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NZ Improv Festival at BATS!

As the countdown begins for the silly season, BATS is gearing up for a non stop party bonanza ! We’re bringing out the Christmas trees and giving them a BATS twist. The social Calender is full of action and we all have plenty of reasons to celebrate.

Congradulations to all the nominees of The 17th Annual Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards . The awards sees us with 23 nominations for shows hosted by BATS Theatre. Also don't forget to get your nominations in for the 1st Annual Chapman Kip awards to be held at the Pit Bar. Email your suggestions to Hackman.

New Zealand Improv Festival opens on Thursday 27 November. Opening night is already booked out but are there still a few tickets left for the other two nights. A Romantic comedy or a Musical or maybe a fairytale that addresses the problems of modern living or The undiscovered musicals of Jane Austen? Check out the programme here.

On the same night rocking the house down with their new pulsating and pumping show we have The Real Hot B*tches, Rockin around the B*tchmas Tree. Those lycra g-strings, a world record for the largest synchronized dance routine has seen their season fully book out. You never know you luck unless you try right? So why not go on the waiting list.

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This week at BATS

_New Zealand Improv Festival

Season: Thursday 27 November - Saturday 29 November

Time: 7.00pm

Tickets: $18 full / $15 concession or a 3 Night Stand season pass for $36 full/$30 Concession

The New Zealand Improv Festival exposes audiences to the wide variety of improvisational theatre - available right here in Aotearoa. Each night two different companies spring onto the stage to showcase improv at its funniest and most daring.

A blooming great festival of moment to moment hilarity; a festival of spontaneous thought; a festival of high wire danger; a festival of extemporaneous story telling, Check out the programme - The New Zealand Improv Festival!


_Rockin' Round The B*tchmas Tree

Season: Thursday 27 November – Saturday 29 November

Time: 10pm

Tickets: $20 full / $13 concession

Season SOLD OUT! Want to go on the waitlist?

In a bar on the wrong side of town your favourite community dance troupe is getting down with ghosts of B*tch-mas past and future.

Witness a tale of mystic forces! A wardrobe of many, shiny choices! Ball busting moves from out of space!


_Win Tickets to New Zealand Improv Festival

BATS is giving away a double pass to the the opening night of New Zealand Improv Festival on Thursday 27 November. To be in to win tell us what does the acronym WIT stand for?

Entries close Wednesday 26 November 12 pm and the winner drawn at 1pm.


_The Pit Bar

Scrabble is the name of the game at The Pit Bar this week and every Tuesday night.

A new photographic exhibition from Jamie Kahui open on Thursday 27 November 5.30pm for your viewing pleasure. Be a Voyeur Surrealiste at The Pit Bar at.

Pop in to your local and have drink or two or maybe leave a drink for someone on the drink board if you are feeling the love.

_Mental Health Break

7 hidden cameras. 14 undercover actors. 1 unexpected performance.


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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