Onstage Dating at Soho Theatre London!

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Onstage Dating will be presented at the Soho Theatre in London’s West End!

The season runs from the 13th until the 17th of February 2018 at 8.45pm and you can book your tickets right HERE

And HERE are some very nice things the press have said about the show:

‘Bron magically weaves entertainment and philosophy together… To watch (Bron and her date) warm to each, show their vulnerability and experience real moments of connection, in my mind makes Bron a genius. This show is brilliant, now go and see it’     – The Wellingtonista, New Zealand

‘Batten has crafted a masterpiece, which thrives on spontaneous responses. Consistently hilarious and surprisingly vulnerable, Batten’s bravery would win over even the most cynical of audience members’ – Buzzcuts

‘Bron’s stage presence is tangible and infectious and her show is raw, evocative and brave. go and see it’ – The Dominion Post, New Zealand

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Onstage Dating touring to Darwin Festival AND Brisbane Festival!

I am VERY pleased to announce that Onstage Dating will be presented at both Darwin Arts Festival and Brisbane Arts Festival in August/September 2017!

I will be performing in Darwin Festival at the Happy Yess, from the 24th until the 27th of August at 8pm- buy your tickets HERE

The show will be in Brisbane Festival at The Theatre Republic, from the 26th until the 30th of September at 7.15pm (3.15pm on Saturday the 30th). Buy your tickets HERE

If you know of anyone in Darwin or Brisbane who wants to go on a fun date send them along!

Image by John Leonard

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Onstage Dating returns to New Zealand for an encore season!

I’m thrilled to announce that Onstage Dating will be returning to the wonderful BATS Theatre in Wellington for an encore season after a sell-out New Zealand Fringe Festival run!

So if any Kiwi’s out there missed out on dating me the first time around, never fear!

I’ll be performing the show from the 4th of April until the 8th at 8.30pm in The Heyday Dome and you can book your tickets HERE

P.S. In other announcements, I was also nominated for Best Performer at this years New Zealand Fringe Festival- thanks heaps NZ!

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Onstage Dating nominated for two Green Room Awards and New Zealand tour


I’ve just gotten back from a tour of Perth and New Zealand to discover that Onstage Dating has been nominated for two Green Room Awards including ‘Best Performer‘ and ‘Innovation in Audience Participation‘ which I’m sincerely chuffed about!

I also had the pleasure of selling out shows in Auckland and Wellington- and I’m heading to The Adelaide Fringe Festival next week. I open on the 28th of February at Gluttony and you can buy tickets for that season HERE

Meanwhile, here’s what very nice things the press in Perth, Auckland and Wellington had to say about the show:

Onstage Dating is one of the cleverest, funniest and most shockingly incredulous experiences of risk I’ve ever seen in a theatre… It is smart as hell, shocking, hilarious, incredibly well-made, awkward and delicious’ – The Plus Ones, Wellington

‘Brave and glorious, sincere, unapologetically real and hilarious… Onstage Dating is an absolutely superb show’ – Regional News NZ

Onstage Dating is one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had, on or off-stage. If you have not bought a ticket yet, do it… Onstage Dating is friggin’ awesome’ – Auckland Theatre Scenes

‘Comedic brilliance… Onstage Dating is a complete success. It is an enigmatic and original performance… Batten’s greatest strength is the relationship she develops with the audience’ – Art Murmurs New Zealand

Onstage Dating is Bron Batten’s sassy, conversational and nerve-wracking little cracker of a performance… And it’s perhaps the most clever example of our empty rituals of dating I’ve ever seen. Onstage Dating pokes perfectly at what is both a baffling art and a complex trauma; goading humans  to risk really looking at another human being’. – Pantograph Punch NZ

Onstage Dating has been nominated for Best Theatre at Fringe World, which is very much deserved… And the very funny heroine is simply a delight’ – Stage Whispers, Perth

‘Thought provoking, confronting, evocative and entertaining’ – Weekend Notes

‘For a test of inventiveness, this kind of show would be hard to beat’ -Theatreview, NZ

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Onstage Dating nominated for Best Theatre at Perth Fringe!


Onstage Dating has been nominated for BEST THEATRE at Perth Fringe World Festival!

It’s been a cracking season so far with lovely crowds and nice full houses so don’t miss out, get your tickets HERE!

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Onstage Dating- Australian and New Zealand Tour 2017


I am thrilled to announce that Onstage Dating will be touring nationally and internationally in 2017!

It will be presented at Fringe World in Perth, Basement Theatre in Auckland NZ, BATS Theatre in Wellington NZ and at Gluttony as part of The Adelaide Fringe.

Buy tickets for each of the seasons here:

January 20th-25th at The Shambles, Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge- BUY TICKETS

February 7th-11th at The Basement Theatre Auckland New Zealand- BUY TICKETS

February 14th-18th at BATS Theatre Wellington, New Zealand BOOK TICKETS

February 28th- March 5th at The Speakeasy, Gluttony Adelaide Fringe Festival BUY TICKETS

Hope to see you there- get your dating shoes on!


