Welcome to Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS)
Founded in 1958, BATS is a not-for-profit, amateur theatrical society that specialises in staging musicals. Membership is open to those aged 16+.
We are a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who share a passion for musical theatre – whether performing on-stage or working behind the scenes. We produce two shows a year, in May and November, usually at The Haymarket in Basingstoke (United Kingdom).
Over the years, BATS has established a reputation for staging musical theatre productions that are of an exceptional standard, using talent from in and around Basingstoke.
MAY 2018 PRODUCTION
2018 is our 60th anniversary year. To celebrate, our Spring production will be 10 performances rather than six.
Singin' n the Rain runs from 9 - 19 May with two Saturday matinees.
60TH YEAR CONCERT
A one night only concert with the fabulous 40-piece Heritage Light Orchestra on Sat 23 June. Celebrate our 60th year with our favourite songs from the shows!
PREVIOUS SHOWS & Reviews
We're honoured that our audiences continue to come back and support us! Read what the press and our audiences thought about our previous shows on the archived previous shows pages.
PERFORM OR VOLUNTEER
New member auditions are held in January and June to coincide with auditions for future shows. If we have already cast our current show, you can help out on our current production.
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Catch up on the latest announcements, news, cast interviews and previous show reviews on our blog.
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We are a member of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. NODA's vision is that amateur theatre is successful and sustainable, providing a range of opportunities for people to develop their skills and enjoy taking part, at all levels.