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BBC Worldwide announces Official Doctor Who Festival

BBC Worldwide announces Official Doctor Who Festival for 2015 featuring all-star cast appearances

ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th November

Tickets on general sale from 10am on 5th JUNE 2015

BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce details of the official Doctor Who Festival, which will take place at ExCeL, London, on the 13th, 14th and 15th November 2015. The Doctor Who Festival will be attended by the current Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and series show runner Steven Moffat. The Festival will offer fans an exclusive glimpse into how the inimitable world of Doctor Who is created.

Get inside the adventure; find out how to develop the latest hide-behind-the-sofa monster and explore the series 8 & 9 Doctor Who sets and props! Fans of all ages will be able to discover the inspiration behind the Doctor’s recent adversaries, the imagination required to create whole new worlds and the ingenuity that goes into designing and making the beautiful backdrops that give Doctor Who its unique look.

Visitors will be given access to the Festival which will include an exciting array of backstage areas including theatre shows where they can come up close and personal with key talent, Interactive Workshops where you can learn the television production process as well as the ultimate Doctor Who shopping village for the collectors merchandise and photo opportunities. This Festival is a must-attend event for die-hard Doctor Who fans, with many, many more exciting announcements to come!


Peter Capaldi says, “If having the world’s favourite Time Lord back on screen every week isn’t enough for you (and it’s not for me) then The Doctor Who Festival in London is the place to be. I’ll be heading there in November to join the fun and if it’s anything like the 50th anniversary event, then prepare yourself for total Time Lord mania.”

Steven Moffat added, “I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets! This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together.”


Standard ticket: £65

Standard child ticket: £30

Standard family ticket: £165

TARDIS ticket: £110

TARDIS child ticket: £50

TARDIS family ticket: £285

THEATRE SHOWS – exclusive access to the writers and cast from the series as they talk about how to make an idea become reality on a series as big and bold as Doctor Who.

ON SET PHOTO–photo opportunities on one of the current filming sets.

WARDROBE DEPARTMENT – an exhibition of costumes and props from the series.

COSPLAYERS SHOWCASE – where fans can showcase their impressive Doctor Who-themed outfits.

THE FAN CHALLENGE! –Fans young and old can battle it out in the ultimate test of Doctor Who knowledge in order to be crowned the ultimate fan.

DRAMA SCHOOL – the techniques and secrets that the cast learn when filming Doctor Who.

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE – the ultimate fan shopping experience.

PRODUCTION VILLAGE – a chance for fans to explore a day in the life of the production team and crew.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES – an opportunity for fans to purchase an individual photograph with the current cast members appearing.

The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, floor planner and all of the above. TARDIS tickets to include the above plus brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Doctor Who goody bag! Tickets, further information and monthly newsletters are available from



  • 80sWhoFan

    June 4th, 2015 - 5:56pm

    Totally disagree that this is good value, factor in buying a programme and other bits of one off merchandise and your looking at £100 before you pay to travel etc. £40 – £50 would have been a fairer price. Typical BBC trying to milk fans of every £ they can.

  • The five doctors

    June 4th, 2015 - 5:17pm

    Thanks booboo, hopefully she’s announced

  • AdamTheUltimateWhovian

    June 4th, 2015 - 5:14pm

    “Anything like the 50th?” Does that intend that the event will be about the other Who years besides the 12th Doctors. It’s a brilliant idea but if it is “anything like the 50th?” I hope that would mean having stuff from An Unearthly Child – Time of the Doctor along with Series 8 and 9!

  • The TARDIS

    June 4th, 2015 - 5:12pm

    Also, just out of curiosity, does anyone have any idea what the TARDIS lounge is?

  • The TARDIS

    June 4th, 2015 - 5:03pm

    Looks like it will be wonderful – the 50th celebration was a fantastic event, I could have gone every day and still not felt like I’d had enough time! If it’s anything like that, I’d be very happy. Does anyone remember the price of the last one though – I seem to remember it being £45 per person, so this is a fair bit pricier!

  • The five doctors

    June 4th, 2015 - 4:25pm

    Will Jenna be there?

  • MrHaloWho

    June 4th, 2015 - 3:32pm

    It’s £18 for an adult pass to London Film and Comic Con, and this is £65 for the Doctor Who exclusive of the same thing.

  • MrHaloWho

    June 4th, 2015 - 3:29pm

    So it’s basically Doctor Who Comic Con, but with tickets twice as expensive as the other conventions.

  • castrovalva

    June 4th, 2015 - 2:27pm

    I agree with Booboo. I went to the exel 50th. It was very well run and there was load to see and do. Can’t wait to meet Capaldi:)

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2015 - 2:20pm

    I agree with Booboo. I went to the 50th exel event and there was so much to see and do. I will be going

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 4th, 2015 - 1:33pm

    Yeah, it looks like this will be fantastic, but it is rather expensive.

  • Adam Thomas

    June 4th, 2015 - 12:07pm

    This sounds great but not impressed with the ticket prices.