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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 >>

Compelling, Witty and Perceptive American Journey

Monday, 10 June 2013, 2:47 pm | Bats Theatre

Comedy musical ONE MAN GUY: DIRTY AMERICAN DECADE is coming to Wellington’s BATS Theatre following a successful Auckland season. More >>

Bangkok to open at Bats this month

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 2:30 pm | Bats Theatre

Lilly Csorgo, one of Wellington’s newest theatre arrivals, is bringing her play Bangkok to a Wellington Audience this month. Bangkok was workshopped as part of the prestigious RAW Reading Series in New York City, and the Banff playRites Colony. More >>

Life. After.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 3:29 pm | Bats Theatre

Life. After. began when playwright Anita Ross stumbled upon an intriguing idea. What if the living and the dead had the chance (or the misfortune) to grieve together? More >>

Have You Ever Wanted Superpowers?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 10:17 am | Bats Theatre

PRESS RELEASE: Have You Ever Wanted Superpowers? Mentalist Robert Haley Has Just The ELIXIR For You! Wellingtonians will be encouraged to take their medicine when N.Z’s very own Mentalist brings his new show ELIXIR to BATS next month. Robert ... More >>

Riddiford Street:: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Monday, 25 February 2013, 9:36 am | Bats Theatre

One of Wellington's newest Troupes, PlayShop, brings you Medical Soap Opera at its best..and most raw. A cast of 16 will rotate through the 5 night season to unfurl tales of romance, betrayal, friendships...and health care. More >>

BATS Theatre opening next week on Cuba Street

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 12:20 pm | Bats Theatre

After a flurry of work, a new theatre on the corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets is receiving the finishing touches needed to turn it from an old bar into a brand new space for BATS, until its return home to 1 Kent Terrace in 2014. More >>

BATS Theatre finds new temporary home in Civic Square

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 3:41 pm | Bats Theatre

BATS Theatre has announced that it will temporarily relocate to the McKenzie Theatre in the Capital E centre in Civic Square, opening its first season there in early 2013. The move will allow for planned earthquake strengthening and refurbishment ... More >>


Thursday, 4 October 2012, 9:50 am | Bats Theatre

A new theatre work, the premiere season of Flatland opens at BATS Theatre on 13 October 2012 as part of the annual STAB Commission funded by Creative NZ, designed to encourage the development of groundbreaking original theatre. Inspired by Edwin A. Abbott's ... More >>

Privatising Parts

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 3:52 pm | Bats Theatre

Based on the book by Richard Meros, performed by Heleyni Pratley and directed by Eleanor Bishop. More >>

Wellington’s Comedy Community supports one of its own

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 6:07 pm | Bats Theatre

Toi Whakaari costume student and local comedian Jim Stanton has landed the opportunity of a lifetime - an internship at the prestigious Oregon Ballet to work among top professionals in the costume department. With the support of comedy greats such as ... More >>

Wellington Premiere of 'Music and Me'

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 1:56 pm | Bats Theatre

After a successful season in Auckland at the Mangere Arts Centre we bring this production down to Wellington's Bats Theatre. This production talks about the people who remain on the outskirts of society. More >>

Award-winning Director presents a crushing new comedy

Monday, 16 July 2012, 12:55 pm | Bats Theatre

Chaz Harris, Director of award-winning 101 Dates and The Shoe Box , will present his first play at BATS Theatre this season. Titled Someone Like You, the play explores some of Harris’ personal experiences with romance and heartache. More >>

18th Birthday at Young & Hungry

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 3:54 pm | Bats Theatre

Y&H WELLINGTON SEASON 6 - 21 July 2012 We’re celebrating our 18th Birthday at Young & Hungry with another sweet-as festival season at BATS Theatre. With the 2012 Mayan end of the world nigh, it’s survival of the fittest with three plays ... More >>



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