Welcome to BAT Centre

Welcome to the official BAT Centre website! The BAT Centre is an arts and culture community centre situated 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 Jazz Sunday Sundowners to the BAT Centre. Read more in the Events section.

 

CALL FOR NEW FACILITATORS 2016 CALL FOR NEW FACILITATORS 2016 CALL FOR NEW FACILITATORS 2016   The BAT Centre Trust is a Private Trust dedicated to impacting on the cultural life of South Africa ... Read more
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2016 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2016 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY (AIR) PROGRAMME 2016   The BAT Centre is inviting interested individuals to apply for the 2016 Artist-in-action ... Read more
Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection  Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection   DATE: 28 January 2016, 19:00 VENUE: BAT Centre, Sipho Gumede Hall ENTRANCE: Tick... Read more
Sheila Khumalo's Birthday Celebration Sheila Khumalo's Birthday Celebration Sheila Khumalo's Birthday Celebration   DATE: 30 January 2016, 14:00 VENUE: The BAT Centre, Restaurant  ADM: Free   On b... Read more
Poetry - Nowadays Poets showcasing Poetry - Nowadays Poets showcasing " Racing The Cherry" Poetry - Nowadays Poets showcasing " Racing The Cherry"   DATE: 30 January 2016, 12:00 VENUE: BAT Centre - Sipho Gumede Hal... Read more
URGENT NOTICE - BAT CENTRE CLOSED FROM 4TH-10TH AUGUST 2015 URGENT NOTICE - BAT CENTRE CLOSED FROM 4TH-10TH AUGUST 2015 URGENT NOTICE - BAT Centre Closed to Public from 4th -10th August 2015. Please refer to poster below.   Read more
Renovations Spring 2015 Renovations Spring 2015 Renovations Spring 2015 The renovations at the BAT Centre have finally begun! The initial project is expected to run from July to November ... Read more
Poetry - Nowadays Poets show casing Poetry - Nowadays Poets show casing " Half Nelson Freedoms Chokehold" Poetry - Nowadays Poets show casing " Half Nelson Freedoms Chokehold"  DATE: 18 July 2015, 12:00 VENUE: BAT Centre - Sipho Gumede Ha... Read more
Music Concert : The African Music Experience Night Music Concert : The African Music Experience Night Music Concert : The African Music Experience Night #AMEN   DATE: 25 July 2015, 18:00 VENUE: Sipho Gumede Hall, The BAT Centre ADM:... Read more
Postponement of Jazz Sunday Sundowners Postponement of Jazz Sunday Sundowners Postponement of Jazz Sunday Sundowners   We will keep you posted on the progress of the renovations soon, Thank you for your support!... Read more
Art Exhibition titled Art Exhibition titled "Umhlabelo"   Art Exhibition titled " Umhlabelo"  Hosted by the BAT Centre   DATE: 30 June, 18:00 VENUE: BAT Centre ADM: FREE Cura... Read more
Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection  Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection Comedy by Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection   DATE: 27 June, 19:00 VENUE: BAT Centre - Sipho Gumede Hall ENTRANCE: R100 @the DOOR o... Read more