BAT Centre

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The BAT Centre (Bartel Arts Trust) is Durban’s vibrant multi-purpose centre for all performing arts. Situated at the Small Craft Harbour, off Durban's Victoria Embankment, the colourful building boasts bright mosaics, artwork, and paintings that pay tribute to the creativity that happens inside these walls. Here you will find galleries, artists in residence, and performances of folk music, poetry, and the spoken word. The various venues can be hired out for corporate and private functions.


• Auditorium – caters for 750 people or 500 people seated • Dressings rooms • Ablution facilities • Mission Control Conference Room – seats 70 people cinema style • Restaurant and bar • The Functions Room –caters for 40 people • The Dance Studio – has sprung floors and seats 100 people • Menzi Mchunu Gallery • Music Rooms – soundproofed rooms for musical events • The BAT deck - offering panoramic views of Durban's working harbour. This venue is ideal for parties and functions.



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