PERFORMERS

The Propeller Stage space on the ground floor of 1 Kent Terrace is the most accessible for performers. If you’d like to pitch for a season at BATS and have accessibility requirements please talk to us so we can provide you with all the information you need. We’ll do our best to make the space work for you.

AUDIENCE

As access needs can vary from person to person, it’s best to talk yours through with one of our friendly Box Office staff before you book your ticket. You can email the BATS Box Office on book@bats.co.nz or call (04) 802 4175.

We request that wheelchair users give our Box Office at least 24 hours notice of their intention to attend a show so that the appropriate arrangements can be made depending on which space the show you want to see is being staged in. This will allow us to make sure your visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

BATS has three performance spaces at our 1 Kent Terrace venue:

  • The Propeller Stage on the ground floor

  • The Dome on the first floor

  • The Studio on the top floor

The ground floor at BATS is fully wheelchair accessible with a ramp at the north end of the building, which provides direct access to the foyer and bar area, and a wheelchair accessible Box Office counter and bathroom on the ground floor. The Propeller Stage is located on the ground floor.

The Dome is located on the first floor of the venue with two sets of stairs required to access the space. BATS has purchased a motorised stair climber to enable the transport of audience members in wheelchairs from the ground floor to The Dome.

Your wheelchair attaches to the stair climber which is then operated by three BATS staff to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. The combined person and wheelchair weight restriction for the stair climber is 150kgs, so if you have a motorised wheelchair you may need to transfer to the manual wheelchair that BATS can provide.

If the show you are attending is in The Dome you will need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the start time so that our staff can explain how the stair climber works and ensure you are comfortable making the journey. This will also allow our staff to operate the stair climber while the stairs are clear of other audience members.

The Studio is located on the top floor of the building and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible at this point in time.