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Australian Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular


From The BBC…

Australian fans of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running sci-fi TV show, will be given the opportunity to encounter the series’ most fearsome monsters in a brand new live show announced today by BBC Worldwide.

February 4th next year will see the Plenary Hall in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre play host to Australia’s first and only performances of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, a musical celebration of the BBC television series performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The show will also mark the first time that a Doctor Who live event has been staged by BBC Worldwide outside the UK.

Inspired by the BBC Proms, the Symphonic Spectacular will see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra joined by a host of live monsters such as Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Clockwork Robots, Scarecrows and the Doctor’s latest monstrous opponents, the Silence. Conducted by Ben Foster, the Orchestra will premiere Murray Gold’s thrilling music from the last two television series.

The live music performance will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments from the recent series and specially edited sequences showcasing Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor. Special guests will also be joining the audience but fans will have to wait to find out who these will be.

Philip Murphy, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Live Events said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a live show to Australia’s legion of Doctor Who fans and especially to be premiering a new event with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.”

“Doctor Who has an appeal that crosses the generations,” said the MSO’s Managing Director Matthew VanBesien. “This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to hear a full symphony orchestra as part of a unique and exciting entertainment concept.”

Date: Saturday 4th February 2012 at 2pm and 7pm

Venue: Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia

Tickets: From AUD$ 49 to book in Australia call – 13 61 00 or visit



  • Lynn

    August 7th, 2013 - 2:51am

    Please Please Please bring the spectacular to Sydney again…….it was awesome….

  • Marg A Heath

    December 26th, 2012 - 10:49pm

    The TV presentation of this symphony spectacular was absolutely marvelous and a wonderful addition to the list of modern symphonies. Is it available on DVD yet?

  • Marg A Heath

    December 26th, 2012 - 10:48pm

    The TV presentation of this symphony was absolutely marvelous and a wonderful addition to the list of modern symphonies. Is it available on DVD yet?

  • booboo

    February 7th, 2012 - 10:10am

    i have seen few videos and it looked great, nice to hear all the Doctors getting a cheer

  • Vittorio from Port Lincoln, SA

    February 7th, 2012 - 10:04am

    I travelled more than 1000kms to enjoy the spectacular after viewing the prom specials highlighted in the box series … Money worth spending. Music wasvery emotional and inspiring, and even shed a tear when seeing old favorites like Elizabeth Sladen too. Proud to be part of Australian Dr Who history

  • raxacoricofallapatorius

    February 5th, 2012 - 12:41pm

    Now that I’ve seen it… When is it coming out on DVD?

  • davros

    February 2nd, 2012 - 3:43pm

    It would actually make my life, if this were to come to sydney. please… make my life

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