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Circa has been a champion of New Zealand Theatre for 40 Years.  We receive the major part of our funding from Creative New Zealand.  While this allows us to produce theatre of a high standard, we rely on a number of different kinds of support in order to encourage and develop theatre makers so that they can continue to produce work of the highest standard.


Circa’s Major Sponsors provide cash and in-kind support.  Their invaluable contribution enables our actors, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and publicists to work viably while undertaking a production at Circa.


We are very thankful for the Show Sponsors who contribute to specific productions, to provide additional care when it is needed.  Most of our Show Sponsors are individuals or families, whose generous philanthropy is targeted to help where it can best be used.


Last but very definitely not least, we have been incredibly lucky to have had the Friends of Circa as dedicated supporters since the theatre opened in 1976.  This dedicated group of theatre lovers represents our most dedicated audience.  If you are a regular attendee at Circa Theatre, we highly encourage you to join.  The membership fee is $50 (Wellington Heritage Week 2019 Special – one week only!), but the benefits (including a discounted ticket price, regular newsletter, and special Friend’s events) are large.


In 1987, Circa Theatre established the Theatre Artists Charitable Trust (TACT) to provide financial support to the creative artists (actors, playwrights, directors, etc.) during the initial stages of play production and rehearsal.

This year, we have introduced the Arty 500 Annual Campaign – a fundraising campaign that with your help we hope can achieve its goal to raise $100,000 across 2018/19!


In 2012, we were thrilled to welcome our millionth patron to Circa Theatre!  Having seated one million patrons in our main auditorium, we decided that it must be time to upgrade the seats. In 2015 we completed a campaign to raise money for new seats in our main theatre – a major piece of work that was only possible with private philanthropic support.  We would like to thank the extreme generosity of the following Seat Donors, who helped us raise over $200,000 to Treat Your Seat.


Circa Diamond Package – Table for 10

Show your clients you value their business with an unforgettable night of hospitality at Wellington’s leading theatre. Become a Circa Diamond Package business sponsor to receive FIVE personalised ‘Dinner and Show’ evenings for up to 10 guests, whilst supporting Circa Theatre.

Package cost: $10,000 (of which includes a $5,000 donation to Circa Theatre).

For more information and to become a Circa Diamond Package business sponsor, please contact our team on 04 801 7992 or circaadmin@circa.co.nz.