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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Audio Described, Relaxed Performance, NZSL Interpreted Performance.

Circa’s Accessibility Programme

Circa’s accessibility programme is made possible with funding from Wellington City Council. We have developed our accessibility programme with Arts Access Aotearoa. We have a dedicated Accessibility Manager who works with incoming shows to schedule Accessible Performances.

Accessibility Information

Where is Circa Theatre?
Circa Theatre is located at 1 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011. We are next to Te Papa on the waterfront. You will find a map below.

circa map

What is the price for an accessible show?

Circa offers a special discounted ticket price of $25 per person for blind or low vision patrons, deaf or hard of hearing patrons. A companion is free of charge. Service dogs are also allowed, identification must be provided. To book, please call our friendly box office on 04 801 7992 or email circa@circa.co.nz.

Is there Accessible parking?

There are five Accessible Parks at the Te Papa carpark: two are on the left as you enter the car park not under cover and three are on the left as you continue into the covered area. These cannot be reserved but are available day and night.
Click here to download the parking map.

To get to Circa from the Te Papa carpark head towards the front entrance of Te Papa and then cross the large uncovered paved area to the Circa red front door entrance, approximately 82 steps away.

The cost to park there in the daytime, between 8am – 5pm, is $4 for up to 4 hours, and $6 for every hour after, up to a maximum of $40 per day.
Evening and overnight prices between the hours of 5pm – 8am, are just $2 per hour (up to $8 when exiting before 2am) up to a maximum of $24 per night.
You can pay with cash, EFTPOS, or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, or Visa).
Click here for more information about parking at Te Papa.

The cost for parking on Jervois Quay starts at $5/hour Weekdays and $3/hour at Weekends.
The parking is metered 8am-8pm.

Taxi stand
Wellington Combined provide a taxi stand outside Te Papa. Check out their website below:

What Bus can I catch?

You can catch several buses to the Courtenay Place and Willis Street bus stops, including a bus from the Wellington Railway Station or from Wellington Airport. It is a few minutes walk from the bus stops to Circa Theatre.
Click here to download Metlink’s full bus timetable.

From Wellington Railway Station it’s a 20-minute walk to Te Papa along the waterfront. Alternatively, you can catch a bus or taxi.

Is there accessible seating in the theatres? Where can I sit if I use a wheelchair?

In Circa One, the seats in the front row can be removed on request. Wheelchair users who would like seats to be removed are recommended to advise Box Office when booking tickets so we have time to move the seats in time for the performance.

Circa Two does not have this seating structure however the front row of seats provides the most accessible seating, as it is a flat surface from the foyer to these seats, with no inclines or stairs.

If you have any questions about seating, please contact the Box Office on 04 801 7992 or email circa@circa.co.nz.

Where are the accessible toilets?

There is one accessible, unisex toilet in Circa. When you come through the Circa Front doors the bathroom is located directly to the left, through the nook.

Do you have a hearing loop or infra-red system?

Unfortunately, Circa does not have either of these systems.

Does anyone speak New Zealand Sign language?

Some of our permanent staff speak sign language fluently and they have all had some basic training.

Is there a lift?

There is no requirement for a lift at Circa – all show seating and patrons areas can be accessed from ground level with no steps.

Can I borrow a wheelchair?

Unfortunately, Circa does not have wheelchairs, but we can request a loan from other partners. Please let us know with plenty of time for us to organise.

How much notice must I give for access services?

We do our best to accommodate all access requirements, please advise when booking your ticket. The earlier the booking is made, the more likely it is that we will be able to accommodate all requirements.

If you have any questions about accessibility at Circa, please contact the Box Office at 04 801 7992 or email circa@circa.co.nz.

Can I have access to a script of the play before a performance?

Booking Accessible Tickets

To book any accessibility shows, please call our friendly box office on 04 801 7992 or email circa@circa.co.nz.

Upcoming Accessibility Shows

You are able to find out about any upcoming accessibility shows on the website www.circa.co.nz.