At our renovated 1 Kent Terrace venue, which reopens late November 2014, we will have a beautiful studio rehearsal and performance space on the top floor. Unfortunately because the studio space is on the top floor of the building it is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with very limited mobility (there are a lot of stairs to reach the space!). More information about how to book and the cost of hiring the space will be available after we reopen. If you have any burning questions please contact our Programme Manager, Cherie, on cherie@bats.co.nz.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a rehearsal space here are a few 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.