Exciting news… after a worldwide tour seen by over 7 million people in 206 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is back!
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We get so many requests of this type that it is simply impossible to accommodate everyone – the dinosaurs (and ourselves) actually do need some sleep! In addition, it is a very complex procedure to present the appearance of a Dinosaur. Every member of our audience is a special guest and we have created this show to give you an “in person” experience of being with the Dinosaurs as they were when they lived millions of years ago. The size and scope of this show will immerse you in the theatrical experience of our production and your belief will be suspended as you experience the feeling that the Dinosaurs in front of you are real.
Because of the enormous scale of the dinosaurs – the largest of which is 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail – the view from the least expensive seats is spectacular and an incredible experience.
In fact, many on our production staff considers it the best view since it is the only one from which the entire panorama of the show can be easily taken in at all times. The closer, and more expensive seats provide a very “up close and personal” experience.
We have specifically priced much of this great seating in the lower price range so that people from all economic demographics can enjoy the show. The show operating costs, like our dinosaurs, are so huge that we really cannot produce, tour and maintain this very expensive production for less.
The role of Huxley, the Paleontologist who takes you through the 200 million year journey describing the events and the dinosaurs is an actor. His script has been verified by real Paleontologists and approved by the BBC who produced the award winning TV series “WALKING WITH DINOSAURS” on which our show is based. One of their most important hallmarks for the series is that it be as accurate as current science allows – and we have followed in their footsteps, with their guidance.
Yes, amateur still photography is allowed – but no flash or video, please. The dinosaurs get frightened when people flash lights in their eyes! If you are a professional looking to photograph the show, please contact the venue in your town and ask for the publicist as most of our venues have restrictions and house rules regarding publicity that we need to follow.
Under 24 months may be free assuming that they will not need their own seat and be sitting on their parent’s lap. However, we suggest you check with your local venue to make sure that they do not have any free seat or age restrictions.
We recommend the show for ages from three to 93. The show has been carefully written and produced for the entire family, and there is no violence. The show has been produced however to provide a fair amount of realism – so to simulate earthquakes, volcanoes and comets impacting the earth, along with the primal roars of the dinosaurs, our show sound design is loud in many places. Some children (and adults) are sometimes momentarily taken by surprise by the impact of the sound, but usually our general fascination with dinosaurs, the symphonic music and the rich, yet subtle lighting tends to balance any momentary fear. Our experience is that most children sit relatively quietly in awe of the dinosaurs.
The view of the show is spectacular from anywhere in the arena – and the higher seats provide a panoramic view that allows the audience to take in the entire spectacle. If you have concerns that the effects will be strong, we can suggest that it is sometimes better to choose seating that is further away so the proximity of the dinosaurs is less imposing.
96 minutes, including an intermission.
It is neither! “WALKING WITH DINOSAURS” is a live theatrical show that is performed in two acts with an intermission.
The arena is laid out with a proscenium stage at one end and the entire arena floor is our performing surface. Because the dinosaurs are the size they were in real life, the only venues large enough to accommodate them are arenas. We use both live and recorded video to enhance the scenes in the show; and the cinematic scope, dramatic lighting and symphonic sound used in the performance bring the creatures into three-dimensional reality as they walk around the arena floor.
A team of master puppeteers operates each of the Dinosaurs via the use of new and special technologies invented just to bring them to life. The sights, sounds and subtleties of movement will make you feel that you are looking at real dinosaurs - alive and spontaneous to everything, even the audience. During the show, you cannot actually touch the Dinosaurs, but don’t worry, the experience will be “real” and “live.” Our producer Carmen Pavlovic says, “It is the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing what it was like when they walked and ruled the earth.”