General Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stevie is a keen writer, with a background in communications. She is new to the theatre scene, but is a passionate promoter of the arts. Stevie will make sure that our whānau is in the know of all things BATS. She will also be working with Jonty to find vital funds needed so that we can continue to show off the amazing talent that comes through our doors.
Front of House Manager - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Jonty Hendry on email@example.com
John Apanowicz (Chair)
Cathie Sheat (Deputy Chair)