General Manager - email@example.com
Jonty takes care of how BATS runs and grows and brings all the tools to fly BATS to the future. He is the former Artistic Director of Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre and was previously Head of Acting and an Associate Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. Jonty is a strong advocate for the arts who is regularly called on for his skills in governance, moderation and advisory.
Programme Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick has been in and around the BATS building for over a decade. As audience, actor, maker and designer. After working at BATS as the Technical and Facilities Manager since 2016, he is now Programme Director.
Marketing and Fundraising Manager - email@example.com
Cailin is responsible for making sure that everyone knows all about BATS and our amazing shows. Along with Jonty, she works on finding much needed additional financial support for the theatre. She came to us from the US via London where she was working for a number of publishing companies.
Front of House Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy organises our team of volunteer ushers, bar and box office teams. Originally from Dunedin, Troy has spent over 15 years working in Hospitality and Tourism across New Zealand, Australia and Germany. Now roosting at BATS, Troy is able to combine his love of the arts with his love of helping people.
Finance and Events Manager - email@example.com
Kristin has called some excellent venues 'home' around the world including The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, Adelaide's Garden of Unearthly Delights, Auckland's Q Theatre and The Classic Comedy Club. She's worked a variety of roles in a plethora of events and brings this incredible experience to assist with 'behind the scenes' operations in the BATS office. She also gets to be a bit creative and plan fun things to help keep the building humming along between shows.
Technical and Facilities Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brynne looks after all things technical at BATS as well as looking out for the safety of everyone who works here. Brynne has been working as a technician, stage manager, producer and designer in Wellington across many different disciplines and is here to bring those skills to help BATS whānau put on their shows.
Front of House Coordinators
Front of House Team
Our FOH team are a multi-talented bunch who you will see working at both the Box Office and bar:
Our bar staff are always super good sorts and always up for a yarn.
Lou Lou Krebs
Hooray for our house techs! These guys are serious technical lifesavers.
The BATS Theatre Board
Our volunteer board members are awesome BATS advocates and provide a brilliant range of skills and experience that keep us flying steady.
If you'd like to contact the BATS Board about strategic or governance issues you can send an email to email@example.com. Correspondence is discussed monthly at board meetings.
For urgent matters or issues relating to the day-to-day running of BATS, please contact the theatre office on (04) 802 4176 or email General Manager Jonathon Hendry on firstname.lastname@example.org
John Apanowicz (Chair)
Cathie Sheat (Deputy Chair)