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


    Saturday October 24th - BLUE FUSION + BRIDGE STREET BAND - 9pm $10 door.


    Sunday October 25th - FIRST OF THE SUMMER WINE & FOOD - with Hihi Wines + Kīhini + live music from GOLDEN RULE. 3pm start - free entry til 6pm - find out more here.


    Sunday October 25th - WINE & FOOD AFTER PARTY - with THE ASHES + IRB - $10 door 6pm.


    Friday October 30th - JOHN MINOGUE & Friends - 6:30pm Free Entry.


    Saturday October 31st - THE DEAD SET - Halloween Costume Party. 9pm $20 - find out more here.


    Sunday November 1st - Live Jazz with JOHN MCKILL QUINTET - 4pm $5 door.


    Friday November 6th - T-BONEZ - 6:30pm Free Entry.


    Saturday November 7th - BEER FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY - 8pm $10 door.


    Thursday November 12th - SEASIDE STRANGLERS - 9pm - find out more here.


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


    Saturday November 14th - INK & IRON - Bike & Tattoo Show - 1pm til late. Family friendly 1-3pm, $10 door from 5pm find out more here.


    Friday November 20th - PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE - details to come !


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


    Friday November 27th - Radiohead tribute HAIL TO THE THIEVES - details to come !


    Saturday November 28th - SUMMER SOUNDCHECK - details you come !


    Saturday December 5th - UNI-FI ALBUM LAUNCH + KINGS OF KAIAUA - details to come !


    Thursday December 10th - DICK MOVE ALBUM LAUNCH - details to come !


    Friday December 11th EAST COAST HIP HOP SHOWCASE - details to come !

  • 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.


    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.


    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 !


    Need a sober driver ? Call Dial a Dad on 027 611 2827.