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The Tix4Nix programme raises funds to provide memorable family experiences at Whoa! Studios to children and families in need, for nix. 

For the joy, love, thought, generosity, kindness, compassion, fun, warm fuzzies or even the tax return benefits, giving a moment of joy and reprieve to families in need is often an overlooked basic human need.  During times of stress connecting with those we love and relieving the pressure through joy can make a world of difference, and be life long lasting.  


Marcus Custard and Buzz

If you've not been to Whoa! Studios, it's a premium family experience and opened to rave reviews in Dec 2016. In just 3 years, close to 150,000 kids and families have ventured out to West Auckland to experience the joy that a day at Whoa! provides. Through Tix4Nix we want to share that joy with people who may not be able to experience the Whoa! magic of their own accord due to financial, social or situational constraints.

"Just wanted to drop you a quick note to again say a HUGE thank you for hosting our Wish Kids and their families in the weekend.  We hear it was absolutely amazing and a couple of families sent an email saying that they really enjoyed it (in particular the show).  Our staff member Wuyang took his family and as he was from out South, he had absolutely no idea that Whoa! even existed so he thought it was incredible.  He also said that his daughter had such a great time that she didn’t want to leave !! 
So thank you for the amazing opportunity for our families to let their hair down and have a day of fun and laughter – we really appreciate it."   Jaqui - Make-A-Wish

We are very fortunate to work with some fantastic charities doing great things. 
Below we share with you Marcus's Story, whom we met through Make-A-Wish-   please take a moment to watch what a difference a day made for him and the impact it's had on his family.  It is truly heartwarming.

Our hope is that every child and family who has a wonderful day out at Whoa!, courtesy of the Tix4Nix programme, will face their challenges with renewed strength.

Tix4Nix tickets are collected by the newly formed Whoa! Studios Artistic Trust. We work with the trust to distribute the tickets to our partner charities, who send them to the children and families they know and serve.   

We have a goal to raise 10,000 tickets in total.  David Sutherland - founder of Whoa! Studios has pledged to match your donation (up to a max of 5000) as well! So for every Tix4Nix ticket you pledge, you will see double the benefit in the community.  We are seeking to to raise 5000 to make up our goal of 10,000 tickets and we hope this will come from more great people just like you!

So give a little grin, a ticket or two, or more, and join us in spreading smiles to those who could really use one.

Warm regards,
David, Candace and The Whoa! Studios Family

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A few of our Partner Charities include:




To inquire about becoming a charitable partner please email: candace@whoastudios.co.nz


How much is a Tix-4-Nix ticket to Whoa! Studios? 

Each ticket provides one entry to a show, park and backstage tour and gourmet icecream from The Grounds. Each ticket costs $29. This includes any GST that may be payable.  Tickets which we distribute to low-decile schools also include transportation.

How much can I give?

Any donation is gratefully received, the minimum amount is $29 which is the cost of one ticket. Amounts above that can be done in increments of $29 or as a single lump sum.

Can i specify which Charity i'd like my donation to go to?

While we are happy to try to accommodate a donor's preference, we also want to ensure that tickets are distributed actively.  This being the case we reserve the right to distribute within the guidelines of our charitable mandate.


Marcus's Story....

The team at Whoa! Studios are fortunate to have met Marcus and his loving family through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He inspires us everyday to find the joy in what we do and share it with others.  We hope you'll find his story as inspiring as we do.


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Making Memories...

"We are a product of our memories.  What we are trying to do here is to create experiences that help round us out, shape us....Experiences are the memories you carry with you, that shape who you become." 
- Founder, David Sutherland talks about why bringing joy to children and their families is so important to the Whoa! family.