• late night knife fight


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    Monthly at BATS

    We'll bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

    The monthly improv battle where three teams face off in a fight for glory, honour, and the audience's favour. The winner returns in the headline spot next month; the losers wail and gnash their teeth.


    The first rule of Knife Fight is... BOOK EARLY

    Tickets $22 F / $18 C / $20 G6+


    Want more? Catch any of the many other improv shows at BATS Theatre.

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    Making New Work

    Now officially a Locomotive initiative, Late Night Knife Fight is a joyful proving ground for improvisors creating new work and ensembles, offering development, coaching, and collaboration across companies and styles. An opportunity to catch the next big thing in improv before it takes flight, work developed at LNKF has gone on to full seasons and festivals, with The National Average, Two Dope Teens (Best Improv Nelson Fringe 2018), The History Boy (Nominated Outstanding Performer Fringe 2021), Magnus Steele, and more in development. Interested in playing? Email hello@locomotive.nz

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    Venue & Accessibility Info

    The Studio at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace

    This show is not R18, but it is usually at 9pm; parental discretion is advised. The venue's bar Lumen is open from 5pm, doors open 10 minutes before showtime. Seating is not allocated. Latecomers will be admitted but you have to go across the stage - we would NOT recommend it! The Studio is located on the second floor of the building, and there is no lift. If you have accessibility questions or requirements please contact BATS directly on book@bats.co.nz or call 04 802 4175.

    Read more at BATS Theatre's website.