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Mana Wahine – SOLD OUT!

21 - 25 June 2016
Run Time 70 Minutes
An Okareka Dance Company production Directed By Taane Mete, Taiaroa Royal, Malia Johnston Part of the Kia Mau Festival 2016 SOLD OUT! Celebrate powerful women with this all-female dance work that draws strength from traditional Maori mythology. Three of New Zealand’s best...
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$46 - $25

La Casa Azul – Inspired by the writings of Frida Kahlo

Written by Sophie Faucher Translated by Neil Bartlett Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Starring Kali Kopae, Bronwyn Turei SORRY! ALL SHOWS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! La Casa Azul – Inspired by the Writings of Frida Kahlo invites you to experience not only Frida Kahlo’s world, but...
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$46 - $25

Red Riding Hood – The Pantomime

15 November 2015 - 10 January 2016
By Roger Hall Songs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams Directed by Susan Wilson   What a big smile you’ll have … Don’t miss Circa’s fabulous Christmas panto! And this year Red Riding Hood is back with one of the great traditional stories – innocent Red Riding Hood,...

Stage Kiss

2 - 30 July
HURRY LAST WEEK! DON’T MISS OUT! Written by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Ross Jolly ‘Stage Kiss is a brilliant, brittle, funny play – and a minefield for actors. Under Ross Jolly’s assured direction, a group of super-talented Circa actors pick their way through the mines almost...
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$25 - $46

Scarlet & Gold

2pm, Saturday 9 July 2016
In Preparation for the Production later in the year
Written by Lorae Parry Scarlet & Gold In Preparation for the upcoming production in December 2016 The dramatic Waihi strike of 1912 was the first union action in New Zealand where women played an active and innovative part.  Scarlet & Gold follows the changing fortunes of...
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$12 - $19

Grimm Bedtime Stories

11 - 23 July
Directed by Lori Leigh Produced by PlayShop Performance Company Starring Callum Devlin, Oliver Devlin, Isobel MacKinnon, Freya Sadgrove, Barney Olson Designed by Harriet Denby Lighting Design by Darryn Woods   When you can’t get to sleep late in the night, listen to a story...
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$10 - $15

Legendary Divas

27 July - 20 Aug
Starring Ali Harper with Michael Williams Produced by Ali-Cat Productions SOLD OUT!   “GREAT EVENING OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT” – Dom Post “TOUCHING AND VERY POIGNANT” – Dom Post Legendary Divas is a show starring award winning actress and...
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$25 - $39

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

6 Aug - 3 Sep
Written by Christopher Durang Directed Susan Wilson Proudly supported by Paul & Danika McArthur   “… a delightfully entertaining production of an excellent play.” Ewen Coleman – Dompost “ a wittily insightful play impeccably done” John Smythe – Theatreview Winner...
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$25 - $46

All Our Sons

5-14 November 2015
By Witi Ihimaera Presented by Taki Rua   World Premiere Courage and loyalty is tested in this new play by Witi Ihimaera “Once they fought each other, now shoulder to shoulder they fight together” Two generations go to war while a third fights a battle to keep her family at...

The Fatal New Zealander

2pm, Saturday 20 August 2016
Written by Sir James McNeish The Fatal New Zealander Who was he? Norman Kirk was Labour’s first native-born Prime Minister. Prime Minister for just 20 months. He died suddenly and prematurely in 1974. James McNeish writes: “Norman Kirk’s death to many is still a mystery. At one...
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$12 - $19

No Post on Sunday

27 August - 10 September
Presented by Everybody Cool Lives Here Directed by  Isobel MacKinnon   Everybody Cool Lives Here are Back! Following the success of Wake Up Tomorrow (2015 Best in NZ Fringe) Everybody Cool Lives Here are returning to Circa with a fresh new work! Devised by a core cast of...
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$25 - $39. $18 Special for selected groups and Carers.

Hui on Women in Theatre – Mon 19 September

Monday 19th September
RSVP hui@circa.co.nz
ON TODAY AT CIRCA! Call for a Hui on Women in Theatre: We invite you to a Hui in September, to lead to a conference, or series of seminars in 2017. Please join us: Circa Theatre, Wellington on Monday 19th September from 2-5pm, then 6-8pm. (Come to one session if you can’t be...
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Free entry

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

1 hour 15 minutes, 28 November − 20 December
Written by Dylan Thomas Dramatised & presented by Ray Henwood What has been described as one of the most magical of Christmas stories is brought to the stage by Ray Henwood for Christmas 2015. It is rounded out by other memories of childhood, first presented by Dylan Thomas...

Wellington Theatre Awards 2015

Sunday 6 December 2015
We cordially invite you to join us for an evening celebrating another engaging year of theatre. Previously the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, we are proud to invite you to a ceremony in honour of theatrical excellence and creativity: The Wellington Theatre Awards 2016, 7.30pm...
All Tickets $35

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
FAMILY PASSES AVAILABLE! Please call 04 801 7992.
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