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Discover and celebrate the 45-year history of Wellington’s iconic Circa Theatre through a free, one-hour guided tour of Wellington’s foyer and backstage area at 1 Taranaki St.
A Circa Councillor will take you on a unique guided tour of the ground level of this historic building, including rarely seen backstage areas. Learn about the fascinating building move from 7 Harris Street to 1 Taranaki Street – including how the facade of 120-year-old Westport Chambers was trucked across the road and the new theatre built in behind it.
Due to Alert Level 2 restrictions, the tour will be of the ground level only, which includes our foyer, two theatres, backstage and outside.
The one-hour tours will run at 1pm daily from Mon 25 – Fri 29 October and there will be 4 tours on Sat 30 October at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.
Max 20 people per tour and bookings are essential.
There will be opportunities to join as a ‘Friend of Circa’ at a special reduced rate of $50 for the year (normally $60).
Booking is required. Please book here or call our friendly Box Office team on 04 801 7992.
Location: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 (next to Te Papa)
Duration: One hour per tour
About Circa Theatre
As a leader of arts and culture in Wellington for over 45 years, Circa Theatre strives to bring quality playwriting, performance and creativity and the very best of New Zealand and the world to our glorious waterfront. Circa Theatre started life in 1976 after a breakaway group of actors and theatre practitioners decided a new way of producing theatre was required for New Zealand. Enlisting the assistance of others who worked outside of theatre, a new ‘less is more’ model was created and a pared-back theatre space was built in the Ilott Advertising building on the corner of Harris Street and Jervois Quay. In November 1994 Circa moved to its new premises at 1 Taranaki Street, next door to Te Papa.