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Most Original Production Of The Year!

The Chappies was a killer night with 11 Awards to shows hosted by BATS Theatre including The Most Original Production of the Year for Apollo 13: MIssion Control and Production of the Year for Mr.Marmalade. Big ups to all the Chapman Tripp award nominees and winners. Check out the full list of all the winners here.

Opening Tuesday is I’d Love to Have a Beer with Duncan. Come on down and have drink or two (the first one is free for anyone over 18) and come and check out this quick, clever, twisted, acutely funny new work.

Also in the house is Christmas Indoors. From the 2008 Bruce Mason Award winner Paul Rothwell. Book yourself indoors this season for one of the funniest shows you’ll see this year.

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This week at BATS

_I'd Love To Have a Beer With Duncan

Season: Tuesday 9 December – Saturday 13 December

Time: 7pm

Tickets: $20 full / $13 concession PLUS a free beer for all over 18.

Free entry for the blind (these seats are limited so please book early to secure them)

'I laugh with my legs in the air, and my legs were in the air the whole time.'

Anon, Oamaru

Duncan Sarkies spins yarns from his book Two Little Boys, due to be released in the UK in 2009. Come unwind and de-stress with Duncan; don't start the xmas holidays with a furrowed brow. This show is a fundraiser and proceeds will be donated to The Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind Talking Books Project.


_Christmas Indoors

Directed by: Paul McLaughlin

Season: Thursday 2 December – Saturday 13 December (no show Sun/Mon)

Time: 9.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $13 Concession

Trisha's family came closer together after she disappeared without a trace... Her Dad became a guru of grief counselling, her fiancé swore off women forever, and her sister basically stole her life. Trisha's mother abandons them all – just in time for Christmas. Then something shocking happens, something that will force them back together under one roof, ruin plans, break hearts, upset futures and bring absolution at last..

Featuring Alistair Browning, Hadleigh Walker, Irene Wood, Kate McGill, Rachel More and Chapman Tripp Nominee Sophie Hambleton.


_The Pit Bar

It's party time at The Pit Bar yo ! As BATS wraps up for 2008, come down to your favourite local for an action packed week of festive madness.

Tuesday 9 December will be the final Scrabble night for the year. Your last chance to throw down your triple score, seven letter mean as obscure and genius word for the year!

The Pit Bar will host the 1st Annual Chapman Kip Theatre Awards - The People's Choice on Friday 12 beginning at 11pm. There will be spot prizes and Bar special drinks. Have you put your nominations up ? Come and hang with the whanau and party on down.

Saturday 13 The Pit Bar closes for the year. So get in before 3am (Sunday 14) for your last Pit tipple of 2008.

Check The Pit Bar's myspace for updates and info on special deals for the night.

_Maintenance Week

Feeling the love?

Want to pay it forward?

Why not stroll on down and do a bit of maintenance on your favourite theatre and reap in the instant karma.

A great way to get into shape for the summer and make the coolest theatre in town that much cooler.

BATS Maintenance week runs from Monday 15 December through to 19 December If you can spare and hour or two, drop Anneliese a line.

_Mental Health Break

Looking at ways of wrapping things this festive season? why not Furoshiki it ?

Food makes for intresting art here.


To book for any performance at BATS email

with your name, the show, date and number of tickets. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Choice!


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