How to Train Your Dragon cancels opening night, Melbourne

How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon

The World premiere of How to Train You Dragon Arena Spectacular was cancelled just minutes before the first dragon was due to take flight at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena this evening.

The production, which includes 24 computer controlled animatronic dragons, is believed to have been cancelled because of last minute safety concerns.

A meesage posted on the company’s facebook page reads:

How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular are very sorry to announce that tonight’s performance has been cancelled. A production of this scale and size has never been attempted before, and some final technical issues prevent us from proceeding tonight. All patrons for this evening will receive a full refund. DreamWorksDragonsLive Facebook

It seems that any safety concerns have now been rectified as in a more recent statement they have announced that tomorrow’s 3pm show will be going ahead as scheduled.

This opening performance of How To Train Your Dragon arena spectacular was to be the first in an Australian and world tour. The show stars Helpmann Award Winning performer Rarmian Newton (Billy Elliot) and Sarah McCreanor in the leading roles of Hiccup and Astrid.


Australian National Tour Dates

MELBOURNE: March 2 (cancelled)  – March 11 Hisense Arena

SYDNEY: March 15 – March 25 All Phones Arena

BRISBANE: March 28 – April 1 Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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How to Train Your Dragon cancels opening night, Melbourne