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This is the 10.30am morning session. There is also a 12:30pm tour.
Meet the neighbours! Have you ever been behind the scenes at Circa Theatre? No? Here is your chance to join one of our two exclusive members visits. 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.