New Theatre Royal’s Creative Lab and Victorious Festival has combined forces to bring Jurassic World to Portsmouth!

We will be hosting a number of mini dinosaur-making workshops in the lead up to Victorious on 29th August, and throughout the festival itself in the children’s area where festival-goers can also add to our Jurassic island. We’ll be at the festival on both the 29th and 30th August from 9.30am – 5.00pm – make sure you stop by!

This is a fantastic collaboration and two of our Creative Lab associates will be working on the project; producer Benjamin Claybon and artist Jon Adams.

Our “Make to the space” workshops will be from the 24th – 28th August on the first floor of the Portsmouth Guildhall, this will be a free drop in session so come on down between 10.00 am – 4.00pm each day to join in the fun!

Additionally you can pop to the Sellers Cafe on 1 Kent Rd, Southsea PO5 3EG on 25th August at 1.00pm and 27th August at 1.00pm for a free 30 minute dinosaur challenge.

In the meantime, we would like you to help us with our dinosaur invasion by creating a mini dinosaur at home!


Read our step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own Southsea-saurus dinosaur!


To make Vic the Southsea-saurus you will need the following items:Untitled1

• Cardboard tubes (We think toilet rolls are the best for this)
• Scissors
• Pencils or something to decorate your Vic Southsea-saurus


Step One

Vic is very simple to make. Flatten your cardboard tube. Draw the Vic dinosaur shape from the template on one side. It should look like this.


Step Two

Cut out your Vic Southsea-saurus shape. Ensuring that you cut through both sides of the flattened tube. Pinch the tube to form the body and fold Vic’s head and tail outwards and to give the final shape. It should look like this………..


Step Three

Now add the basic character. Finally bring Vic to life and decorate it can be as simple as some eyes and decoration made with felt tip pens or get some paint and be really creative.


If you liked making Vic Southsea-saurus why not build some friends and design your own.


If you need any inspiration for your dinosaur, listen to our soundscape below to help your dinosaurs make some noise!


Once you have had fun making them why not Tweet us and tell us all about it using the following handles – @newtheatreroyal @victoriousfestival  @ace_national #southseasaurus


This project is supported by Arts Council England