Programme Manager, Co-General Manager - email@example.com
Heather is an actor, fierce theatre fan and long-time BATS lover having performed on the BATS stage many times. She’s a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and an NZ Festival veteran, where she worked in marketing and partnerships.
Business Development Manager, Co-General Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma doesn’t just pay the bills, she takes care of how BATS runs and how it grows. With a background in Arts Management and Fine Arts she has both the artistic sensibilities and business nous to take BATS to the Future.
Technical and Facilities Manager - email@example.com
Nick is the technical maestro that keeps our performance spaces ship-shape and makes sure we pass our theatre WOF. He’s also BATS’ Health and Safety champion and helps our shows realise their plans on stage. Prior to BATS Nick was the Theatre Technician at Victoria University's, Studio 77 so many recent Vic Uni grads will recognise him.
Marketing and Fundraising Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah is responsible for making sure that everyone knows all about BATS and our amazing shows. Along with Gemma, she works on finding much needed additional financial support for the theatre. She came to us after a few years at Toi Māori New Zealand - Māori Arts New Zealand.
Front of House Manager - email@example.com
Clare is our Front of House extraordinaire. She is in charge of making sure everything in the bar and box office runs smoothly during show time. She has a background and love for theatre and drama in the community. She has worked on the box office at Edinburgh Fringe with Assembly and Wimbledon Theatre, and has also managed a bar in Wimbledon through the busy Wimbledon Tennis periods.
Venue and Events Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
A double Toi Whakaari graduate and avid organisation queen, Harriet can be found in the BATS office managing venue bookings, rehearsal hires, and bespoke events at BATS or running ragged about town in op-shops hoarding knick-knacks, trinkets and costumes for shows.
Front of House Staff
Our FOH team are a mult-talented bunch who you will see working at both the Box Office and bar:
Box Office Staff
Our wonderful Box Office team mix all the tickets with all the talents.
Our bar staff are always super good sorts and always up for a yarn.
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.
Stephen Blackburn (Chair)