Avenue Q - last few tickets!

The naughtiest puppets in town are in Wellington...if you're easily offended, don't f*&^#*% come!

Our 2022 Sponsors!

Wellington Repertory Theatre acknowledges the support of our sponsors in supporting our 2021 Season

2022 Beer Sponsor

Whistling Sisters exists to support sisters and brothers across Aotearoa in the fight against breast cancer. A portion of our profits goes to the Karen Louisa Foundation, a trust we created to fund advanced breast cancer research and continue the legacy of our inspiration, sister, daughter and friend, Karen Louisa whom we lost to breast cancer. As we grow, so does our contribution to a cause that’s close to our hearts

We create craft beer in a spectrum of styles, from easy-drinking crowd favourites to traditional ‘old world’ recipes, and experimental, new world brews.

2022 Wine Sponsor

During the 1990’s Greg and Sue White decided to make the sort of radical lifestyle change that many dream of, and so few actually put into practice.  Shedding their corporate business suits the pair set sail on a 48-foot yacht named Chanticleer. Their daughter Samantha would spend the first six months of her life on board the yacht. Sheltering from the Pacific hurricane season Greg, Sue and Samantha ended up in the beautiful waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Inspired by the beauty of the region, the couple decided a Marlborough winery was the sort of project to see them return to dry land. Whitehaven remains proudly family owned and is headed by Sue who continues the dream she and her late husband Greg shared. In 2020 Samantha (with Sue below) joined the family business, along with her husband Josh Barclay, to follow in Sue and Greg’s footsteps and continue the family vision.

Something for everybody

We’re proud to be bringing 4 great shows (Covid-permitting) to Wellington audiences in 2022, including The Apartment, written by Wellington local Tama Smith.  We kick off the year with a NZ premiere of The Spitfire Grill – a powerful American musical.



Mar 23rd – Apr 2nd
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Jen Goddard

This modern American musical tells a story in the town of Gilead.  The town is facing plenty of change – the “Spitfire Grill” finds itself in the centre of a community that has stagnated. A longing for the past coupled with finding the ‘new’ is the backdrop of a story about finding oneself.


Jun 1st – 11th
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Paul Stone and Helen Cashin

Brandon wants excitement at any price. He persuades his weak-minded friend Granillo to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest and invite some acquaintances, including the dead man’s father, to a party – the chest and its gruesome contents serving as a supper table.


Aug 2nd-12th
Gryphon Theatre
written & directed by Tama Smith

WRT is proud to be supporting the development of this brand-new New Zealand play.

Bitter-sweet and locally focused, this new and exciting play by Tama Smith, Apartment explores the intersection of the lives of a cluster of characters, living in the close quarters of an apartment block, as their world is pitched into the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.


Nov 23rd – Dec 3rd
Gryphon Theatre
directed by Ewen Coleman

Not the show for your own ‘little monsters’, even if most of the characters are based on Sesame Street!

This delightful parody, packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, that dares to ask the question “What do you do with a B.A. in English” brings the naughtiest puppets in town to the Wellington Repertory Theatre stage.

Avenue Q ingeniously combines a cast of humans with puppets who tackle the subjects of dating, internet porn, being gay and finding purpose in life.


drama and fun

Wellington Repertory Theatre has been part of the Wellington theatre community for over 90 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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