Located in the heart of Tauranga Baycourt Community and Arts Centre is Tauranga’s premier performing arts facility. It is extensively used by local, regional, national and international performances and exhibitions.
The architecturally designed venue was opened in 1983 to serve the cultural, social and commercial needs of a rapidly expanding city.
Baycourt has three prominent spaces; Baycourt Addison Theatre, The Exhibition Space and The Terrace Rooms. The venue is used extensively for theatre shows, exhibitions, conferences, dinners and cocktail functions. Break out areas and bar options are also available.
The venue has different price structures for professional and community groups including subsidies for local youth and not for profit groups.
Baycourt has a 4 Star Qualmark rating and is a member of EVANZ (Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand). There is a range of accommodation, restaurant and retail stores in easy walking distance from the venue.
Baycourt is accessible to everyone. There are a number of specific allocated wheelchair spaces and hearing loops available in the Addison Theatre. Please advise the box office when buying your tickets. On arrival please see one of our front of house staff who will direct or assist you appropriately. Bathrooms are located on the ground floor foyer.