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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. FIND OUT MORE
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? Come and see. FIND OUT MORE
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. FIND OUT MORE
“OMG! You so have to go to see A Very Gloomy Holidays! at Whoa Studios!!!! … the set, show and characters are fantastic!Great for kids of all ages – live action, video and characters like the cool Buzz and the gorgeous Jazz. You and your kids will love it!!!I do!!! It’s like being on set in Hollywood!!! in Henderson!!!”
Suzy Cato (Mum and TV presenter of Suzy's World and You and Me)
“Whoa Studios is awesome and the show was fantastic! Great place to take kids! Awesome local entertainment!”
Johanna Hatcher (Mum)
“Whoa! Studios is just MARVELOUS. Everyone go!”
Grae Burton (Dad and Producer)
WOW… what a spectacular day it was today at Whoa Studios, the show was fantastic for young & old amazing!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH…
Dani Noyer and Hannah Nancarrow
“Have just seen the best children’s theatre I’ve ever experienced. Huge congratulations must go to everyone involved – the production values, integrity and sheer delight in this place are so refreshingly beautiful. It is indeed a WHOA experience!! You guys were phenomenal. Well done, well done, well done.”
Hanna Von Randow (Springsouth Actors Agency)
Fun for the whole family, great safe environment and world class entertainment. I took my 5 year old nephew… The live show was entertaining for both of us and the playground is really cool. I can only see this place getting better over time, which is good because we plan on going back for the next show!
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. FIND OUT MORE