IT is the show that has been in the making for years – 67 million years to be exact – as Dinosaurs in the Wild, a new immersive live action dinosaur experience comes roaring into the Birmingham NEC.

Combining theatre, theme park fun and the very latest scientific research, Dinosaurs in the Wild will not only be the first event of its kind to be hosted in the UK, but heralds the dawn of a new era for the NEC as it will be the first long-stay show the venue has hosted.

Created by award-winning producers with a track record on some of the most successful dinosaur productions of all time, the multi-million-pound attraction will take up residence in the UK’s No.1 venue for over nine weeks this summer - between Saturday, June 24, to Wednesday, August 23.

A global first, Dinosaurs in the Wild cleverly weaves together live sets, cutting-edge computer-generated imagery and animatronics to create a believable prehistoric world. Visitors will be able to see – and feel – for themselves what the world was like millions of years ago under the realm of the dinosaurs.

It is designed to make visitors feel as if they really are there with living dinosaurs, at that time in their world.

The show itself will be spectacular as stunning technology recreates the late Cretaceous period in all its primeval glory. The 70-minute adventure will transport visitors, who will be guided throughout the tour, back 67 million years by time machine to the scientific research station TimeBase 67 run by Chronotex Enterprises, the UK’s pioneering time travel company.

Nine incredible dinosaurs will feature in the experience, including the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, the iconic Triceratops, the gigantic Alamosaurus and the club-tailed Ankylosaurus.

Creative Director Tim Haines, who also produced the landmark BBC TV series Walking with Dinosaurs which was seen by 800 million globally, said: "Dinosaurs in the Wild will be the first time the public has seen realistic representations of these animals since these discoveries were made, so it really is a world first opportunity."

Producer Jill Bryant added: "We were keen to create something new that raised the bar for live action experiences. We are confident Dinosaurs in the Wild will do just that and we are equally confident that the NEC will be a fantastic launch venue.

"We encourage everyone in this wonderful city and its surrounding regions to come to the NEC to enjoy a dinosaur experience of unparalleled reality and truly encounter these animals in ways they have never seen before."

Bryant, also headed up the development and launch of the arena show Walking with Dinosaurs, which attracted 8-million visitors worldwide.

Adult tickets start at £25 and £85 for off-peak family tickets (two adults and two children). To book go to