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


    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


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


    Saturday September 19th - GOLDEN RULE - 8:30pm Free Entry.


    Saturday September 26th - SUPAFLY KILLER EP RELEASE - 9pm $10 door.


    Saturday October 3rd - NZDC - NZ'S top AC/DC tribute - tickets $25 + booking fee here .


    Friday October 9th - GOOD HABITS - 7pm Free Entry.


    Saturday October 17th - GLITTER MASQUERADE - Mardi Gras theme Dance Party 9pm $5 door.


    Sunday October 25th - WINE & FOOD AFTER PARTY - details to come.


    Friday November 13th - JORDAN LUCK BAND - 9pm - SOLD OUT - tickets at https://bit.ly/3bTXs0s


    Saturday November 14th - INK & IRON - Bike & Tattoo Show - details to come.


    Saturday November 21st - WHITECHAPEL JAK - tickets $30 + booking fee here.


  • About Us

    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 !

  • Menu

    We’re ready to take your order.

    Drinks Menu

    Something to keep you going ....

    Whatever you fancy.

    Food Menu

    Something to fill the gap ....

    Great Pub Food.


    Stay in touch.




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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 !


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