We welcome and embrace our shared humanity through live theater. We question norms and thrive because of our diversity and energetic commitment to excellence.




Looking into our future, we see…

  • BAT brings people together to explore hopes, dreams, and experiences to build understanding.
  • BAT intentionally reaches out to the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, those with disabilities, and those with limited incomes.
  • BAT provides a welcoming home for actors, playwrights, and production staff - inviting creativity, risk-taking, and challenging ideas.
  • BAT reaches out to diverse communities, creating opportunities to connect indoors, outdoors, and online.
  • BAT is mindful to advance the arts by partnering with students and educators in our communities.
  • BAT’s performing space is multi-purpose – a creative and exciting gathering place for all.
  • BAT is financially secure, fairly compensates staff, manages its facilities and productions, and maintains professional business operations.
  • BAT continues its history of audience growth and is a sustainable organization.



  • Use respect for all as our guiding principle in everything we do
  • Advance diversity, inclusivity, and equity
  • Partner with diverse arts organizations, businesses, and educational programs
  • Create and support sustainable growth for the theater and our communities
  • Inspire and nurture artists
  • Be forward-thinking – boldly challenging tradition
  • Embrace resourcefulness, adaptability, and innovation in the pursuit of success
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