For the first time ever, 80sX bring their fantastic live show to the West!!

September 28th from 7:30pm

Live act 80sX take the greatest new wave, new romantic and synth pop hits and recreate the magic and sounds of the 80’s with brilliant musicianship and high energy vocals. The band feature songs from Madonna, Simple Minds, DEVO, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, INXS, Cyndi Lauper, Bowie, Billy Idol and many more.

Their live shows have grown over the last 2 years to become the “must attend” event for NZ 80’s music fans. The crowd at these gigs are as much a part of the performance as the band !! It’s such a fun night and we’re happy to announce they’re coming to The Grounds at Whoa! Studios for the first time SAT SEPTEMBER 28th.

Get set to rewind to the 1980’s but without all the embarrassing stuff. Grab your girlfriends and have all the fun you can handle in one night…with 80sX.

Date: 28th September
Time: 7:30pm- 11:30 pm
R18 Event
Price: $35.00 
($32.75 + $2.25 Fee)


Sit back, relax and unwind with us at Happy Hour every Thursday and Friday afternoon, 3pm – 6pm.

Stop by at the end of a long work day or after school pickup and let the kids run free on our playground while you make the most of our half priced seasonal wines and house beer.

Our happy hour may be our best kept secret yet.


The Grounds at Whoa! Studios present a ‘Christmas Wonderland’ for one night only! Join us on Thursday 5th of December for a Christmas Party like no other. Enjoy a decadent three course set menu, prepared by award-winning chef Ben Bayly with a wine matched for the table to share. Finish off the evening with a live band in our Christmas Wonderland. 

Tables of 8 or 12 available, please contact below if your numbers fall short or exceed these numbers and we will try our best to accomodate you. Please note that bookings are essential and a deposit will be required to confirm your booking. R18.


Tables are limited so get in touch now:


The Grounds is proud to be associated with Whoa! Studios – The Urban Playground and live show experience is truly one of a kind.

The Mad Hatters Funk, opens on the 6th of April with shows running on the weekends and throughout the school holidays.


The Mad Hatter believes there’s always time for tea party – but will anyone come? Did Alice deliver the invitations? Can his dear friends the Caterpillar and the March Hare prepare in time? The Mad Hatter finds himself feeling in a funk on the day of his very important Tea Party.  This slightly mad and heartwarmingly fun story highlights the importance of friendship, self-love and kindness.  Join the Mad Hatter, as he discovers friendship and funk can help him find his happy place. A 45-minute visual and musical delight!  The Mad Hatter’s Funk is a high energy interactive experience which will have you dancing in the aisles and giggling along immersed in a visual wonderland. A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Featuring music from international and NZ artists.


The Mad Hatters Funk is best suited to families and children 3 years and over and features music from international and NZ artists.




Wed – Sun 9am till late


Sat Jul 20th – Closed from 2pm
Wed Sept 4th – Opening from 11am
Thur Sept 26th – Closed
Thur Dec 5th – Closed from 2pm
Sat Dec 14th – Closed from 4pm


Mon Oct 28th Labour Day – Closed
Wed Dec 25th Christmas Day – Closed
Thur Dec 26th Boxing Day – Closed


Mon & Tues 9am till 4pm
Wed – Sun 9am till late