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Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular


Fri 6 Mar 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Sat 7 Mar 2015, 11:00am–12:30pm
Sat 7 Mar 2015, 3:00pm–4:30pm
Sat 7 Mar 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Sun 8 Mar 2015, 11:00am–12:30pm
Sun 8 Mar 2015, 3:00pm–4:30pm

Where: Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $99.90
  • A Reserve: $84.90
  • A Reserve Concession: $64.90
  • B Reserve: $69.90
  • B Reserve concession: $44.90
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: chanley

Dinosaurs will once again roam New Zealand soil when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2015.

Vector Arena in association with NZEEC and More FM is excited to announce that rumours of their extinction are unfounded and the Dinosaurs will be back in New Zealand for a handful of shows at Vector Arena, March 6-8, 2015.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

Worldwide, more than eight million people in 243 cities over 2,000 performances have seen Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular. In 2010 it was named the Number One worldwide tour by Pollstar.

This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular is coming back to New Zealand in 2015. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”

A recent tour in the US has garnered rave reviews with The New York Times saying that in this show dinosaurs make "a thundering comeback after 65 million years." Variety said “Walking With Dinosaurs is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.” Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together."

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs - the Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet which struck the earth and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Walking With Dinosaurs – the Arena Spectacular came to life in 2007, and since toured the planet breaking box-office records across Europe, North America and Asia. In 2011, the much anticipated show finally rolled into New Zealand, delighting 96,000 kiwis young and old.

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