Join Joseph Herchel – the Brains behind Jiwi’s Machines for his
Rube Goldburg Machine Workshop!

 

Overview: 

 Build a giant chain-reaction machine with YouTube star Joseph Herscher (from YouTube channel Joseph’s Machines). Teams will use everyday objects in unexpected ways,  transporting a ball from one side of the room to the other in a huge interconnected contraption.

 

What will kids learn? 

Joseph has led Rube Goldberg workshops all over the world, working with kids and adults of all ages as they come together to create an enormous machine. In addition to being insanely fun, participants learn:

  • basic physics concepts
  • the design process
  • team building
  • how to design a show for an audience

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS
AGE GROUP:  Children must be 8yrs+
DATES:  15, 17, 19th July 2019
TIME: 2pm
DURATION: 2hrs
Cost: $30/child
Maximum of 30 Children So book now!

What’s Your problem??
New 

What’s Your Problem? is a new series coming to HEIHEI in which Joseph Herscher and his team solve Kiwi kids’ really annoying problems by making hilarious contraptions out of everyday household objects. 

 

Coming to HEIHEI on 5 July! 

Want a sneak peek at What’s Your Problem?

Join Joseph in the Treehouse theatre to view an episode AND check out a few of the crazy machines created for the series! This 30 minute interactive session will get kids minds whirlling!

15th, 17th & 19th July at 1pm 

Book now – It’s FREE with a park pass! (park passes can be purchased from the Doodle Toy Store or as part of our famous Eat & Play combo on the day).

Book to see The Mad Hatter’s Funk at 2pm after the 1pm viewing of What’s Your Problem? – Park Passes are free with show tickets!!

“The best show I’ve seen so far! So many positive messages!” – Oscar

Whoa! Studios REVIEWS

“Everytime we’ve been it’s been amazing, today was the first time for the show experience as we wonderfully won tickets and it didn’t disappoint, we also enjoyed a very yummy affordable lunch, kids played in the played ground for hours and very much enjoyed the delicious selection of ice creams.” – Helen

 

“We had an awesome day here today. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. The food was great and the activities for the kids was good fun for all ages. Very well done 10 / 10”  – Shelly

 

 

“Every detail of Custard’s World has been painstakingly crafted to create a new and exciting universe. I’m excited to see these charming characters and their stories brought to life.”

 

PETER LINZ
Lead performer for the 
Muppets and Sesame Street
The most fun I’ve had since writing Wallace & Gromit

 

BOB BAKER 
BAFTA award winning writer
Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were Rabbit
I love you Jazz

 

Evie Hooper, Age 5
WOW… what a spectacular day it was today at Whoa Studios, the show was fantastic for young & old amazing!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH…

 

with Dani Noyer and Hannah Nancarrow
We had the most amazing day at Whoa Studios, everything – EVERYTHING – every little thing ……. was ah-mazing.  The food was soooo exquisite, the play (pantomime? show?) was so funny and entertaining and the playmat amazing.

 

Paula Burgess
“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 a brilliant family destination and their live stage show, A Very Gloomy Holidays! was amazing! The kids were squealing with laughter and joining in with the ‘panto-style’ shouts of the audience xxx”

 

Sheryl Burson (Mum and founder of Titivate.co.nz)
“Whoa! Studios really was a pleasure to visit. Whoa! is refreshingly different.I enjoyed everything but from the perspective of a parent looking to return.Really good food, drink and snacks was wonderful.The crochet climbing net was fantastic and kept the little beasts occupied for hours.The show appealed at all age levels too. Great stuff!”

 

Huon Butterworth (Dad)
“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)
“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)
“Go West for lots of fun at Whoa! A Very Gloomy Holidays! combines state-of-the-art 3D mapping and projection technology with puppetry, video and digital effects with live performers, slapstick, puns and catchy songs… staged on a real-life film set.”

 

Dionne Christian, NZ Herald (Saturday 17 December 2016)
“Whoa! studios – so much fun & colour! And a wonderful, live on stage, multimedia family show: A Very Gloomy Holidays!”

 

Carol Petrie (PRPVFX: Visual Effects for Film & Television,  Auckland)
“Sophia took her family to the opening of Whoa Studios here in Auckland. This place is out of control! Incredible interactive playground, outstanding restaurant and cafe with the most amazing ice creams you will ever have, the cutest toy shop BUT most of all a world class studio where we witnessed the show A Very Gloomy Holidays! This show was all performed with puppets and was outstanding! Wow what an experience! We are so lucky to have Whoa Studios in Auckland! I highly recommend you your family go these holidays!”

 

Peaches & Pickle Performing Arts / Green Door Youth Theatre
“Was lucky enough to get a sneaky peak at Whoa! Studios and A Very Gloomy Holidays! This show is pretty cool, and you really need to come and see it to believe it! Such hard work has obviously gone in to not only the show but the place as a whole. If you’re in Auckland go check the shows out!”

 

Jessica Brien (actress, Wellington)

BOOKINGS

Hover over a time below to start your booking.

