Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Opening Hours:


    Tuesday 4pm-9pm

    Wednesday 4pm-10pm

    Thursday 4pm-11pm

    Friday 4pm - 11pm

    Saturday 2pm - 2am

    Sunday 3pm - 8pm

    Closed Monday



  • Grab a T-Shirt !

    Check out our cool new Merch.

    The Volt Thieves T-shirt

    The Volt Thieves T-shirt

    This scary little monster of a T-shirt will make the perfect gift - or give one to yourself ! Just select the size you want and we'll let you know when it's ready for you to collect from Smash Palace.
    Coming soon
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    Plenty of great times to be had at Smash Palace!


    Every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm - PUB CHOIR GISBORNE - all welcome - free entry but koha appreciated.


    Every Wednesday 7pm - HANDLE CLUB DRAW


    Thursday nights from 7pm - 11pm - BUILD-A-BAND .... motivate your muso mates or just turn up - everything's set up ready to go. Let's jam ! FREE ENTRY


    Saturday April 27th - BLOOD RED SKY - U2 Tribute + STARDUST Bowie Tribute - find out more here.


    Saturday May 4th - GIZZY BORN - find out more here.


    Friday May 10th - MANPHIBIAN - 8pm $10 door.


    Saturday May 11th - Poverty Bay Blues Club presents - REHAAB + THE VOLT THIEVES - details to come.


    Friday May 17th - EMILY ALICE + SALEM MĀHIA + CBREM - find out more here.


    Saturday May 18th - KING CASS - details to come.


    Friday May 24th - ATRAX - 8pm $10 door.


    Saturday May 25th - GIZZY BORN - details to come.


    Saturday July 13th - THE DOORS TRIBUTE - find out more 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 34 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, Uni-Fi and Lazy Fifty to name a few; turning on huge nights for music lovers.


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

    Thursday nights from 7 are 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 Friday and Saturday night !


    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.

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    Drinks Menu

    Something to keep you going ....

    Whatever you fancy.

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    Food Menu

    Something to fill the gap ....

    Great Pub Food.

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    In the meantime, check out the amazing live show library on the Smash Palace YouTube channel !


    He tangata, he tangata, he tangata ...

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    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.



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    Hagrid and Harry

    The Feline Faction

    Check out their Facebook page.

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    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 !

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    Beer Pourer

    Football Hooligan and financial wiz kid.

    He's studying how to pour beer while engaging in scintillating conversation !


    Stay in touch.

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    Smash Palace Page


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    0274 844580 / 06 8677769



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    Smash Palace email



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    Smash TV



    Smash Palace Youtube



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    Gift Voucher



    Buy a Gift Voucher here !




    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 Gisborne Taxis on 06 867 2222.