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% Ans wer edbyev eryone ( Audi ence&Pr act i t i oner s )

% Ans wer edbyPr act i t i oner s


BATSi s t hei ncubat or ofNZTheat r e

BATSdef i nest he f ut ur eofNZTheat r e

92% AGRE E

BATS i st hecr adl ef or si gni f i cantnew NZwor k

66% S TRONGL Y AGRE E

BATSnur t ur es f ut ur ecul t ur ali cons

98% AGRE E


BATSi snew BATSmi ghthavebeenar oundf or24year s,butwi t hanew show openi ngal mostever yweekanda l oveofwor kt hatchar t snew t er r i t or i esBATSneverget sol d.I n201 2,80% ofour61showswer eNew Zeal andpr emi er es.Fr om physi calt heat r et opuppet r y,cont empor ar ydancet ocl owni ng,BATS wel comesi tal landdar espr act i t i oner sandaudi encest odi pt hei rt oesi nt her i skywat er sofl i ve per f or mance.

BATSpr esent s t hebest&bol dest ofnew NZt heat r e

91 % AGRE E

Goi ngt oBATS i nspi r esme

96% AGRE E


BATSi sopen Seasonedper f or merorf r eshf r om t hecabbagepat ch?BATS’ openpi t chi ngpr ocessmeansanyone atanyex per i encel evelcanpi t chashow atanyt i meoft heyear .BATS’ aver aget i cketpr i ceof$ 1 6 andvar i edpr ogr ammemakesl i veper f or mancewor kaccessi bl ef oradi ver seaudi enceand encour agesaudi encest ot akeachanceonemer gi ngt al entandnew wor k.

BATSi st hemost af f or dabl evenuei n Wel l i ngt onf oraudi ences

68% S TRONGL Y AGRE E

BATSi st hemost accessi bl et heat r ef or pr act i t i oner s

9 7 % AGRE E


BATSi sacommuni t y AtBATSwegat her .I nt hebar ,i nt heaudi ence,backst age,onst age,andbacki nt hebaragai n. . . Li f el ongconnect i onsar emade,pastwor ksar er emember edandnew wor ksdr eamedup.Fami l i ar f acesandnew f acesar r i veweekaf t erweekt obuyt i cket s,packi nashow,haveadr i nkorj ust popi nt osayhel l o.TheBATS’ communi t yshar esabel i efi nt hepossi bi l i t i esofl i veper f or mance wor k.I tex t endst hr oughoutNew Zeal andandt hewor l d.

BATS cont r i but est oa dynami ccent r alci t y

76% S TRONGL Y AGRE E

BATSgi vespeopl e apl acet obel ong

95% AGRE E


BATSi s apl ace t oexper i ment BATSshar est hef i nanci alr i sksot hatpr act i t i oner scant akemor ecr eat i veones.BATSi sapl ace wher epr act i t i oner sar ef r eet oex per i mentwi t hf or m,cont ent ,col l abor at i onandaudi encesar e r eadyandwi l l i ngt obet akensomewher et hey’ veneverbeenbef or e.Lovei t ,hat ei t ,orj ustpl ai n conf usedbyi t-t her e’ sal wayssomet hi ngt ot al kaboutaf t erashow atBATS. BATSex poses audi encest ot hemost ex per i ment aland cut t i ngedget heat r ei nNZ

97% AGRE E

BATSi sasaf e spacef or ex per i ment at i on

99% AGRE E


BATSpl ays av i t alr ol ei nt he NZTheat r eecol ogy Ever yoneneedst ost ar tsomewher e.Formany,BATSi st hatsomewher e.Thest r uct ur eandsuppor tof f er edbyt he BATSt eam makesi tpossi bl ef oremer gi ngpr act i t i oner st ost aget hei rf i r stpr of essi onalshow wi t hl ow f i nanci alr i sk andaweal t hofex per i encet ohel peachst epoft heway.ManyofNew Zeal and’ smostsuccessf ulwr i t er s,di r ect or s, pr oducer s,desi gner sandper f or mer shavecutt hei rt eet hatBATS,gai ni ngval uabl eex per i enceandi ndust r y r ecogni t i ont hathasenabl edt hem t of l yont ol ar gervenuesandf r eel ancewor knat i onal l yandi nt er nat i onal l y.

BATS pl aysavi t alr ol ei n t heNZTheat r eecol ogy

67% S TRONGL Y AGRE E

BATSi sa gat ewayt o sust ai nabl ecar eer s

78% AGRE E


BATSr ecei vesf undi ngf r om Cr eat i veNew Zeal andandt heWel l i ngt onCi t yCounci l .BATS i set er nal l ygr at ef ult oouramaz i ngBoar dwho st ayt r uet ot heor i gi nalvi si onof‘ t heSi mons’ , ourdedi cat edst af fandgener ousvol unt eer s whokeepBATSr unni ngdayt oday,t he pr act i t i oner swhomaket hemagi chappenon st age,andt heaudi encewhopasst hr oughour door sr eadyt ot akear i sk.



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