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All-Star Child Cast Confirmed for A Doll’s House

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:13 pm | Circa Theatre

Director Katherine McRae has lined up an all-star cast of children to work alongside her adult cast in the Circa season of A Doll’s House, re-imagined from Ibsen’s original by Emily Perkins. The characters of twins Billy and Bee will be shared by ... More >>

Circa Theatre Presents World Premiere of ‘Caging Skies’

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:14 am | Circa Theatre

Johannes, a zealous member of the Vienna Hitler Youth, discovers a fateful secret – his family is hiding a young Jewish woman, Elsa, in their home. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that ... More >>

A Doll's House: Re-imagined by Emily Perkins

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:31 pm | Circa Theatre

The re-imagining of the Ibsen classic A Doll’s House by Emily Perkins will be staged at Circa Theatre this August, directed by award-winning director Katherine McRae. This modern take on a much-loved classic picks up Ibsen’s gauntlet and drops it ... More >>

BAFTA Award Winner's Play WEED Hits Circa Theatre

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:06 pm | Circa Theatre

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson recently hit the headlines suggesting that NZ farmers around should forget expanding the dairy industry and start growing cannabis to survive. Little did he know this was a concept already entertained by a famous ... More >>

The BEATGIRLS Celebrate 21 Years

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:38 pm | Circa Theatre

One of NZ’s leading entertainment institutes, The BeatGirls will return to Circa Theatre in April with their latest show The BeatGirls 21st – All Grown Up, celebrating 21 years entertaining audiences the world over. More >>

WTF! Women's Theatre Festival at Circa Theatre

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:57 pm | Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre is proud to curate and host WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival , celebrating women’s voices and following on from 2016’s hugely successful Women in Theatre Hui. A second conference will be hosted at Whitireia on 11 March 2017 (to coincide ... More >>

Roger Hall's Last Legs to return to Circa

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:16 pm | Circa Theatre

As the New Zealand population lives longer, the issue of retirement options is taking centre stage, which could account for the extraordinary success of Roger Hall’s latest play Last Legs . Set in a retirement village, the play had a sell-out World ... More >>

Lungs at Circa Theatre

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 1:52 pm | Circa Theatre

A new production from Circa Theatre asks if bringing a baby into today’s world of over-population, global warming, and political unrest is the right thing to do for our planet. More >>

Central by Dave Armstrong

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 9:56 am | Circa Theatre

Following a premier at the 2015 Wanaka Festival of Colour, Armstrong Creative brings Dave Armstrong’s new award-winning play, Central , to Circa Theatre. Central won Best Play in the 2015 Script Writers Awards run by the New Zealand Writers Guild. More >>

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 11:35 am | Circa Theatre

Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. More >>

A rehearsed reading of Scarlet & Gold

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:09 pm | Circa Theatre

Waihi 1912: Another accident in the Martha Gold Mine and the miners’ wives say Enough! Improve conditions or strike! Wives, mothers and sweethearts rally – they’re the ones trying to scrape together food for the table, clothes for the kids. As the ... More >>

Joyful and Triumphant

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 3:57 pm | Circa Theatre

WRITEN BY ROBERT LORD, DIRECTED BY SUSAN WILSON Proudly supported by Peter Biggs CNZM and Mary Biggs 2 APRIL - 7 MAY CIRCA ONE CELEBRATING CIRCA THEATRE’S 40TH BIRTHDAY Out-standing award-winning New Zealand play returns to Circa Theatre More >>

King Lear starring Ray Henwood

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:33 pm | Circa Theatre

Proudly sponsored by Christopher Finlayson and Cariad Productions, with the support of the British Council More >>

Jekyll & Hyde Brings Darkness and Desire to Circa

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:10 am | Circa Theatre

Award-winning production company A Slightly Isolated Dog are back with the highly anticipated follow up to last year’s smash hit Don Juan, with an innovative reimagining of Stevenson’s classic tale, Jekyll & Hyde . More >>

World Premiere of Family Favourite in New Zealand Festival

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:56 pm | Circa Theatre

The world premiere of The ACB With Honora Lee will feature as Circa’s offering in The New Zealand Festival 2016. Adapted for the stage by Jane Waddell from Kate De Goldi’s acclaimed 2012 children’s novel, is a charming exploration of kindness, ... More >>

The Ugly One

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:32 pm | Circa Theatre

Lette thinks he is normal, but when he discovers that he is in fact unbelievably ugly, he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. Suddenly he becomes the most beautiful man in the world. Fame and riches follow; women want to sleep with him and men want ... More >>

Young And Hungry Show Moves to the Professional Stage

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:31 pm | Circa Theatre

The Return Season of the 2014 Young and Hungry sensation. Last year, Director Kerryn Palmer brought the youthful dark comedy to life at Wellington’s Bats Theatre as part of the 2014 Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre , and she is thrilled to ... More >>

Don Juan

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 9:55 am | Circa Theatre

Five of Frances’ most famous actors tell the bold and thrilling adventures of Don Juan, the world’s greatest lover. It is, literally, a party that tells a story: A sexy, fierce, raucous celebration. More >>

Call for Proposals - 2016 Circa Programme

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:03 pm | Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre is calling for proposals for its 2016 season . Circa’s programme is the life-blood of the theatre. The Circa Council, the governing body of Circa Theatre, is responsible for all programming decisions and Council members read a ... More >>

The 2014 Adam Play Award winner begins the year at Circa

Monday, 5 January 2015, 9:35 am | Circa Theatre

Elisabeth Easther’s Seed is winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award, which recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre, opening the year at Circa One on 17 January. The play follows four women as they try to get pregnant, ... More >>