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Opportunities galore!

Opportunities galore!

Just when you thought the dust was settling, opportunities are happening all over the place! STAB expressions of interest are due in by 5pm Friday. . We're also seeking proposals for the Dance Your Socks Off festival now! This will be held between 1-20 September, and proposals are due by 4 April. For further information about either of these events, just email james[at]

Dont miss Shoes! Felicity loves shoes and there's about 115 pairs in her shoe cupboard... 115 pairs her husband secretly liked to wear when he was home alone and feeling... domestic. A poignant comedy about a ‘normal’ kiwi family. Opening on Thursday night this week, with previews on Tuesday and Wednesday at the preview price of just $10!

Bouncers gives a contemporary, bawdy, fast-paced and funny look at big city nightlife. With Friday being the traditional big night for bouncers, their season will open on Thursday but the official opening night is on Friday.

Are you an independent theatre practitioner? Come meet with your community to talk about the key issues at the B-Side forum at BATS Theatre on 29-30 March, running from 10-5pm. RSVP to for this free event!



Season: Previews: Tues 11 and Wed 12 March

Main season: Tues 13 - Sat 29 March(no show Sun/Mon or Easter)

Time: 8.30pm

Tickets: $18 full / $13 concession & groups 8+/ Previews: $10

Written by Jamie Burgess

Directed by Bronwyn Tweddle.

Starring Cheryl Amos, Leighton Cardno, Max Hardy, Bea Lee-Smith and Laura Velvin.

It's not easy finding your perfect pair.

Felicity loves shoes and there's about 115 pairs in her shoe cupboard... 115 pairs her husband secretly liked to wear when he was home alone and feeling... domestic.

Slip into your favourite footwear and spend the night in SHOES, a funny, poignant and ultimately moving examination of a 'normal' kiwi family.



Season: Thursday 13 – Saturday 29 March (no show Sun/Mon)

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession / $10 groups

By John Godber (UK)

Directed By Richard Finn

Four Men, One Night, Twenty Four Characters, One Job . . . Bouncers

As the mighty guardians of our nightclubs, Bouncers sometimes get a little bored of their job. Their only joy is playing with the hopefuls attempting to get into their bar. Bouncers shows clients and Bouncers alike trying to deceive everyone; especially themselves.

Bouncers is set in a typical Wellington nightclub where the not-so-typical Bouncers depict the clientele’s eclectic, odd, drunken and down-right weird behavior. Performed by four actors, the multiple roles vary from Lager-Lout to Nightclub Tart, Manager to DJ, Drunken Hopeful to Drunken Brawler.

Bouncers is a contemporary, bawdy, fast paced and funny look at the night life of any big city.


Win Stuff

Win a double pass to the official opening night of _Bouncers on Friday 14 March. Just tell us how many characters are played out by the bouncers!

Competition drawn randomly at 3pm on Thursday 13 March.

Congratulations to Erin who was our winner last week!


Mental Health Break

This crazy rabbit really goes for it - can you shake him off?

Can you make glasses sing? Watch this guy show everyone how it's done.

Have you come across a great mental health break? Let us share it with everyone by emailing us a link!


To book for any performance at BATS simply email with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Splendid!


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BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, Aotearoa

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bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010


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