Citizens of Earth! Be prepared for an invasion of galactic proportions! The Transformers are landing this March!

For the first time ever on the African continent, Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition will touch down to wow and excite fans of the globally popular movie, tv series, comic book and toy-line franchise. 

Meet Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Star scream and many other bots in the fleshh, or rather metal. The exhibition will be massive and impressive in size, featuring animatronic Transformers, sculptures scaled between 2m and 11m, and another statues varying in size – all made from re-used car parts, metal and other repurposed materials.

The exhibitions scale is itself worthy of the Transformers themselves. A minimum of 2,500sqm of floor space is needed over a 20-day build-up to bring the sculptures and statues to life, displayed against the scenery of the legendary planet, Cybertron, all brought to life through eye-popping performance technology.

In addition, an arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters will be showcased. Fans young and old can immerse themselves in the incredible universe of these otherworldly creations, from their origins in comic books to the television series and blockbuster movies that have garnered billions of dollars in revenue.

Autobots and Decepticons will also feature prominently, accompanied by the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base. Kids (and those young at heart) will get to enjoy a dedicated kidsactivation zone, where they can build their own Transformers using waste materials.

Following the sold out South American tour Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition is currently travelling to South Africa in 7 shipping containers. After a 90 day transit from port to port Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition will be in South Africa for 11 months, exhibiting in three cities, Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town.

Keep an eye out for the school competition! Pick ‘n Pay School Club in association with Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition wants to see schools recycling. The school class with the best recycling campaign will win tickets to see Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition. 

Tickets are sold per one-hour timeslots. You can spend as much time as you like at the exhibition, but an average visit will take about two hours.

 Exhibition dates and venues


Emperors Palace The Big Red Shed

3 March 2017 – 28 May 2017

Visiting Hours: 10am to 7pm


Centurion Mall 

10 June 2017 – 15 October 2017 

Cape Town

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World

10 November 2017 – 21 January 2018

Tickets are on sale for all shows at search Transformers Animatronics”.

Ticket prices

Adults R155

Children (4-17): R100 

Pensioners: R100 

Students: R100

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children): R440 

Children under 5: free

Box Office Tickets available at on site box offices

Schools: Special school packages are available in all cities Contact:

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