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Address: 1 Taranaki St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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+64 4-801 7992

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Great variety of events

I am a friend of this theatre There is such a great variety of local artists and plays. Also children's theatre

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Liz D
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am a friend of this theatre There is such a great variety of local artists and plays. Also children's theatre

Thank Liz D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

While in Wellington for a few days, we stopped by the Circa Theatre and picked up tickets for a couple of their shows. It's a small theatre, but the productions were innovative, funny and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. One was a comedy horror story about Jekyll and Hyde and the other a comedy about senior... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's a small and cosy theatre but its a great way to experience the true cultural side of Wellington. There's a small Cafe/bar area and it has two theatres. The one I went in, 'circa 2' is comfy and intimate. I went to see Scarlet & Gold, a NZ play that focuses on the mining strikes and the struggles of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Husband and I enjoyed a performance of Lungs at the Circa theatre 2. This was our first visit to this theatre on the waterfront. There is a delightful charm to this intimate space. Booking done with ease online.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We often go to musical plays, always fabulous !! Enjoyed a wine or two, topped off with sweet treat :) Super entertainment!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We were in the district of museums etc & decided to catch a play if seats were available. Bonus we bought front row seats for the nights performance of Stage Kiss. Fantastic quaint theatre that has a bar as well as snacks. The show was first class. Wonderful little theatre with friendly obliging staff.

Thank fayefrey
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We went to a musical play based on the works of Jane Austen that was absolutely fabulous! Had we stayed longer in Wellington, I would definitely have checked out whatever else was coming to this theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in while visiting te papa and picked up some tickets for that evening. Saw a quality show and had some theatre sweets and treats. If you enjoy theatre this is a must.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

If you're a theatre enthusiast, then this is your place for a regular visitor. It's literally the best theatre company in Wellington. They have a range of shows, from famous classics to Kiwi performances and children's plays. The main hall is the place where the normally stage the main program.

Thank Reza S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

We have been coming back to Wellington at this time of the year for quite a few years now and always go to the Pantomine. I think Circa consistently has the best theatre in the country. The atmosphere is great and the staff are friendly. Just wish we could come more often!

Thank Wayne K

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