The Studio at BATS’ 1 Kent Terrace venue is available as a rehearsal space for hire!

The Studio is located on the second floor of 1 Kent Terrace. It is a rectangular shaped room at the front of the building with three west facing windows and one north facing window, all with blackout blinds. The floor is polished wooden boards.

When the seating block is packed away, the floor space of the studio is 7.1m wide x 5.2m deep.

When the seating block is pulled out from the wall it can seat a maximum of 40 people on bench seating. With the seating block in use, the stage created is approximately 5.2m wide x 6m deep.

For more information on cost, availability and how to book The Studio for rehearsals, please email our Front of House Assistant Harriet on If you’re interested in staging a show in The Studio, please see the general BATS Info Pack.

If The Studio doesn’t sound right for your rehearsal needs, here are a few other suggestions:

Toi Poneke – Toi Poneke Arts Centre and gallery is a Wellington City Council creative space for artists, arts businesses and arts organisations to meet, work, rehearse and exhibit in the heart of the city. Toi Poneke has a variety of spaces for casual hire including a dance studio and rooms suitable for theatre rehearsals. For more information check out their spaces for hire page or call them on (04) 385 1929.

There are a variety of community centres/halls in Wellington that also have spaces for hire that are suitable for rehearsals. Good places to try are the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre and Thistle Hall. For a full list see this page on the Wellington City Council website.