Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular or Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience, is an adaptation of the TV Series, for the theatre. The show was narrated by a live actor and the dinosaurs were mechanical props.
Some of the dinosaurs weigh over a ton, and as you can see in the picture, they are very big.
The StoryThe story is basically the same as the TV Series - in 'First Blood' however, there is a Liliensternus instead of Coelophysis, and no non-dinosaurs are featured. 'Cruel Sea' is skipped, as it is hard to recreate a scene underwater. 'Beneath a giant's wings' is shortened, due to the reasons as Cruel Sea, and only dead Iguanodons feature. The fifth episode, 'Spirits of the silent forest', is skipped, and 'Death of a Dynasty' is pretty much the same.
Also, a man accompanies us on the journey through time, explaining what's happening in the dinosaur world, similar to the commentator in the TV Series
Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular started in Australia in early 2007 and have after that, toured in North America and Europe.
Making of the Arena Spectacular
Of course, the dinosaurs can't move by themselves. Just one dinosaur needs a bunch of people to control it.