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.
Box Office Manager - email@example.com
Abby has been brightening up the BATS Box Office since 2011. Coordinating staff and volunteers, artists, audience and ticket sales can be pretty full-on at times, but Abby manages it all with whirlwind energy and expertise.
Bar Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Christchurch, Crystal started when BATS was Out of Site on Cuba Street. With an extensive background in hospitality, you can tell she’s seen things. Getting her to tell you what those things are is another matter.
Venue and Events Coordinator - email@example.com
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.
Box Office Staff
Our wonderful Box Office team mix all the tickets with all the talents.
These characters are 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)