TUBBY THE ROBOT is out of this world: a spectacular walking, talking character with a heart of pure aluminium! When you meet Tubby, you’ll see why thousands of people can’t get enough of this lovable, shiny android.

Melbourne - tours nationally and internationally, VIC, Australia

TUBBY THE ROBOT is charming and interactive: a gleaming retro-futuristic robot who’s programmed to delight. This world-class act combines groundbreaking costuming with disciplined physical performance and unforgettable characterisation.


Tubby’s on his way to the future… Hmmm, is this the right way? Surely one of these humans must know… When Tubby finds a human who can help, a delightful exchange begins. It’s absurd, it’s funny, and everyone has a chuckle. Sooner or later he’s on his way again. More people, more adventures! “SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE!”

Tubby’s performances excite the imagination and encourage participation, making a chance encounter with Tubby the Robot is a truly unique experience that your audience will not forget. If you’re after quality entertainment that works for all ages, book Tubby the Robot today.


• Roving Entertainment (see details of roving options below)
• Stage works
• Corporate events
• Novelty MC
• Site-specific works, installations and activities
• Street parades
• Promotions
• Meet and greet
• Robot-in-Residence (an innovative residency concept)


Tubby the Robot is available in a range of roving options to suit different types of events and audiences. We can tailor the performance to your event or theme. Each show is actively managed by a chaperone to ensure public safety, and the performer is fully insured. See the media gallery for images from previous performances.

Tubby the Robot - Solo
Visually spectacular and delightfully intimate at once, the original Tubby the Robot attracts loads of attention wherever he goes. The way Tubby talks and interacts with the audience really sets him apart from other character acts. This option is great for mid-sized sites or localised events such as launches, promotions and novelty stage presentations.

Tubby & L’il Tub (Baby in Pram)
Tubby’s out for a walk with his baby, “L’il Tub”, who rides in a restored 1960’s nanny’s pram. The pair had better find a Robot Recharging Centre before L’il Tub goes flat! This option includes a discrete puppeteer who controls L’il Tub’s movements and sounds. Great for kids and family events.

Tubby goes Shopping
Tubby is on a shopping mission, on the look out for a bargain: a special price on some mixed nuts (and bolts) or a shiny new toaster for breakfast, “yummm...”. Perfect for shopping centres, this option can be themed for promotions, Christmas and other seasonal events.

Tubby on board his Electro-Scooter
Huge impact! Tubby’s twice the size on board his Electro-Scooter and has a massive range suitable for the largest venues. His mission: “To boldly go where no robot has gone before...” The Electro-Scooter works indoors and outdoors on grass and paved surfaces. Tubby hops on and off regularly to meet the audience.

Tubby & Flapper the Fish
Flapper is a groundbreaking animatronic puppet - waterproof, wireless and very friendly. Tubby takes his pet fish “Flapper” for a walk. Tricky, coz fish don’t have legs! So Flapper travels in a water-filled fish-mongers trolley. Tubby pulls him out regularly, flapping and splashing, so that everyone can meet him and give him a pat. Available ‘dry’ for indoors or ‘wet’ for outdoors or paved areas.

Tubby has been a featured performer at hundreds of events in Australia and overseas since 1998. Previous clients include:

Make-a-Wish Australia, Medibank International Sydney Tennis Tournament, Coles, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Holden, Scienceworks, Umeda Entertainment Festival (Osaka), Westfield, National Sports Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Baxter Healthcare, Natimuk Frinj Festival, Fun4Kids, Out Of The Box, EKKA, Royal Institute of Australia, Bendigo Bank, Roppongi Hills (Tokyo), Western Star Trucks, Octagon, B Braun, Castlemaine State Festival, Gold Coast Show, Toowoomba Show, Jupiter’s Casino, Canal City (Fukuoka Japan), QLD Museum and Science Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane River Festival, Queensland Multicultural Festival, Royal Pines Resort, Woodford Folk Festival, Sheraton Hotel, Queensland Government Premier’s Department


“Just wanted to thank you once again for your performances over the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Tubby the Robot was a huge hit amongst young and old! I myself couldn’t take my eyes off him, it was truly spectacular.”

Haley Shimmin, Event Coordinator, MIFGS

“Tubby the Robot came along to our client movie days in both Melbourne and Sydney. Ericsson’s client movie days are an important part of our annual events calendar as they allow us to interact and entertain our clients and their families in a fun and relaxed environment.

Tubby the Robot proved to be a big hit with not only the children but the parents as well. We received many positive comments from our clients on Tubby the Robot, in particular the way he cleverly interacted with the crowd. Thanks for adding such a fun element to our event!”

Lara Watts, Event Manager, Octagon Australia

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