Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular is a live adaptation of the series, that originated in North America, as 'Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience'. It toured America 2007-2010, and currently tours Europe. In 2011 it is returning to North America. An Asian tour is being scheduled.
Artistic director William May developed the creative vision of the show based on an original idea by entrepreneur Bruce Mactaggart to create an arena version of the Walking with Dinosaurs television series. The show features animatronic and costumed dinosaurs and are narrated by on set boy (actor) named George.
The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show's lighting is by John Rayment, the score is composed by James Seymour Brett; Warner Brown wrote the script. Tim Haines, producer of the original BBC series serves as project consultant.