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on 11th March.
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Whoa Studios Intro Video

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Whoa Studios Intro Video

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Whoa Studios Intro Video

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Custard & the Film Studio

FILM STUDIO

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.

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Children's Park

PARK

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.
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The Grounds - Kitchen, Restaurant

KITCHEN

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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PAST SHOWS

 

 

“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!

Sam Spooner

NEWS

SPECIAL CLOSURE

SPECIAL CLOSURE

We're taking a little break! Whoa! Studios! is closed on Monday the 5th of February and Tuesday the 6th of February so our staff can respect Waitangi day with their loved ones! We hope this causes no inconvenience and we hope to see you...

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Meet the Creatives – Adam Fresco

Meet the Creatives – Adam Fresco

What is your role in the team? As Producer, my role is to bring Custard’s World, its characters and stories, to life on screen and live on stage. To this end I produce, write, direct and act in shows for both live and recorded performances. How did you get involved in...

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Reviews Article

Reviews Article

"A Must See!!! Fantastic Family Day Out!!" - 6 May 2017 Have just spent the day at 'Whoa! Studios' with 2 x 5-year-old boys and a 3-year-old girl. We all had an amazing day. The stage show 'Gloomio' was great, as was the food in the restaurant. And the playground kept...

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Thomas’ Wish – May The Force Be With You

Thomas’ Wish – May The Force Be With You

Thomas' Wish - May The Force Be With You Prior to opening to the General Public on December 17th last year, we had the honour of sharing the magic of our creation with the Make a Wish Foundation with a celebration of their 30th Birthday. On May the 4th we helped a...

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COMMUNITY FEATURE
Fun family community
Make a Wish

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!

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