Smash Hits and World Premieres as Circa and Sondheim Launch an Auckland Live Cabaret Season


One of Auckland’s favourite night-time playgrounds, The Civic, heats up this winter as Auckland Live Cabaret Experience presents the ultimate blend of finesse and glamour, with two exhilarating cabarets taking over the Civic theatre main stage this June.

From Thursday 22 June to Saturday 1 July, The Civic will again honour its rich cabaret history, offering audiences the chance to make memories and have their senses soar.

An experience that will have you gripping your seat, Circa’s Peepshow (Club Remix) will make its world premiere during the Auckland Live Cabaret Experience, for four performances only (29-30 June & 1 July) with big beats, playful acts and thrilling acrobatics.

A smash hit across Australia, Circa’s Peepshow has astonished audiences in Berlin, London and Sydney. Outrageously skilled, delightfully funny, and razor-sharp, this remix is set to a pumping soundtrack and a live DJ, Ori Lichtik, with some of the best acrobatic talents on the planet under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz.

On Thursday 22 June, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest singers come together to celebrate the late composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, in A Night of Sondheim.

Sondheim is responsible for creating some of broadways most popular and cherished shows and was described by the New York Times as a ‘Titan of the American Musical’. This concert will feature Sondheim classics like ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story and ‘Send in the Clowns’ from A Little Night Music through to favourites from, Company, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Follies. This concert will showcase some of the very best musical theatre tunes ever composed.

Tickets for Peepshow (Club Remix) and A Night of Sondheim are on sale now.

A NIGHT OF SONDHEIM Thu 22 June | The Civic
PEEPSHOW (CLUB REMIX) Thu 29, Fri 30 June & Sat 1 July | The Civic

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa’s Peepshow (Club Remix), image by Prudence Upton and Damien Bredberg

Auckland Live Cabaret Experience 2023

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