Welcome to BATS Next Gen! 

Formed in 2002, BATS Next Gen’s ethos is to provide affordable musical theatre experience for young people in and around the Basingstoke area aged between 7 and 18. 

Self-funded and run as a not-for-profit musical society by volunteers, we pass on our experience and love of theatre through rehearsals and performances, usually culminating in one show a year at The Haymarket, Basingstoke.

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Arts) Accolade of Musical Excellence for our two-week Summer School production of We Will Rock You.  We also have been nominated for SE Region Best Compiliation Show 2022 for “20 – Celebrating 20 years of BATS Next Gen”.  The winner will be announced at the NODA SE Day of Celebration on June 11th 2023 in Guildford.


If you are interested in joining us, or just want to find out more,  email  secretary@batsnextgen.co.uk.