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Accessibility Information

Where is Circa Theatre?

Circa theatre is located on 1 taranaki Street in central Wellington. We are next to Te papa on the waterfront.

circa map

You will find an interior layout for Circa Theatre below.

Circa Theatre Interior Ground Plan

Is there Accessible parking?

There are five spaces for visitors with disabilities at the Te Papa carpark: two are on the left as you enter the car park and three are on the left as you continue into the covered area. The cost for parking here starts at $4/hour before 5pm, and is $2/hour with a maximum of $8 after 5pm and exiting before 2am. There are several ways to pay for parking, including at an auto-pay station or at the exit. Please visit the Te Papa website for more information about parking at Te Papa. To get to Circa from the Te Papa car park, just head towards the front entrance of Te Papa and then cross the paved area to the Circa entrance, approximately 82 steps away.

What Bus can I catch?

If you are not driving then you can catch several buses to the Courtenay Place bus stops. Check Metlink for a full bus timetable.

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

As of January 2016 we were excited to install new seats in our Circa One Theatre. Not only does this mean our old seats have been upgraded and are more comfortable but the seating is now accessible to wheelchair users. The seats in the front row can be removed so a wheelchair can be placed there instead. This means wheelchair users can now sit next to their family and friends in utmost comfort during the show.

Wheelchair users who would like seats to be removed are recommended to advice Box Office when booking tickets so we are able to get the seats out 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 at 04-801-7992.


Where are the accessible toilets?

We have recently rennovated our Foyer and have a brand new bathroom block. There is one new accessible, unisex toilet in Circa. When you come through the Circa Front doors the bathroom is located directly to the left, past the nook.

Check the floor plan above for the Layout of Circa Theatre. 


Does anyone speak New Zealand Sign language?

Unfortunately, none of our permanent staff speak sign language fluently but they have some basic training under their belts.

Where is the lift?

There is no lift in Circa – all patrons areas are on ground level.

Can I borrow a wheelchair?

Unfortunately, Circa does not have wheelchairs for loan.

How much notice must I give for access services?

For seating and other access requirements when attending a performance, 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. As performances fill up, it becomes harder to ensure that the required seats will be available.

Please also indicate any requirements at the time of booking at Circa Theatre’s Bar and Cafe – again, the earlier the booking is made the better.

If you have any questions about accessibility at Circa, please contact the Box Office at 04 801 7992.

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

No. Circa does not have either of these systems at this time.

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

Yes, this can be arranged. To request a copy of the script, please contact the Box Office at 04 801 7992 or circa@circa.co.nz at least a week before the show.


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