Imagine a trip to a zoo, an aquarium and a wildlife park all in one and then substitute all the animals for dinosaurs. Renowned the world over for their theatrical magic and for pushing the limits of design, content and experience, Erth’s Prehistoric World is a fusion of the highly successful Dinosaur Zoo and Prehistoric Aquarium that invites children to step into the action of the performance. Get ready.
“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo delivers solid science as well as an extraordinary spectacle.”
Bringing ancient creatures from land and sea together in one show, Erth's Prehistoric World is the perfect combination of theatrical magic and charm. It takes the audience to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, and then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked this Earth...
Life-like creatures literally swim off the stage into the audience, and invited audience members come onto stage to test their courage with the prehistoric wonders.
Dinosaurs are a gateway to learning, inspiring young minds to consider an array of subjects from science to literature, geology to bio engineering, and natural history to mathematics. Dinosaurs have become a curious link between child and parent, grandparent, guardian and educator. The learning opportunities are immense.
Erth is a company fuelled by beautiful accidents; a team of creators, makers and performers pushing the limits of design, content and experience.
Erth’s puppetry-based theatrical productions and innovative community projects have challenged and inspired audiences for more than twenty-five years, driven by a special interest in natural history, first nation stories and urban mythology. With a prime focus on environmental sustainability and conservation, social justice, the company’s core motivation is the creation of emotionally impactful artistic work. Through connecting with audiences young and old, Erth educates, inspires, motivates and empowers people to make an impact in the world through their own actions.
Today the company is recognised internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children.
“STAGGERING… immersive, educational and captivating. With moments of breath-taking visual beauty and interactive entertainment which managed to hold an audience of both children and adults captive.” Theatre Haus
“This is very clever, beautifully constructed and hugely entertaining children’s entertainment from an outfit that implicitly respects its audience and doesn’t talk down to them.” The Daily Telegraph
"A delightful and educational date with the dinos” The Chicago Tribune (USA)
"Parents and grandparents seemed just as awestruck as the kids at the technical brilliance…” The Manchester Evening News (UK)
Erth's journey into prehistoric times has provided a platform for the company to engage with children on a level that has surprised even us.
Erth is not a company that exploits dinosaurs for commercial gain but as a way of starting long and lasting relationships with our worldwide audiences united in our love and wonder for the natural world.
Clocktower Centre Moonee Ponds, VIC | Land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC | Land of the Gunaikurnai people
Bunjil Place Narre Warren, VIC | Land of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung & Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Peoples
Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, VIC | Land of the Gulidjan and Gadubanud People
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, TAS | Land of the Palawa people
Theatre Royal Hobart, TAS | Land of the Muwinina people
Griffith Regional Theatre, NSW | Land of the Wiradjuri People
The Cube Wodonga, VIC | Land of the Wiradjuri People
The Capitol Theatre Bendigo, VIC | Land of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung People
Esperance Civic Centre, WA | Land of the Njunga People of the Noongar Nation
Albany Entertainment Centre, WA | Land of the Minang People of the Noongar Nation
Margaret River HEART, WA | Land of the Wadandi People of the Noongar Nation
Red Earth Arts Centre Karratha, WA | Land of the Ngarluma and Yinidbarndi People
Glen Street Theatre Belrose, NSW | Land of the Garigal People
Laycock Street Community Theatre North Gosford, NSW | Land of the Darkinyung People
Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT | Land of the Ngunnawal people
Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW | Land of the Birpai People
Manning Entertainment Centre Taree, NSW | Land of the Biripi People
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW | Land of the Cabrogal People of the Darug Nation
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, QLD | Land of the Yuiberra people
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Bundaberg, QLD | Land of the Taribelang People
Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton, QLD | Land of the Darumbal People
HOTA – Home of the Arts Surfers Paradise, QLD | Land of the Yugambeh People
Civic Theatre Newcastle, NSW | Land of the Awabakal and Worimi People
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, NSW | Land of the Wonnarua People
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Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC), NSW | Land of the Gamilaraay People
Dubbo Regional Convention Centre, NSW | Land of the Tubba-Gah & Wiradjuri People
Riverside Theatre Parramatta, NSW | Land of the Darug people
Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, NSW | Land of the Gundungurra People
The Concourse Chatswood, NSW | Land of Cammeraygal People
July - October 2022
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Arts on Tour
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Arts on Tour is based in Redfern NSW and we respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the unceded land on which we work.
As we tour artists and productions across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations Elders, past, present and future.
We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.