Circa Theatre Historical Tour II

Monday 25 July, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join us for an afternoon exploring the behind the scenes of Circa Theatre. A Circa Councillor will take you on a unique guided tour of the building , including rarely seen backstage areas. Learn about the fascinating building move from 7 Harris Street to 1 Taranaki Street – including how the facade of 120-year-old Westport Chambers was trucked across the road and the new theatre built in behind it.

Circa Theatre started life in 1976 after a breakaway group of actors and theatre practitioners decided a new way of producing theatre was required for New Zealand. Enlisting the assistance of others who worked outside of theatre, a new ‘less is more’ model was created and a pared-back theatre space was built in the Ilott Advertising building on the corner of Harris Street and Jervois Quay. In November 1994 Circa moved to its new premises at 1 Taranaki Street.

This is the 12.30pm session. There is also a 10:30am tour.

Member $20. Members only. Numbers limited. (incl. tour and free parking)


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Circa Tour II - Member
$ 20.00
14 available
Friends of Te Papa
(04) 381 7051
2022-07-25 12:30:00 2022-07-25 13:30:00 Pacific/Wallis Circa Theatre Historical Tour II A Friends of Te Papa event. More details: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 6011 Friends of Te Papa
Circa Theatre
1 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011 + Google Map