Whoa! Studios is a state of the art film studio specialising in live action, puppetry and miniatures. We are the only film studio in New Zealand to open our doors to kids and families.
Our flagship offering is an original, world class, live show based on the characters and sets of Custard’s World, adapted for stage from a script by Bob Baker, BAFTA award winning screenwriter of Wallace & Gromit. A truly immersive experience, featuring a mix of puppets, digital effects, and live action all from within our main stage movie set.
The Whoa! Studios urban park will make a great visit even better. Our design team searched the world for inspiration about the best play ideas. We are proud to offer the only hand crafted crochet climbing net in NZ, that took Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam two years to craft.
Our Whoa! Zone adventure playground is a custom designed playground, crafted by our very own set designers and builders. Could this be one of the top 10 urban playgrounds in the world?
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The Grounds, by celebrity chef Ben Bayly, is Auckland’s first Modern Family Eatery. Born from Ben’s own love of creating great family food memories. Ben is proud to present a unique selection of delicious and nutritious dishes able to be enjoyed by adults and children. The Grounds will also open as a restaurant outside of studio hours.
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Custard’s World is a rollicking, adventure comedy that captures the hearts and affections of children of all ages. Scripted by BAFTA award writer Bob Baker, and local creative talent, Custard’s World is a heartwarming, fun, family film project.
With a plot to steal the smiles from those residing in the happy town of Doodle, Dr. Gloom and his assistant Colin are certain this will secure the Super-Villain of the Year title. Follow our unlikely hero Custard and his friends as they band together to stop Dr. Gloom and save the smiles of their hometown.
Custard’s World shares the importance of friendship, boobie-traps, getting back up when you’re down and the healing power of a whoopee cushion.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS START THIS WEEK!! School holidays start THIS FRIDAY and Whoa! Studios is gearing up for a big couple of weeks. Our operating hours are extending on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday until 6pm! So if you're stuck wondering "What should we do these school...read more
The incredible performers of Whoa! Studios – Terry, Adam, Rebekah, Paul, Jon and Steph will be regularly sharing their diaries with us. Keeping us up to date with all the fun they are having while preparing for our first Custard’s World show – A Very Gloomy Holiday.read more
“After 8.5 years of being too overwhelmed by the darkness, crowds and noise of theatre shows, Livvy overcame the difficulties today. A huge thank you to Whoa Studios for a fantastic show. The Doods Dance Show was fantastic!!!! If you are in Auckland YOU HAVE TO...read more
Whoa! Make a Wish are turning 30! On the 11th of December, Whoa! Studios opens its doors to the public for the first time, to host Make a Wish New Zealand’s 30th birthday. We cannot think of a better way celebrate our inaugural event, than to share it by sponsoring...read more
Since its inception in 1986, Make a Wish NZ has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. For over 30 years Make a Wish has enriched the lives and brought hope and joy to countless children and their families. Now that’s something to celebrate!