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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….

  • 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

    • booboo

      February 7th, 2012 - 10:10am

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

  • raxacoricofallapatorius

    February 5th, 2012 - 12:41pm

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

    • 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?

    • 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?

  • davros

    February 2nd, 2012 - 3:43pm

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

  • Anonymous

    January 29th, 2012 - 9:29am

    So glad it’s in Melbourne, can’t wait to go, got my tickets way back. Hope the actors will come as well. It would be awesome if the Cybermats could make an apperance moving their way around the ground. It really is once in-a-life time experince. So excited to go.

  • Jodi

    January 21st, 2012 - 9:18am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Sydney!!!

  • trev

    January 19th, 2012 - 1:09pm

    once in alifetime im taking my son where from cairns almost cant wait its going to full on theatrical and symphonic special effects galre and i bet the doctor will be there trev

  • Spidonkle

    January 8th, 2012 - 2:02am

    It’s my friend’s birthday on the 4th so as a treat her and I are travelling from Adelaide to see this. :3

  • jan

    January 2nd, 2012 - 9:32pm

    Why is this coming only to Melbourne?
    Give the other states a production as well

    • Golden Harpist

      January 28th, 2012 - 10:50pm

      The Symphonic Spectacular is only in Melbourne, because it is being performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

  • Darkfool

    January 2nd, 2012 - 11:45am

    My and my cuz just got some tickets. We are in Sydney but the journal will be well worth it. It was funny cause i had only just watched a bit of last 2010 prom and said to my cuz..gawd wish it would come to Aus…and here it is …wow .. yes men do cry..;)

  • Eve

    January 1st, 2012 - 7:14am

    Why is this not coming to Sydney?

  • Peta

    December 9th, 2011 - 2:04am

    I’ve watched Doctor Who at the proms on dvd and have always wanted to go…I walked down the aisle to “The Face of Boe” theme and have all the soundtracks. I think I will be so overwhelmed I may cry.

  • DrWhoFan

    October 17th, 2011 - 3:09am

    My butch and I are going!

  • Alison

    October 13th, 2011 - 4:06am

    I’m so excited about this!! Hooray for Doctor Who things in Melbourne! 🙂

    I wonder if it’ll be too hot to get my Fourth Doctor kit on… Hrm.

  • Megan

    October 12th, 2011 - 11:50am


    • Tallulah

      October 17th, 2011 - 1:42am

      me too saaaaaa excited megan <3s ollie

    • BREE

      December 19th, 2011 - 9:01am


  • mattsmithlover

    October 3rd, 2011 - 1:21pm

    i cannot wait!!! i am definatly going no matter what my parents tell me! woooooooo soo exited!!

  • Suzie

    September 28th, 2011 - 3:30am

    Its on the same night as Roger Waters’ “The Wall” in Brisbane 🙁 any chance of moving it until the following weekend LOL!!!!!

  • Anna

    September 25th, 2011 - 10:35am

    OH MY GOSH!!! Soooo exited…I wonder if it will ocme to Sydney…otherwise I am off to Melbourne!!

  • joeg1997

    September 21st, 2011 - 7:29am

    I just got my ticket in the front row!!!!!!!

    • Tallulah

      October 17th, 2011 - 1:46am

      omg same! so pumped!

  • The silence

    September 13th, 2011 - 8:35am

    OHMYGOD. Can’t Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Will we be allowed to dress up?????
    I’m going to rock up as the TARDIS 🙂

  • Sam

    September 12th, 2011 - 12:05pm

    Looks like I might be making another trip across the ditch for an awesomeness event… Fml New Zealand so close but so far.. MUST SAVE!

  • Zoe Hawkins

    September 2nd, 2011 - 1:46pm

    Good to see it coming to Australia. Hope it makes it all the way to Brisbane. 🙂

  • Tricia Carr

    September 1st, 2011 - 7:57pm

    This sounds spectacular! I only wish it was coming to Brisbane:(

  • jollieollie36

    August 30th, 2011 - 11:19am

    Whooo-Hoooo! FINALLY something like this is coming to Australia AND it’s in MY home town!!! Now to get my roster to match up to the concert date and to get some tickets!! OMG, OMG, OMG………. ok….. breathe………. breathe……

    • Megan

      October 12th, 2011 - 11:48am

      Omg i live melbourne 2 finaly somthing good for us melbourne fans (and australia) i wonder who the special guests are!!!

  • Finn

    August 29th, 2011 - 10:21pm

    Fantaaantastic I cannot wait!

  • The Master

    August 29th, 2011 - 10:07pm

    will it come to brisbane?

  • doctorwhoforever

    August 29th, 2011 - 1:43pm

    will it come to britain?

    • booboo

      August 29th, 2011 - 1:46pm

      this is like the proms so we may get one next year (i hope so it was brilliant)


    August 29th, 2011 - 1:36pm

    looks like the australians have something to look foward to! like an australian version of the doctor who proms! first comment!


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