Welcome to BAT Centre

Hello and welcome to the official BAT Centre website. The BAT Centre is an arts and culture community centre found at the Small Craft Harbour, off Durban's Victoria Embankment. Our Mission is to celebrate the arts and culture of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and South Africa by promoting local talent and skills. Celebrating our unique cultures and encouraging cross-fertilisation to create jobs for the artists by sourcing talent, imparting skills and developing markets. Also to act as a community cultural centre for the city of Durban, the people of the harbour and the Esplanade and to become a resource to outlying arts and cultural centres and creative people. We are proud of the return of Sunday Jazz Sundowners to the BAT Centre. Read more in the Events section.


Current Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Next Exhibition Christmas Gift – Art to Give DATE: 15 DEC 2014 (Opening 18:00) - 18 JAN 2015 PLACE: BAT Centre, Menzi Mcunu Art Gal... Read more
AIR Programme 2015 Application AIR Programme 2015 Application AIR Programme 2015 Application As every year also in 2015 offers a fulltime course set to start in April and end in December for aspiring a... Read more
Art Expressions Art Expressions DATE : 12 DEC 2014, 12:00 PLACE : BAT Centre, Restaurant ADM : FREE Join us for our Visual Art and Music student's final event! There is ... Read more
Underground Zone Underground Zone DATE : 11 - 13 DEC 2014 PLACE : BAT Centre, Sipho Gumede Hall ADM : FREE / 20R       Read more
Nduduzo Makhathini Concert & CD Launch Nduduzo Makhathini Concert & CD Launch DATE : 29 Nov 2014 TIME : 19H00 PLACE : BAT Centre, BAT Jazz Lounge ADM : R100 @computicket   Nduduzo Makhathini (Piano); Linda ... Read more
A Hero's Last Act of Love A Hero's Last Act of Love A Hero's Last Act of Love is the closing event of the Demo_krazy exhibition. There will be the exhibiting of a short film by one of the exhi... Read more
Creative Jam Creative Jam   The new event Creative Jam brings you a fresh mix of Music, Craft and visual Art directly from our students and friends. Friday 7th... Read more