Hire a space

Hosting a conference? Need a creative workshop space? Want more room for your 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.


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
Venue and Events Coordinator 

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