Hire a space

Hosting a conference? Need a creative workshop space? Space for rehearsals? No worries. Our stunning building is perfect for functions, workshops and events.

All BATS’ theatre spaces come fully equipped with high quality sound and lighting gear which can be accessed with prior arrangement. Some furniture is available on request.

Holiday Party Packages at BATS

Looking for something a bit different this holiday season? BATS offers holiday packages for office parties and events. We are happy to work with you to create a bespoke package that suits your needs. 

Holiday packages include:

  • Private venue hire in one of our three beautiful spaces;
  • Bar service;
  • Buffet dinner or Christmas platters; and
  • Option to include DJ, evening host or a comedy performance.

Packages start at $50+GST per person with a minimum of 20 guests and a maximum of 90 guests. We can also cater to smaller groups. Contact us to discuss options.


Studio - Tangle Exhibition 2016    Propeller Stage Entrance    Lumen Bar    BATS Stairwell

BATS’ ground floor is fully accessible with a side ramp into the building and an accessible toilet. Find out more about accessibility for other spaces at BATS, or get in touch with us directly.

Thinking of booking a large event? Ask us about catering and drinks.



The Lumen Bar

  • Boutique bar specialising in craft beers, quality wines and good times.
  • Ground floor, fully accessible.

The Random Stage (formerly The Propeller Stage)

  • The original, 86 seat refurbished BATS blackbox theatre space.
  • Ground Floor, fully accessible.

The Heyday Dome

  • The old Buffaloes Lodge Room; now a performance space with moveable seating.
  • Seated capacity up to 80, depending on seating block configuration.
  • First floor, accessible by arrangement.

The Studio

  • Rehearsal venue and intimate theatre space for up to 40 seated capacity.
  • Second floor, accessible by arrangement.  

Using our spaces

Function and Event Hire: to start your booking hire process, or for more detailed information on cost and availability, please fill out this online booking enquiry form.

Pitching a show: If you want to stage a show in any of our spaces, please see Putting on a Show.

Rehearsal Hire: Please fill out our online rehearsal booking form and we’ll be in touch shortly to confirm.

Accessibility: Each of our spaces has different access. Find out more about accessibility at BATS.

To talk venue availability or to arrange a site visit:

Primary Contact:

Kristin Burns, Finance and Events Manager 

Phone 04 802 4176
Email kristin@bats.co.nz