Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Opening Hours:

    Tuesday 4pm-9pm

    Wednesday 4pm-10pm

    Thursday 4pm-9pm

    Friday 4pm - 12am

    Saturday 2pm - 2am

    Sunday 3pm - 8pm

    Closed Monday


    There’s plenty of great times to be had at Smash Palace!


    Every Tuesday 7-9pm - PUB CHOIR GISBORNE - all welcome.


    Every Wednesday 7pm - HANDLE CLUB DRAW


    Every Thursday night from 7pm - 10pm - BUILD-A-BAND .... motivate your muso mates or just turn up - everything's set up ready to go. Let's jam ! FREE ENTRY


    Saturday July 4th - CLOWN’S KISS + THE NGOs - 9pm $5 door


    Friday July 10th - LEVI MACKEY - 7pm free entry.


    Saturday July 18th - SOUNDS OF THE SANDOWN - 9pm $10 door.


    Friday July 31st - NIGEL MARSHALL + CRUMB FACTORY - 7pm Free Entry.


    Saturday August 1st - 3PLAY - 9pm $5 door.


    Friday September 4th - JORDAN LUCK BAND - 9pm - tickets at https://bit.ly/3bTXs0s


    Friday September 18th - BRIDGE STREET BAND - 7pm.


    Saturday September 19th - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC - Freedom Riders’ 20th Birthday Celebrations.


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    Smash Palace is all about good times with great live music, delicious drinks + food and awesome locals. It's also a function venue like no other !

    Live Music

    The Home of Live Music in Gisborne - and judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue in New Zealand !

    For the past 25 years, Smash Palace has been pumping out the hottest live sounds with acts like Head Like A Hole, The D4, Ladi6, Jordan Luck Band, Paua, as well as local heroes Skankamelia, The Nervous Surgeons and Uni-Fi to name a few turning on huge nights for music lovers.


    Tuesday nights from 7 we get a bit carried away with Pub Choir Gisborne singing up a storm - its free to join and you even get a free singing lesson !

    Thursday nights from 7 should be in your diary as a regular live music "must-do" as Gizzy's finest muso's and guests "Build-A-Band" - jamming up a storm.

    When sunny days are here we use the outdoor stage, but otherwise the indoor stage at Smash Palace is pumping every Saturday night ! A growing collection of more than 500 vinyl albums is regularly spun on the Smash Palace turntables before and after the live acts.


    Find out why Smash Palace was judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue at the 2016 Hospitality NZ Awards !

    Delicious Drinks + Food

    What are you having ?

    The finest beers and ciders on tap, RTD's + non-alcoholic drinks in the chiller and blow-torched pizza + deep fried goodness from the kitchen ... smashing !


    On tap: Steinlager Classic, Gisborne Gold, Panhead Supercharger, Macs Interstate APA, Speights, Macs Green Beret, Macs Gold, Macs Mid Vicious (2.5 %), Tui, Harvest Cider, Bulmers Cider.


    Non-alcoholic drinks: Locally produced Gladstone's Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, local organic Hill Road orange juice, Macs Lemonade and Rhubarb, Macs Feijoa, Pear and Elderflower, Kiri OJ, Heineken 0% Beer + the usual soft drinks.

    Awesome locals

    Where the world meets Gisborne and Gisborne meets the world.

    Friendly faces are a big part of what makes Smash Palace great.


    People from all walks of life enjoy sharing the relaxed good times and East Coast vibes at Smash Palace - including the Smash Palace Shockers, our very own champion Football team. Whether you find yourself under the DC3 plane in the garden bar, parked up in front of the open fire, or front and centre of one of the two stages.


    Smash Palace is a level playing field of true “Kiwitanga” !




    He tangata, he tangata, he tangata ...

    Darryl Monteith


    Your host is well known around Gisborne as a musician and supporter of the arts. Dad to Maia, Jasmine and Jackson and Papa to Isla, he shares a life with their understanding mother and Nana Kerry.


    A squash and football playing (Smash Palace Shockers) kombi enthusiast, he likes to grow, cook and eat food.



    Dash - RIP

    ex-Cat in Charge

    We all miss her.



    The smiley guy who can put his hand to almost anything. King of the dress-ups and now a married man.



    Satanic pixie or corpse bride ? All we know is she cooks a mean feed and pours a pretty pint !

    Leave her alone - she's a married woman !



    She don’t take no shit ! So don’t mess with our platinum blonde hot mama. Star of the stage and disliker of any food that might be the least bit healthy.


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    0274 844580 / 06 8677769






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    Smash Palace is easy to find at 24 Banks Street Gisborne - we're not far from the beach at Midway in Gisborne's Industrial Subdivision ... so make as much noise as you like !


    Need a sober driver ? Call Dial a Dad on 0800 494 273.