MONDAY
15 July 2019
TUESDAY
16 July 2019
WEDNESDAY
17 July 2019
THURSDAY
18 July 2019
FRIDAY
19 July 2019
SATURDAY
20 July 2019
SUNDAY
21 July 2019

No Show

No Show

No Show

No Show

Matariki Glow Show

10:00am
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Matariki Glow Show

19 July 201910:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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Matariki Glow Show

12:00pm
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Matariki Glow Show

19 July 201912:00pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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What's Your Problem? with Joseph Herscher

1:00pm
Book Now
Joseph Herscher Workshop
What's Your Problem? with Joseph Herscher

19 July 20191:00pm

Meet Joseph and get a sneaky peek at the soon to be released 'What's Your Problem?' series! What's Your Problem? is a new series coming to HEIHEI in which Joseph Herscher and his team solve Kiwi kids’ really annoying problems by making hilarious contraptions out of everyday household objects. Join Joseph in the Treehouse theatre to view an episode AND check out a few of the crazy machines created for the series! This 30 minute interactive session will get kids minds whirling! 15th, 17th & 19th July at 1pm  Book now - It's FREE with a park pass! (park passes can be purchased from the Doodle Toy Store or as part of our famous Eat & Play combo on the day). What's Your Problem? airs on HEIHEI on 5th July!

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The Mad Hatter's Funk

2:00pm
Book Now
The Mad Hatter's Funk

19 July 20192:00pm

You're Invited! If you believe bananas can fly, maybe then you'll give anything a try. Shriek or sing at the top of your lungs and shuffle your feet to the beat of the drums. Not a foot you’ll put wrong, if you tipp-ity-tap to this song. Cos, this party’s quite special! A who’s-it-what’s-it shindiggle! Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop Cartwheel your way to the magical spot Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend! Just remember your hat! A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists

Find Out MoreBook Now

Joseph Herscher - Jiwi's Machines - Workshop

2:00pm
Joseph Herscher Workshop
Joseph Herscher - Jiwi's Machines - Workshop

19 July 20192:00pm

Overview:  Build a giant chain-reaction machine with YouTube star Joseph Herscher (from YouTube channel Joseph's Machines). Teams will use everyday objects in unexpected ways,  transporting a ball from one side of the room to the other in a huge interconnected contraption. WORKSHOP DETAILS Age Group:  Children must be 8yrs+ Dates:  15, 17, 19th July 2019 Time: 2pm Duration: 2hrs Cost: $30/child Maximum of 30 Children So book now!

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Matariki Glow Show

11:00am
Book Now
Matariki Glow Show

20 July 201911:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

Find Out MoreBook Now

Matariki Glow Show

1:30pm
Book Now
Matariki Glow Show

20 July 20191:30pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

Find Out MoreBook Now

Matariki Glow Show

11:00am
Book Now
Matariki Glow Show

21 July 201911:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

Find Out MoreBook Now

The Mad Hatter's Funk

12:30pm
Book Now
The Mad Hatter's Funk

21 July 201912:30pm

You're Invited! If you believe bananas can fly, maybe then you'll give anything a try. Shriek or sing at the top of your lungs and shuffle your feet to the beat of the drums. Not a foot you’ll put wrong, if you tipp-ity-tap to this song. Cos, this party’s quite special! A who’s-it-what’s-it shindiggle! Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop Cartwheel your way to the magical spot Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend! Just remember your hat! A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists

Find Out MoreBook Now

Matariki Glow Show

1:30pm
Book Now
Matariki Glow Show

21 July 20191:30pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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MAD HATTER'S FUNK TICKET PRICES

Family Packages ONLINE ONLY Pricing

Family of 3: $70.00
Admits 1 Adult and 2 Children 

Family of 4: $89.00
Admits 1-2 Adults, and 2-3 Children 

Family of 5: $110.00 -
Admits 1-2 Adults and 3-4 Children 

SENIORS Show Only – from $17.50**

SHOW & Park- Online from $25*

Park Access Only (No Show) – $10 per child 

*Show access for Children 3 and under is free when sitting on guardians lap and not occupying a seat
*Includes FREE park access to child ticket holders on the same day
**Only valid for Gold Card Holders

Glow Show TICKET PRICEs

Tickets
1st & 2nd July Show and Park $10.50
15th-21st July from 15.50-19.50
Note: A $4.00 Booking Fee applies to all paypal orders.

Showing Now - Live on Stage!

You're Invited!
Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop! Cartwheel your way to the magical spot!
Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend!
Just remember your hat!

A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists 

"Everytime we’ve been it’s been amazing, today was the first time for the show experience as we wonderfully won tickets and it didn’t disappoint, we also enjoyed a very yummy affordable lunch, kids played in the played ground for hours and very much enjoyed the delicious selection of ice creams." - Helen

 

"We had an awesome day here today. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. The food was great and the activities for the kids was good fun for all ages. Very well done 10 / 10"  - Shelly

Coming Soon!

 

PLAYED BY JON CODDINGTON