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BATS Theatre Show - The Improv Mob

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:52 pm | Bats Theatre

Brace yourself for Wellington’s newest, youngest, freshest improvisors, the Improv Mob! These guys are so fresh, they’re still in their packages with the price tag, but you won’t want to miss them! More >>

Tour of Dave Armstrong’s Anzac Eve kicks off at Bats

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:45 pm | Bats Theatre

Dave Armstrong’s Anzac Eve begins a seven-week national tour with a strictly limited five-night season at BATS Theatre, Wellington from March 21 – 25. More >>

Award Winning Australian Show Comes to NZ Fringe!

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:14 am | Bats Theatre

An existential comic happening exploring surfing the internet as a performative act. Zin are here to break the internet, and are inviting you to help. More >>

26 Cats Take Over BATS theatre

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 3:12 pm | Bats Theatre

26 Cats Take Over BATS theatre Feminist Theatre Co-lab to Premiere at NZ Fringe Festival this weekend More >>

One man, one violin, and some serious multi-tasking

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:55 pm | Bats Theatre

Chris Prosser the ‘singing-violinist’ takes his solo show 'Drink Violin’ to BATS Theatre for the Fringe Festival. Expect quirky original songs about philosophy (discussion between a dog, a goat and a shepherd on a South Island hill station); ... More >>

Spotlight set to shine on six plays in new book

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 2:04 pm | Bats Theatre

Wellington’s BATS Theatre and Victoria University Press are excited to announce a new book set to be released on 8 December 2018, which features six seminal plays from Ken Duncum and Rebecca Rodden. More >>

Bats is Alive with the Sound of Julie!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 10:42 am | Bats Theatre

Wanderlust Productions is bringing their feel-good show These are a Few of my Favourite Sings to BATS Theatre in December. Die-hard Julie Andrews fans and novices alike will be treated to more than a few of their favourite “sings” in this show that’s ... More >>

BAGGAGE @ BATS, celebrating 20 years

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 10:07 pm | Bats Theatre

Media Release For Immediate Release BAGGAGE @ BATS, celebrating 20 years. 1-5 Nov, The Studio Baggage @ Bats is the overarching title of a season of 3 original NZ works celebrating 20 years of creative work from the Baggage Co-op and being staged in ... More >>

Eco friendly message in a bottle

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:18 pm | Bats Theatre

The Playground Collective is proud to announce a partnership with Sustainable Coastlines, in connection to their new eco conscious production The Rime of the Modern Mariner . This partnership will see audiences of the event connected with community beach ... More >>

BATS Theatre is celebrating 21 years of STAB

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:09 pm | Bats Theatre

The BATS’ annual commission, STAB is turning 21 this year! STAB was created in 1995, with support from Creative New Zealand to provide a platform for artists to take their production to the next level. STAB has since grown to include STAB LAB, ... More >>

A Girl Named Mo Live at Bats Theatre

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:31 pm | Bats Theatre

After blowing audiences away as a member of the Fly My Pretties cast for their run of August shows, October will see A Girl Named Mo take to the stage to perform Platonic\Romantic at Wellington’s Bats Theatre. The show will combine the musical ability of A Girl ... More >>

The Double Caryl Churchill Season

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:33 am | Bats Theatre

Wellington will soon be treated to a two-play season at BATS Theatre celebrating the vision and unique voice of the UK’s Caryl Churchill, widely regarded to be one of the world’s greatest living playwrights. Far Away is a dystopian fairy tale ... More >>

Wellington to be rocked 15 to 24 March

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:03 am | Bats Theatre

“Wolf is a tale of domestic life disturbed by an ever present and unsettling undercurrent of darkness and occult. It is about brooding evil hidden in suburbia and uses the Canterbury earthquakes as its backdrop.” - The Press - Christchurch More >>

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 >>



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