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Tiny Hands- A Post Trump Dump


If you’ve spent the days since November 9th down an internet rabbit hole, reading articles from The Guardian and eating your feelings, then the time has come for the next stage of grieving.

Bron Batten and Schoolhouse Studios proudly present ‘Tiny Hands- A Post Trump Dump’.

It’s a performance, it’s a protest, but most importantly, it’s a party.

Because that’s what us liberal lefties do best!

Join us on saturday the 26th of November for this quick response event as we collectively vent our rage, frustration and sadness about the US election, while at the same time as raising money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and The Trevor Project- a suicide hotline for LGBTIQ youth at risk in the US.

Featuring new world order emergency offerings from artistic geniuses such as:

Ash Flanders (Sixxters Grimm)
Emilie Zoey Baker (Liner Notes)
Natalie Abbott (Deep Soulful Sweats)
Samara Hersch (meta, Sex and Death)
Magic Steven (Magic Steven)

And Isabel Angus (Prime, BLISS!)

With more special guests to be announced!

Hosted by Bron Batten (Onstage Dating, The Last Tuesday Society)

Doors at 7.30, show at 8pm sharp
Schoolhouse Studios, 81 Rupert Street Collingwood

The bar will be open!

$20 full/ $15 concession with 100 percent of proceeds being donated


Oh and lest this be accused of being the kind of leftist echo chamber that tricked the polls and lost it for Hillary- we’re also extending this event invitation to the Young Liberal Party.


We all need to learn how to get along.

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Onstage Dating winning awards and going on tour!

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After a cracking season at Melbourne Fringe with several sold out shows, I am thrilled to announce that as well as being nominated for Best Performance, Onstage Dating won the Adelaide Fringe Touring Award! That means I’ll be dating more strangers in February/March 2017!

Meanwhile you can read some of the lovely reviews we’ve received for the show so far:

‘Super-intelligent performance’ FOUR STARS The Age

‘If only all awkward first dates were as funny as this’ –Sydney Morning Herald

‘A hilarious shared delight, with moments of poignancy… There’s a reason this show was such a hit at the Festival of Live Art and returns again for Fringe –it’s fraught, fresh, fascinating and off the cuff” Australian Stage

‘Batten has crafted a masterpiece, which thrives on spontaneous responses. Consistently hilarious, and surprisingly vulnerable, Batten’s bravery would win over even the most cynical of audience members’- Buzzcuts

”Bron Batten is having a first date with a member of the audience on stage – and the results are priceless… We are all putty in Batten’s hands’ – Theatre Press

‘Amazing, existential-dilemma-driven theatre’ – Sometimes Melbourne

‘Bron Batten is a national treasure’ – Across the Aisle

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Onstage Dating at The Melbourne Fringe Festival

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I am going on more first dates- live onstage!

If you missed Onstage Dating during the 2016 Festival of Live Art, here’s your chance to catch it’s encore season at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Featuring a different volunteer participant each night, Onstage Dating takes the fraught and intoxicating performance of modern courtship to the next level- all in front of the audience.

Onstage Dating toasts the conventions of the traditional first date, testing the commitment and limits of the performer, volunteer and audience alike.

Witness the vulnerability, thrills and heartbreak of the dating experience up close, as I facilitate, interrogate, deconstruct and gleefully destroy the rituals of contemporary romance.

Super-intelligent performanceFOUR STARS – The Age

Amazing, existential-dilemma-driven theatre– Sometimes Melbourne

‘A hilarious shared delight, with moments of poignancy’ – Australian Stage

‘Bron Batten is a national treasure’ – Across the Aisle

It’s on for 11 nights at the North Melbourne Town Hall and you can book tickets HERE

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Sweet Child of Mine at Gilded Balloon for Edinburgh Fringe!


Sweet Child of Mine has kicked off at Gilded Balloon for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Me and the Scottish dads are having a wonderful time performing together so far- and we’ve still got the rest of the month to go! So buy your tickets quick by clicking on this link

Here are some nice things people have said so far:

‘A poignant metaphor for a whole variety of of intergenerational discussion, and for the process of working through conflicting value systems to discover mutual respect. A thoughtful and well-evolved piece; perhaps even one to take your parents to. FOUR STARS’ BROADWAY BABY


‘You can’t fail to be moved’ ONE 4 REVIEW EDINBURGH

‘Charming, brave and sentimental, Sweet Child of Mine speaks winningly about art, love and respect… Excruciating and hilarious…’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘…Instantly relatable and delightfully unpredictable… Sweet Child of Mine is case-in-point for the transformative power of theatre… FOUR STARS’ TIMEOUT CHICAGO

‘A must-see show… filled to the brim with laughs, captivating stories and refreshing honesty. Incredibly touching’ EXPRESS MEDIA

‘Like a less-entitled Lena Dunham, Batten enjoys exploiting the awkward in the autobiographical… Hilarious’ THE AGE

‘This is a wonderful show. It gently rips the piss out of pretentious contemporary performance while still holding hands with it… A wonky little ball of pure joy’ AUSTRALIAN STAGE

See you there Edinburgh!

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