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
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 - 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.
Venue and Events Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin has worked in a variety of events from rock concerts to community theatre. She's called some excellent venues 'home' including The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, Auckland's Q Theatre and The Classic Comedy Club. You can find her coordinating bookings in our spaces while sipping on Chai Tea.
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.
John Apanowicz (Chair)
Cathie Sheat (Deputy Chair)