Strap on your safety goggles because, this summer, we’re hosting the Isle of Wight’s most EXPLOSIVE outdoor show!

More mischievous than ever before, Brainiac Live! will burst into our Woodland Amphitheatre twice daily on selected dates from 29th July – 28th August

Taking you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful, you can watch from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science. This live science show will see exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves, live daredevil stunts and all the experiments you’re not allowed to do at home! You won’t want to miss this!

“Excellent… Science Museum meets Top Gear”
– The Guardian


“Shows to beat school holiday boredom”

– The Telegraph 

Seats within our Woodland Amphitheatre are limited. Shows will take place at 4:30pm & 7:30pm on selected dates and all guests are strongly advised to reserve their seats to guarantee entry to their preferred show date and time. 

Brainiac Show Dates:

29th, 30th & 31st July. 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th & 28th August.

Tickets available now!

Book your standard park tickets to visit Robin Hill, then add seat reservation to your order to guarantee entry to your chosen Brainiac Live! show…

Frequent Visitor Pass holder? As always, entry to the park is included free with your pass – until COVID restrictions are fully lifted, you’ll still need book your visits as normal. If you’d like to watch a Brainiac Live show, you’ll also need to reserve a seat to guarantee entry to your chosen show! You can do this via the standard booking process, on the ‘Shows’ tab. 

  1. Standard park entry and ticket T&Cs apply.
  2. All customers wanting to visit Robin Hill and watch one of the Brainiac Live shows, must have a valid ticket, specifically for a show date (29th, 30th & 31st July. 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th & 28th August) or a valid Frequent Visitor Pass booking. PLUS a valid seat reservation. A seat reservation fee of £3.50 applies.
  3. Tickets should be purchased in advance online where possible and seat reservation is strongly recommended in order to guarantee entry to your chosen show. We strongly advise that all guests wishing to experience a Brainiac Live show, book their ticket specifically in advance online to guarantee entry.
  4. Return visits as part of the complimentary 7-day return policy are valid for the duration of the summer (24th July – 30th August). If guests would like to watch a Brainiac Live show on one of their return visit dates, we recommend reserving Amphitheatre seats in advance online to guarantee entry.  
  5. Programmed entertainment may be postponed or cancelled. All entertainment may be cancelled, postponed or amended at short notice. Robin Hill reserves the right to amend details as it sees fit, at any time. This may be as a result of unfavourable conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.
  6. Robin Hill is an open air venue, and both the Amphitheatre and stage are completely uncovered. Guests therefore accept that weather, temperature and light conditions, which are out of the park’s control, are an integral part of the experience and may impact on their visit.
  7. While we will make every effort to complete each show, we reserve the right to stop and start the event/show as necessary.
  8. The event will only ever be cancelled or abandoned in the event of bad weather, where such weather is deemed by the management to pose a health and safety risk for visitors/staff/performers.
  9. Park tickets and seat reservation fee refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment of a show as a result of poor weather conditions. In the event that a show is cancelled as a result of poor weather, guests will be offered the opportunity to exchange for an alternative date/time show, subject to availability. Guests will be contacted directly via email in this instance.
  10. Exchanges to a particular show on a particular date and time will be subject to the availability. This will be assessed at the point when we are processing the request for an exchange.
  11. Access will only be granted into the Woodland Amphitheatre to those who have a valid park ticket and seat reservation.
  12. To ensure comfort for all guests and due to the length of the show, we recommend all guests reserve seats for their full group, however, under 4’s will be permitted to sit on their parent/guardian’s lap if necessary.
  13. Buggies are not permitted within the Amphitheatre and should be left in the designated buggy parks at the owners risk.
  14. Customers should not obstruct the aisles/stairways or enter the performance areas at any point, unless authorised to do so.
  15. Those who have booked accessibility seating should use the main entrance/exit from the path opposite Squirrels Cafe. For more information, please refer to our accessibility guide. For guests with wheelchairs, a designated wheelchair space should be reserved.
  16. Frequent Visitor Pass holders will be required to reserve seats in advance to view any Brainiac Live shows. The seat reservation fee of £3.50 per person applies. Park visits do not need to be booked by FVP holders for visits past 21st
  17. Walk-ups will not be able to access the show without a seat reservation. Seat reservations are available to purchase up to 1 hour before the show start time online and from the main entrance, subject to availability. We are expecting these shows to be very popular, so booking in advance is strongly advised.
  18. Guests must arrive prior to the start time of the show. Any late guests may be refused entry.
  19. Please be aware, this show contains loud noises, special effects, flashing lights, live pyrotechnics and explosives. It may not be suitable for guests with pre-existing conditions such as photosensitive epilepsy or those of a sensitive disposition.

We hope that all our Frequent Visitor Pass holders will join us to experience Brainiac Live this summer. Entry to the park throughout the summer (24th July – 30th August) is, of course, included as part of your FVP and a park visit. Whilst COVID-safe policies are still in place, FVPs are advised to continue booking their visits online in advance. If FVP holders wish to guarantee entry to their chosen Brainiac Live show, Amphitheatre seat reservations will need to be made in advance online. A seat reservation fee of £3.50 per person applies. 

In the event of unsuitable weather, Robin Hill reserves the right to cancel or postpone any shows, to ensure the safety of all guests/staff/performers.

Please note: as per our standard Terms & Conditions, all tickets are non-refundable and no refunds will be given as a result of a Brainiac Live show not taking place due to unsuitable weather conditions. 

In the event that a show is cancelled as a result of poor weather, guests will be offered the opportunity to exchange for an alternative date/time show, subject to availability. Guests will be contacted directly via email in this instance.

Absolutely! Hosted within our Woodland Amphitheatre, there is wheelchair specific seating available, with accessible guest seating alongside these spaces. If you require wheelchair or accessible seating, please select these options in ‘Block C’ of the Woodland Amphitheatre when booking. The standard seat reservation fee of £3.50 per person applies.

If you have any further queries, please contact a member of our team. 

You can find more specific accessibility information here.

All Robin Hill standard entry tickets are provided inclusive of up to 7 days’ free turns with our compliments. Standard 7-day return visit T&Cs apply. Brainiac Live! shows are not included free within a return visit. If you wish to watch a show on a return visit, we strongly advise reserving our seats online in advance to guarantee entry.

Yes! Simply head to the ‘Buy Tickets’ section of the site, select the date of your already booked visit and skip past the ‘Tickets’ section. On the ‘Shows’ section, choose your preferred show time, select your tickets and complete your purchase.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with SurveyMonkey or Facebook. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless SurveyMonkey and Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

To enter the prize draw to win a Brainiac LIVE merchandise bundle, simply comment on the original Facebook or Instagram post with your answer to the question. Entries close at midday on Thursday 19th August. Entries received after this time will not be counted. Robin Hill will select a correct answer at random. The winner will be contacted on in due course, and told how to collect their prize. 

Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.

1. To enter a competition or prize draw you must be a UK resident, over the age of 18 years old at the time of entry.

2. Entrants must have answered the competition question in order to be counted for the prize draw.  

3. Competitions are not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Vectis Ventures Ltd or …With A Difference.

4. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received for any reason.

5. The closing date is as specified either in the survey, or above, and Vectis Ventures Ltd reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

6. If you win a the prize draw, you will be contacted directly via the email addressed used to enter. If we cannot contact you, or you do not respond within 24 hours, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another entrant.

7. The prize cannot be transferred to another person.

8. No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash, tickets or services.

9. If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize.

10. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.

11. Please read our Privacy Policy which tells you how we use any personal information we may collect about you by entering a competition.

12. Vectis Ventures Ltd reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. We may also create rules which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.