Avenue Q School Edition - Registration filling up fast!


Registration will soon be closing for the three pre-audition workshops for Avenue Q School Edition,
so if you want to join in and be able to audition for this fun show, get registered, otherwise it will suck to be you!  An audition form can be downloaded by clicking on the button.

The workshop dates are as follows:

Sunday 5th June – 11am to 1pm

Sunday 5th June – 2pm to 4pm, or

Thursday 16th June – 7pm- 9pm

The audition will be on Saturday 18th June from 10am. All workshops and audition, as well as rehearsals for the successful cast, will take place in Market Chambers in the town centre of Basingstoke.  Can’t make the audition but keen to take part – let us know!

Performance dates at The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke are 23rd – 25th February 2017

The Director is Sally Manning, recent winner of ‘Best actress in a musical’ at the Daily Echo Curtain Call awards.  Musical Director is Rachel Glover, also awarded ‘Best Musical Director’ at the same event.

Avenue Q School Edition has been rewritten from the original musical to make it more appropriate for school children to perform.  Avenue Q School Edition will introduce successful auditionees to the skill of puppetry, as well as enhancing existing talent of singing, dancing and acting.  BATS Next Gen are very excited to add this show to our repertoire, and also to being able to perform for the first time at The Haymarket Theatre with a professional set and puppets!  We hope people don’t get too fond of them, as we will have to give them back!.

To register, please download the audition entry form and return, along with the £5 workshop fee, to the address on the form. For any questions about the show or the audition process, please click on the email link – this will open a new email in your provider.

The show fee for the successful cast for this production will be £95, which can be paid in installments, and includes a show t-shirt.

Entry form
BATS Next Gen Summmer School
Registration open for the first ever BNG Summer School!

All through the summer holidays, day workshops will be taking part at Market Chambers, Basingstoke, based around well-known musicals.  Award-winning director, Nick Brannam, will be leading these workshops, and registration is now open for all aged 7 to 17.

Cost is £10 per workshop, which will run from 9am until 5pm.  We also offer a discounted price of £60 if 7 or more are booked at the same time.

For more information about any of the workshops, or to book your place, please email


Workshop list
A video introduction to BATS Next Gen - with thanks to Dominic Rae

Important Dates


  • 5th June – pre-audition workshop for Avenue Q School Edition at 11am
  • 5th June – pre-audition workshop for Avenue Q School Edition at 2pm
  • 16th June – pre-audition workshop for Avenue Q School Edition at 7pm
  • 18th June – AUDITION DAY for Avenue Q School Edition
  • 12th July – BNG Annual General Meeting
  • 22nd July – BNG Summer School starts – registration now open!
  • 23rd – 25th February 2017 – Avenue Q School Edition at The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.  Tickets will be on sale soon at Anvil Arts Box Office.