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New WRT Season Includes 'Royal Hunt of The Sun'

New WRT Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

Wellington Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of four plays covering a wide range of genres - including comedy, drama, and musicals - that promise to entertain, enlighten, and amuse. Our 2019 season will feature Service Please! written by New Zealand playwright Cameron Lines.

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Playhouse,” says Oliver Mander, Wellington Repertory’s President. “2019 marks a year of change for us - new venues, more shows, and a new website are the first steps in preparing Wellington Repertory for its next century of entertainment.”

The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer, Apr 3 -13

Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, Jun 22 – 29

Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer and Service Please! by Cameron Lines, Jul 31 - Aug 10

First Date by Austin Winsberg, Nov 20 - 30

Wellington Repertory will stage Brecht's Threepenny Opera at the Hannah Playhouse - the first time it has used this venue. All other shows will be performed at the Gryphon Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now at

About Wellington Repertory Theatre

Wellington Repertory Theatre has been part of the Wellington theatre community for over ninety years.

Our mission is to attract, inspire, and engage audiences, performers, and supporters through our shared love of theatre. We welcome new members, both on-stage or behind-the-scenes.

We aim to grow our audience, produce a variety of shows that appeal to a broad range of people and maintain WRT as a respected voice within the Wellington theatre community.

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