Calendar of Events

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2018 Performances

February – December 2019

Greater Wellington Area

Wellington, Palmerston North, Whanaganui and Wairarapa, and all the places in between!  

The Pond

By Peter Wilson

The Pond is a magical journey through the eyes of the creatures and plants that live in and around the pond and whose daily lives depend on the importance of water for their survival. The play begins with rain, rain that makes the puddles, the rivers and the ponds. One by one, the creatures and plants that live in and around the pond are introduced. But something is wrong, the water in the pond is growing foul and dirty. Something has to be done.

The story is told using simple songs, music, movement and puppets. The two actors take the children in the audience on a wonderful journey to discover the colours, textures, sounds and creatures of the pond and help them to understand the importance of water. The delightful characters are created with shadow and hand puppets .

Full of music, sounds, songs and action, The Pond is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young children, performed in the intimacy of your own centre, classroom or school hall. The Pond is not only entertaining, it is also a great learning experience for young audiences.

Suitable for ages 2 – 8 years old (up to and including year 2).

Times:  9:30, 11:30 & after lunch

Venue:  Directly in your education centre or school

Bookings & Information contact: or 021 042 1851


Wellington – April 2019 School Holidays

Paper Shaper

16th – 27th April 2019

Short and simple, yet rich with emotion and humour, PAPER SHAPER is the antithesis of big-brand kids’ entertainment such as Hi-5 or The Wiggles. With utmost care and skill the company weaves together a magical world that will introduce children to the true beauty that theatre is capable of expressing.

The story springs straight from the realms of imagination and curiosity that children inhabit. What happens to that little man on the side of the rubbish bin when no-one is looking? He creates a whole universe out of people’s paper, with a paper sun, paper trees, paper flowers and paper butterflies. When a long-faced but cheerful man visits the Paper Shaper’s park for a picnic, the two start out as opponents, but soon become playmates and finally, friends.

This tale, devised by director Peter Wilson and puppet designer Tim Denton, with music by Gareth Farr, needs no dialogue to communicate to its junior audience. The combination of maskwork and puppetry opens up some wonderful possibilities for visual storytelling, deftly performed by Kenny King and Peter Wilson.

Suitable for ages 1 – 100

By kind permission from Capital E.

Times:  Tues – Sat 10am, 11.30am and 6pm.  Sun 4.30pm

Venue:  Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington (map)

Tickets:  All Tickets $15 – Family Pass $50 (2 children & 2 Adults)

Bookings:  Circa Theatre Website


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