Robot Boy

7 Apr, 8 Apr
Various times

Book now

Age range

From £3

Run Time
36 minutes

The link for this show will be emailed to the address used when booking shortly before the advertised start time, if you cannot see the link please check your junkmail/spam folder


The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy was created in 2019 as a co-production between Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum in Germany. This short film was created from footage of that original stage production.

In the most extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists are attempting the impossible. Their mission is to create a robot with a real brain. Their aim is to push the boundaries of scientific discovery. They succeed and Robot Boy is born.

His world is the playground of the laboratory; it is where he belongs. Robot Boy knows the scientists have an important job to do and that he is there to help them, but sometimes he longs to explore beyond this world. We all yearn to visit unique and extraordinary places and for Robot Boy, the most phenomenal place of all is inside his own imagination.

A poetic story about humanity, responsibility and life with dazzling puppetry, interactive film and performance. The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy takes the audience on a journey full of curiosity and wonder. This new production has been developed out of Theatre-Rites’ Animating the Brain project, which was initially funded by Wellcome Trust.

View visual guide for Robot Boy here.

Book tickets now - choose a time below

Show accessible performances only

Times displayed in grey may be sold out or not currently available. Alternatively workshops may be locked for Bright Sparks Members and require a log in.

Getting there

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

Get directions