Friends of Baycourt

The Friends of Baycourt are an incorporated society which formed to assist Baycourt Community Arts Centre in its endeavour to support the cultural development of the Tauranga community.

They formed in 1984 from the community group that lobbied for Baycourt Community and Arts Centre to be built and became an incorporated society in 1989.

Since its inception Friends of Baycourt has donated over $192,000 worth of equipment to Baycourt Community and Arts Centre.

Those lucky enough to live in Tauranga are fortunate to have a facility such as Baycourt. It’s not just a beautiful building but an institution which brings to the people of this area a richness of interest and activity in the arts which those who live at a distance from main centres much appreciate. 

Benefits of Membership 

As well as assisting the Friends of Baycourt committee in its work to foster interest and support in this wonderful community facility, your annual subscription also gives you the following benefits:

  • Newsletters: you will receive a monthly newsletter advising you of upcoming events. It provides you with details of programmes, events and social functions that are exclusive to members. 

  • Preferential bookings: you will receive advanced notification and early booking options to some shows.  

  • Discounted Tickets: you will be entitled to special Friends of Baycourt prices to many shows. You are also entitled to discounted Rialto movie theatre tickets. 

  • Membership Functions: you will be invited to exclusive member only events.

Annual Membership Fees 

$20 per single, $35 per double and $50 per family. 

To Join

Please fill out and post the Friends of Baycourt Application form (134kb pdf) to:

Friends of Baycourt,
PO Box 14070,
Tauranga, 3110.



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Friends of Baycourt Performing Arts Youth Scholarship

Friends of Baycourt have awarded the 2016 Annual Performing Arts Youth Scholarship to;
Tate Fountain from Tauranga Girls College
Lachlan Crane from Tauranga Boys College
Ethan Morse from Katikati College 

Congratulations to you all from the Friends of Baycourt

FOB - Performing Arts Scholarship Winners announced 2016 - Media release

The Friends of Baycourt have recently launched an exciting new initiative – the Inaugural Friends of Baycourt Performing Arts Youth Scholarship.  This is a scholarship to the value of $1000 that will help support someone up to 20 years in age to further their training in Performing Arts.

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Friends of Baycourt Performing Arts Youth Scholarship (329KB pdf)

Last Reviewed: 11/09/2017

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