Friends of Baycourt

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

They formed in 1985 from the community group that lobbied for the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre to be built and became an incorporated society in 1997.

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, bringing 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 and events:

  • Newsletters: you will receive quarterly newsletters 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.
  • Discounts: 25% on snacks and drinks at the Baycourt Bar.
  • Membership Functions: you will be invited to exclusive member only events.

Planned Events to March 2025

  • FOB Member Events - Free Events
  • FOB AGM - Free Event
  • Steinway Open Day - Free Event
  • International Music Open day  - Free Event
  • Performing Arts Youth Scholarship - Monetary Award Donations

The next event is our Annual General Meeting which is being held on the 4th of August at 3pm in the Baycourt X Space.

Annual Membership Fees 

  • Single:  $40
  • Double: $70
  • Family: $90 (family of 4 residing at the same address)

Volunteers Required

The Friends of Baycourt Committee are seeking expressions of interest for the vacant position of a Chairperson who possesses leadership skills to support our enthusiastic team on the committee, plus an experienced Fundraiser, both preferably with a passion for the performing arts.

If you, or any one you know, would like to volunteer their experience and time, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

Until next time,
Friends of Baycourt Committee

To Join

Please complete the Friends of Baycourt application form (2mb pdf) and email to:

or post to:

Friends of Baycourt Inc.
PO Box 14070
Tauranga Central
Tauranga, 3141

Friends of Baycourt

Friends of Baycourt