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Duration: 30 Sept - 10 Oct
Location: Suitable for all ages
Price: All tickets $15!
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The Glitter Garden
Written by George Fowler and Lori Leigh
Directed by Lori Leigh

30 Sep – 10 Oct
Circa One 
Tues – Sat 11am & 6.30pm; Sun 4th Oct 4pm

All tickets are $15

Suitable for all ages

Become a Glitter Guardian* for $50 to support this show and help its artists flourish.

The Glitter Garden is a drag musical extravaganza for kids – the first of its kind in the world – featuring dazzling outfits, sickening moves, and fierce lip syncing.

Created by TVNZ’s ‘House of Drag’ winner Hugo Grrrl (George Fowler) and acclaimed stage director Dr. Lori Leigh, this children’s theatre show aims to educate, empower and entertain young people through the art of drag. Join Hugo the Gardener on Pride Parade as he attempts to embrace self-care, personal growth and planter boxes, all with the help of his glittering garden friends.

I made this show because everybody loves sparkles. And because if I had seen this show as a kid it might have changed my life” — George Fowler

The Glitter Garden stars Hugo Grrrl, Eva Goodnight, The Everchanging Boy, Robin YaBlind and features an original score by Maxwell Apse.

*Glitter Guardian tickets: To help The Glitter Garden and its busy bees grow and flourish, you can choose to book a “Glitter Guardian” ticket. Proceeds from ticket prices directly impact the show makers and the future of the work – we are incredibly grateful to our Glitter Guardians for the extra sparkle they gift our team.



Do you want to add a little extra sparkle to someone’s life and help more wee sprouts see live theatre?

You can Pay it Forward with tickets to The Glitter Garden here!

All Pay it Forward vouchers purchased in in the lead up to and during The Glitter Garden season will be gifted to families and youth not usually able to attend theatre. Circa and the Glitter Gardeners will work directly with local organisations to find these tickets a home and you can also request a ticket directly from the Circa Box Office at circa@circa.co.nz. What a blooming great idea!

Glow forth and spread a little sunshine today!


Accessibility at Circa!

We have a Relaxed Performance of The Glitter Garden on Tuesday 6 Oct at 11am.

A Relaxed Performance is a special performance of a show designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning difficulty.

This means that there will be a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance, and some small changes will be made to the light and sound effects. The auditorium will have a smaller than usual capacity so patrons will be able to move around more easily. There will also be a chill-out area available in the foyer.

To book please email circa@circa.co.nz or call 04 801 7992

For a video introduction to the interior of Circa Theatre, watch the video below:

NOTE: If you’re wanting subtitles, please press Subtitles/Closed Captions at the lower right hand corner of the screen after press Play.

For an information pack on The Glitter Garden for Relaxed Performance patrons, click here.

This pack is for parents for a full overview of the process and show:

Relaxed Performance Pack The Glitter Garden Final Document

This is for children to read before the show:

For children – Glitter Garden Relaxed Performance FINAL


To book please email circa@circa.co.nz or call 04 801 7992


‘World-first’ drag musical for children coming to Wellington’s Circa Theatre – stuff.co.nz

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