Are you ready to step into the future and explore the ruins of the past?

Join X2-729 on a walking tour through a long-lost civilisation that had the audacity to think it was the centre of the universe. From abandoned office-blocks to traffic lights, you’ll see it all on this unforgettable adventure – and who knows, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about what not to do when building a civilisation.

The Ruins of Earth is a new theatrical experience written by AI, curated by Mancunian theatre makers and tech-enthusiasts leo&hyde.

Following on from their AI-themed Coffee Shop Musical, this sci-fi theatrical walking tour will make you laugh out loud, cry inside – and look at your doomed existence from a whole new perspective.

The Ruins of Earth is commissioned by Manchester Independents, a development scheme brought together by cultural organisations across Greater Manchester, to support and connect independent talent in the region.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 30 Sep 2023 at 2:00 PM - This event has now passed
£12 / £9.50 concession

Duration approx. 75 minutes.

This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather and wear sensible walking shoes. You will be responsible for yourself walking safely during the tour.


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