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Spring Awakening: A play by Frank Wedekind

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 8:33 am | Bats Theatre

Imagine living inside a fantastical world continuously mutating and breeding. We place high expectations and faith into our young people from an early age. Spring Awakening , a play by Frank Wedekind interrogates the experience of growing up and ... More >>

Alan Rickman Impersonator Performs One Man Action Movie

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 4:16 pm | Bats Theatre

Gift of the Gab is a fast-paced devised show that features James Cain’s impeccable impressions to tell an hour long action movie on stage. Alan Rickman, in a career slump, sells his soul to create the most vacuous piece of entertainment ever witnessed ... More >>

Me/You/Us/Them: Respect existence or expect resistance

Monday, 21 September 2015, 10:04 am | Bats Theatre

There are defining moments in people’s lives which cause change, a transition, moments that create a movement internally and shape them into a unique being, created by these experiences. Our personal experiences are vastly different from each other’s, ... More >>

Comedian Brings Orgy Home

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:32 am | Bats Theatre

Comedian Freya Desmarais is returning to her roots, bringing two shows in as many weeks to Wellington’s BATS Theatre. More >>

Joyce's Ulysses Comes to BATS, this Bloomsday

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:20 am | Bats Theatre

The Year of Reading Massively is a 12-month podcast project from award-winning comedian and writer Jonny Potts. On June 16th he will be joined by Wellington improv doyenne Jen O'Sullivan, writer and director Uther Dean ('Spyfinger!', 'A Show About Superheroes') ... More >>


Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:38 pm | Bats Theatre

Embody2 is a new performance platform for artists who practice and work within the mediums of the body, movement, dance, sound, visuals and music. More >>

Letters from the Front brings ANZAC letters alive

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 12:50 pm | Bats Theatre

Improv troupe Best on Tap is bringing a special show to BATS for ANZAC Day. More >>

Fast and loose theatre from nothing!

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:16 pm | Bats Theatre

PlayShop is pleased to announce the return of its flagship show, LIVE. PlayShop LIVE is late-night improvised comedy without limits, fast, physical, and unpredictable, and it's performed every Friday night! A team of 4 skilled actors and a musician ... More >>

Once Upon a Time in Wellington

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:32 pm | Bats Theatre

Once Upon a Time in Wellington is a play showing at BATS from Thursday 16 October to Saturday 25 October, is the third stand-alone play from a trilogy of theatre productions written by Tza Drake, a graduate of Victoria Universities prestigious International ... More >>

Afterlife of a Fringe Favourite

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:34 am | Bats Theatre

After a crowd-pleasing run at the 2014 Fringe, Alice May Connolly brings her lo-fi comic fairy tale to the BATS stage in October. Written and performed by Connolly ( Vampimple , The Bacchanals), joined on stage by Hillary Penwarden (The Bacchanals), ... More >>

TONIGHT [28/8/14]: The Great Political Comedy Debate

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:22 pm | Bats Theatre

It's a night for debating. You could stay home frowning at tonight's Leaders debate, or laugh it up with us at BATS! More >>

BATS Theatre to become a hive of political performance

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:34 pm | Bats Theatre

What do Winston Peters, a savage and wild barbarian, Karl Marx, and a group of dusky maidens have in common? They’re all part of #RaucousCaucus2014, a two week festival of political performance taking over BATS Theatre from the 26th of August. More >>

Teenage Brazilian Drag Queen Dominatrix Tells Her Secrets

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:40 pm | Bats Theatre

After Sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, Mistress Dominique is coming to Wellington to share the secrets of her profession. More >>

BATS calls for community to join flight home

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 12:42 pm | Bats Theatre

BATS Theatre is gearing up, literally, for a return to a strengthened and refurbished building late this year and has announced a deadline of August 1st to reach a target of $25,000 through their fundraising website at More >>

“Perfect” Benedict Cumberbatch inspires new show

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 9:59 pm | Bats Theatre

An obsession with British actor and movie star Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired three Wellington women to write and perform “Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die”, on at BATS Theatre from 19 to 28 June. More >>

Helping BATS Fly Home

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:25 am | Bats Theatre

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties ... More >>

Helping BATS Fly Home

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:24 am | Bats Theatre

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties ... More >>

I, Monster

Friday, 14 March 2014, 10:52 am | Bats Theatre

Man, Monster, Machine. Contemporary dancer and performance artist Kyah Dove traverses the landscape of being human in this graphically intense and highly physical body of work. More >>

BATS Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on 2013 STAB Season

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 12:08 pm | Bats Theatre

On Monday evening 9th September 2013, the Chair of the BATS Theatre Board, Victoria Spackman, pulled back the curtain at BATS Out of Site to reveal to media and gathered members of the arts community details of the 2013 STAB season. More >>

I Betty Ya Didn't Know This About Colonial New Zealand

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 12:39 pm | Bats Theatre

It's the middle of the 19th century and rich people hate poor people like, a lot. In England they are trying hard to rid the streets of the lower classes. More >>



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