What's on

On now

28 May - 1 Jun

Femme Natale - The Queen Years

‘The Queen Years’ is a brand-new Femme Natale show with brand new sketches. This time, it’s about those extraordinary years in a parent’s life when we must re-emerge from the baby hole and find ourselves again as individuals. R18

28 May - 1 Jun

Iphigeneia At Aulis

A gut-wrenching Greek tragedy about family, morality, and the sacrifices demanded by love and war.

28 May - 30 Sep

Live Streamed /captioned performances (watch at home)

Thanks to the generosity of the ANZ Staff Foundation, BATS Theatre is partnering with artists to produce a number of Captioned Live Streamed shows this year. Find out what's coming up.

28 May - 30 Sep

AUDIO DESCRIPTION AND TOUCH TOUR performances

Thanks to the generosity of the ANZ Staff Foundation, BATS Theatre is partnering with artists to produce a number of Audio Described shows this year. Find out what's coming up.

30 May
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Live Streamed/ Captioned - Femme Natale

Live-Streamed/ Captioned version, thanks to the ANZ Staff Foundation. ‘The Queen Years’ is a brand-new Femme Natale show with brand new sketches. R18

1 Jun

Playreading - Tūī Girls

When Nan returns to spend her last few days with her beloved mokos before te rerenga wairua, the four girls are thrilled. As the closing of the Nan's coffin approaches, though, the four girls must come to terms with her loss.

Coming up

4 Jun

Improv Tech Operator Training

A workshop in operating lights, sound and tech for improv theatre shows.

5 - 9 Jun

Confessions of a Sleepwalking Insomniac

Briar’s always been a sleepwalker, but it’s no longer just her REM cycle that's suffering. Based on the true story of a series of things that didn’t really happen, playwright Helen Vivienne Fletcher draws on her lifetime of sleep misadventures.

6 Jun

Micetro

Two directors will need the audience to suggest games to put these (more or less) talented improvisors to the test. Will they break under pressure, or will they shine? We need people who are not afraid to judge.

6 Jun

Instant Theatre

Our cast helps two characters struggling to overcome their flaws, to win everything they desire. Will they?

6 Jun

Live Streamed/ Captioned - Confessions of a Sleepwalking Insomaic

Live-Streamed/ Captioned version, thanks to the ANZ Staff Foundation. Based on the true story of a series of things that didn’t really happen, playwright Helen Vivienne Fletcher draws on her lifetime of sleep misadventures.

7 Jun

Doom & Bloom Presents: CONTROVERSY

Doom & Bloom likes to push the envelope, usually in unwise ways. Come watch us absurdly explore controversies that probably don’t deserve the attention.

7 Jun

The Big HOO-HAA! Pōneke

The Hearts stand valiant in one corner. The Bones hunger for glory in the other. Two teams vie for your applause in this completely improvised competition!

8 Jun

Late Night Knife Fight

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory, honour, & the audience's favour. We'll bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

8 Jun

Murder Club

A Killer Improvised Show. Five improvisors plot to murder a fictional character of the audiences chosing and then try and put in action.

11 - 15 Jun

FWB: Friends With Boundaries

Gory, hori and glory stories for anyone over 30 who's opened a dating app at least once. Hilarious, brutally honest and knicker-wettingly filthy.

12 - 15 Jun

The Cabin

A group of friends venture into the bush and find themselves sharing a remote hut with a mysterious stranger. It’ll be a night none of them ever forgets.

18 - 22 Jun

Hector

Hector Berlioz, the 19th-century French composer, and Hector Wong, Chinese Wellingtonian, inexplicably find themselves in a room together. What else are they to do but talk to each other?

18 - 23 Jun

Heartbreak Hotel

This one's for the young hearts, the old hearts, and the broken hearts.

18 Jun

Live Streamed/ Captioned - Heartbreak Hotel

Live-Streamed/ Captioned version, thanks to the ANZ Staff Foundation. This one's for the young hearts, the old hearts, and the broken hearts.

16 Jul

Improv Tech Operator Training

A workshop in operating lights, sound and tech for improv theatre shows.

28 - 31 Aug

Midnight Confessions

Heartbreaker Productions are back with their fan-favourite show 'Midnight Confessions'.

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