Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


BATS Theatre finds new temporary home in Civic Square

BATS Theatre finds new temporary home in Civic Square

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 work to take place at 1 Kent Terrace, the theatre's home for the last 22 years.

The temporary relocation will mean BATS can continue to present the majority of its regular annual programme in the city centre. The 2013 BATS programme at the McKenzie Theatre will include the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Young and Hungry festival of new theatre, BATS' own STAB programme and selected seasons of theatre works by New Zealand artists.

BATS activities will begin in Civic Square with the opening of Little Town Liars in early February, as part of the 2013 New Zealand Fringe festival.

Chair of the BATS Theatre Board Victoria Spackman said, "Our audiences and artists can expect the same quality of BATS experience at Civic Square. We're working on some exciting branding plans that will bring a bit of the BATS style to Civic Square during our stay."

The temporary relocation will allow BATS Theatre to keep on doing what it does best - supporting New Zealand theatre makers and providing them with a much needed platform to present their work affordably to Wellington audiences," said Ms Spackman.

The earthquake strengthening and refurbishment work for 1 Kent Terrace is currently in the planning stages and it is anticipated that BATS Theatre will reopen there in 2014.

BATS Theatre Board and Management are working closely with the building owners as plans develop and intend to provide regular updates and insights to the public once work commences in 2013.

"This is one of the most exciting journeys that BATS Theatre has embarked upon in its history," said Ms Spackman. "We look forward to sharing it with both the theatre community in New Zealand and our audiences in Wellington." Regular updates will also be posted at bats.co.nz and on the theatre's Facebook page.

Capital E is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust. Capital E's regular programming including its Festival for Children (March 2013) will continue as usual during the period of BATS residency in the McKenzie Theatre. Full details of Capital E activities can be found at http://www.capitale.org.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

August 4: Centenary Of New Zealand Entering The First World War

PM John Key: I move, that this House recognise that on the 4th of August 2014, we will mark the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War... More>>

ALSO:

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news