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We need your help for the Great Circa Rebuild!

Circa Theatre is the heart of Wellington’s thriving arts community. Our building is considered a Wellington icon, but over time, the frontage has developed severe leaks, and suffered extensive weather damage. We need to carry out these urgent repairs, and as part of that, we plan to replace the existing conservatory frontage with a striking new fit-for-purpose frontage that will sustain Wellington’s iconic Theatre for generations to come.

This stunning design by Sebastian Bernhardt of Inside Design, includes a ‘Valerium’, a kinetic art installation, by internationally renowned designer Kayne Horsham of Kaynemaile. Their light-weight Bio-based architectural fabric, inspired by the chainmail armour in The Lord of the Rings, is hard-wearing and will move with a wiri reflecting the waters of our energised harbour-side location. Circa is artist-focused, and most of our income goes directly to creative artists rather than bricks and mortar. We are therefore asking for your help to raise the $2.5 million needed to bring our vision to life.












We have raised over $2.3 million and completed Stage One of these works. We are now fundraising for the remaining $150,000 required for Stage Two.
Stage One included a full repaint of the building, roof repairs, and the full restoration of our historic Eastern façade. Stage two will include the replacement of the Northern harbour-facing frontage. 

Please consider making a gift today. All donations will make a difference.

If you have any questions about the project, or you wish to make a larger contribution, please contact Chrissy Boulton on partnership@circa.co.nz








Concept art: Inside Design