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Duration: 9 – 30 Jul - Extra after-school 4pm shows just added!
Price: General Admission $15; Under 2's Free; Family Pass $50 (4 tickets); ECC Schools Pricing $12
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Extra after-school 4pm shows added due to popular demand! Thurs 28 & Fri 29 July only!

These July school holidays, you can join fledgling friends, Tim and Em, as they set off on a journey around the world and beyond. Everyday objects transform and come to life as they explore the depths of the ocean and the plains of the Savanna before turning their eyes towards the stars… Wonderkind is a brand-new, magical theatre experience for children aged three to seven that explores the endless possibilities for wonder and joy that lie in true friendship. 

Combining puppetry, live performance, stunning visual design, a delightful original music score and the epic power of imagination, Wonderkind will take you and your whānau on the journey of a lifetime.

Wonderkind features original music by Craig Sengelow, production design by Sean Coyle and Megan Gladding, costume design by Ebony Cook-Green and puppetry by international puppeteer Ana Lorite of Naranjarte.

Wonderkind is part of The PaperBoats Project, an international partnership platform for performance-makers – www.thepaperboats.com


Hungry for more great children’s theatre these school holidays? Check out these epic shows happening around Wellington!

The Boy With Wings by Birdlife Productions for ages 5+, on at BATS Theatre

Box of Birds by Birdlife Productions for ages 3 – 6, on at BATS Theatre

Kiwi Courage by Kidz Stuff Theatre at Tararua Tramping Club


Devised by Kerryn Palmer, Timothy Fraser, Emma Rattenbury and Ana Lorite of Wonderlight Theatre Aotearoa


Directed by Kerryn Palmer
9 – 30 Jul
Circa Two

Sat 9 – Sun 24 Jul
Tues – Sun 11am, Fri & Sat 1pm

Weds 27 & Fri 29 Jul ECC/Schools shows: 11am & 1pm
ECC/Schools Pricing $12. Email: circa@circa.co.nz to book Schools shows

After-school shows – Thurs 28 & Fri 29 Jul: 4pm

Sat 30 Jul: 11am & 1pm

General Admission $15
Under 2’s free
Family pass $50 (4 tickets)

Runtime: 45 mins (no interval)





  •  Relaxed performances – Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 20th July.  

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  • Pay it Forward’ tickets

Now you can ‘play’ it forward! Purchase one ticket to Wonderkind for someone who usually cannot afford to go to the theatre and Circa will find it a good home. Book here

If you are interested in claiming a Pay it Forward ticket or nominating a friend, please contact the Circa Theatre Box Office Team on circa@circa.co.nz. This initiative is year-round, currently running in active collaboration with Wonderkind.



Wonderkind contains no spoken words. Instead, the story is conveyed through physical performance, live puppetry and a bold visual design.



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Image by Rebekah de Roo