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EUGENIA: A Scarlet & Gold Fundraiser – 2pm Sat 24 Sept

24 September
Help fund Scarlet & Gold
Written by Lorae Parry Fundraiser – A Rehearsed Public Reading   Join us at a Rehearsed public reading of Eugenia, to celebrate 30 years since Homosexual Law Reform and contribute to Lorae’s new play, Scarlet & Gold. Circa Theatre 2pm Saturday Sept 24th 2016...
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The Gaps Between

11 - 15 Oct
Written by Sebastian Morgan-Lynch Additional writing by Tara Lee Music composed and performed by Sebastian Morgan-Lynch Additional Music by Daniel Lynch and Robin Perks Video and time-lapse photography by Tim Henwood RUNTIME: Approx. 80mins (no interval) Electric cello, and...
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$25 - $46


15 October - 12 November
By Dave Armstrong Directed by Conrad Newport RUNTIME: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval) Please Note: No Late Admittance! FINAL WEEK! Aucklander Michael Caughey has it all: a successful US screenwriting career, a beautiful actress girlfriend Cherie, and a Central Otago vineyard....
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$46 - $25


22 Oct - 19 Nov
LAST WEEK! - "this is a must-see production" - Ewen Coleman, The Dom Post
Written by Duncan Macmillan Directed by Dean Hewison Produced by Show Pony LAST WEEK!!! RUNTIME: 70 minutes (no interval) Please note no late admissions.  “As an up-to-the minute treatise on modern living and the issues surrounding parenting in today’s world,...
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$25 - $46

The Dark

2pm, Saturday 29 October 2016
Written by Ken Duncum The Dark What are you afraid of?  The Dark is a supernatural romance set in the 1920s during the height of the Spiritualism craze.  NZ sisters Mina and Hannah Fox are a sensation on the British and US séance circuit, until the editor of a psychic journal...
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$12 - $19

Roger Hall’s “Jack and The Beanstalk”

19 Nov – 20 Dec
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By Roger Hall Directed by Susan Wilson Songs By Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams  Run time: Approx. 2 hours (including a 15 min interval) What better way to get into the Holiday spirit than to mix laughter with tradition and join the festive fun at this year’s pantomi...
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$15 - $46

Scarlet & Gold

25 Nov - 22 Dec
Preview 24 Nov
Writer: Lorae Parry Director: Kate JasonSmith Choreographer: Jan Bolwell   ‘A must see! Timely, Relevant, Engaging.’  – Theatreview   A New Zealand Premiere Finalist for the 2016 Adam Play Award. Run Time: 2 hours 5 mins (including a 15min interval)....
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24 October – 21 November 2015
By Pip Hall Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford   Fate, chance and rooftop romance. Ache is a fateful comedy about two thirty-somethings trying to find their way through modern love, materialism and the Wellington dating-drought. At a time when we are promised happiness with...

Adventures in Pianoland

15-17 October 2015
Written and performed by JAN PRESTON Directed by GAYLENE PRESTON   How I learned to stop worrying and love the piano The irrepressible Jan Preston comes clean on her longstanding and sometimes bumpy road to piano stardom. Jan will spin yarns from dives in Soho to the concert...

The Bookbinder

25 September – 10 October 2015
Written by Ralph McCubbin Howell Directed by Hannah Smith Presented by Trick of the Light Theatre   They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one… From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t...


10-31 October 2015
By Patrick Evans Based on the novel of the same name Directed by Conrad Newport   It is 1955 and beyond the famous hedge something magic is about to happen. In his beloved garden the “Father of the Nations Fiction” Frank Sargeson is waiting for his old mate Harry to turn up....

The Travelling Squirrel

5 September – 3 October 2015
By Robert Lord Directed by Susan Wilson   NZ Premiere “We that live to please must please to live” – Dr Samuel Johnson From Robert Lord, the author of the award-winning and much loved Joyful & Triumphant, comes The Travelling Squirrel, a romp through the fickle nature of...

Downton Adlib

2 August – 27 September 2015
By The Improvisors   Quality costume drama – only funnier. An aristocratic English family and their servants face the challenges of life in the early twentieth century. A cast of Wellington’s top improv comedians face the challenge of making up a brand new episode every...

The Beautiful Ones

27 June – 11 July 2015
Written and Directed by Hone Kouke Produced by Tawata Productions Movement by Dolina Wehipeihana & Hone Kouka Design by K*Saba, Tama Waipara, Johnson Witehira, Wai Mihinui, Jaimee Warda, Sopheak Seng, Laurie Dean   World Premiere A hyperreal digital love story. the...

The Hound of the Baskervilles

25 July – 29 August 2015
By Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the stage by Clive Francis Directed by Ross Jolly   Sherlock Holmes vs the Powers of Evil A bloodcurdling howl is heard across a cold, moonlit moor; the horrifying, spectral hound has claimed another victim … When Sir Charles Baskerville is...

The Ugly One

11 July – 8 August 2015
Written by Marius von Mayenburg; translated by Maja Zada Directed by Giles Burton   A scalpel sharp, absurd comic fantasy about beauty. Lette thinks he is normal, but when he discovers that he is, in fact, unbelievably ugly he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. Suddenly he...

Matariki Development Festival

22 June – 4 July 2015
Presented by Tawata Productions   An international indigenous playwrights’ festival boasting an enviable whakapapa of the very best of contemporary Maori & Pasifika theatre.  MDF 2015 features new writing by Natano Keni, James Nokise and Pikihuia Haenga. The Matariki...

Edge/Turning Page

6-20 June 2015
Broadway Star, ANGELICA PAGE “An actress of the highest possible voltage” – Wall Street Journal Performing two shows, alternate nights, two weeks only   EDGE written by PAUL ALEXANDER Set in 1963 on the day of Sylvia Plath’s death, Edge presents the self-told story of the...

Second Afterlife

29 May – 13 June 2015
By Ralph McCubbin Howell Directed by Kerryn Palmer   Return Season of the 2014 Young and Hungry sensation! Dan was an internet junkie – now he’s calling it quits. But in order to forge a new profile, he must face up to his online history and it’s not going down without a...


3 May – 14 June 2015
By The Improvisors Part of NZ International Comedy Festival   The Improvisors are back at Circa with another season of this very popular show. Each night two teams of Improvisors take suggestions from the audience and spin them into short scenes, songs, poems or whatever...