Weekly Events


Enjoy the pacific Indian Ocean view with live Jazz music on Sundays featuring some of the best Jazz, fusion and Afro-pop talent Durban has to offer. This takes place every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm.


Nowadays poets/ izimbongi zesimanje is a Durban based Poetry Organization operating as POETRY SESSION (Where Experienced and Inexperienced) Poets Share. Their mission is to promote the use of Poetry, Creative Writing and Spoken Word and Related Art-forms within local and global communities.


DYC (Durban Youth Council) is a non-profit organisation that aims at uplifting the lives of Durban youth. The organisation is over 45 years old with a membership of 30 schools with pupils from grade 10 to 12. DYC conducts seminars every Wednesday at the BAT Centre.

Reoccurring Events


Simphiwe Shembe is a local-based comedian from Empangeni, Kwesakamthethwa who started doing vernacular (stand-up) comedy shows in 2006 that were 99% Zulu. His passion for comedy has seen him work alongside heavy weights Monwabisi Grootboom, Trevor Noah, Kagiso Lediga (his mentor), John Flismas and Eugene Khoza just to name a few. The Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection hosted at the BAT Centre, takes place every last Thursdays of the Month. The show features emerging and discovered comedians which is aimed a skills sharing and developing the Art of Comedy


As part of BAT Centre's outreach programme, we cordially invite children to be part of the Children Holiday Programme. The focus of the programme is to give children an opportunity to be part of art, music and sports activities at the BAT Centre. The programme appeals to children between ages 5 to 17 years old and takes place twice a year(June & December Holidays). Kindly collect & fill in indemnity forms, which are available at the BAT Centre Reception