The BAT Centre is a community arts development and cultural entertainment centre located within the Small Craft Harbour off Durban’s Victoria Embankment. It consists of a variety of facilities ranging from a number of intimate art galleries, to a small conference centre, a performance hall, dance studio, art and music studios, a restaurant, bar and outside deck, and a number of shops selling local contemporary and traditional art, mostly from KwaZulu-Natal.
The Bat Centre Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of the music, visual arts, dance, craft and literature of KwaZulu-Natal. In so doing, the Bat Centre aims to generate work for artists, to build new markets for the arts.
To celebrate the arts and culture of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa by promoting local talent and skills to celebrate our unique cultures and encouraging cross-fertilization.
To create jobs for the artists by sourcing talent, imparting skills and developing markets.
To act as a community arts centre for the city of Durban.
To become a resource to outlaying arts and cultural centres and creative people.