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May 14th, 2013 22 comments

Doctor Who set to illuminate Vivid Sydney, Australia

Doctor Who set to illuminate Vivid Sydney

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BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and Vivid Sydney invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who for one night only!

The grand façade of the Customs House at Circular Quay will feature a visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of the Doctor and some of his greatest enemies, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, announced today.


The spectacular celebration of Doctor Who will be staged for fans as part of Vivid Sydney, on Saturday, 1 June. The soundscape with the projections will feature music from the TV show including I am the Doctor and the iconic theme tune.

Developed, owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney is an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas. It is the biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere and will take place in Sydney from 24 May to 10 June.


Destination NSW has collaborated with BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand to ensure local fans of Doctor Who can celebrate this major Anniversary through an evening of entertainment, featuring amazing light projections and a special cinema screening of two episodes from the series.

“This collaboration sees Australian creative innovators, The Spinifex Group, working with the Doctor Who team to create projections that will deliver a worldwide unique birthday celebration for the shows legion of fans, and our own Vivid Sydney is the perfect environment for this experience,” Mr Stoner said.


Doctor Who fans will also be able to take in a special cinema screening at nearby Dendy Opera Quays, featuring two thrilling episodes from Series Seven Part 1: Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan which see the Doctor confront two of his most terrifying foes – the Daleks and the Weeping Angels – and say a heart-breaking farewell to his companions Amy and Rory Pond.

There will also be a competition allowing fans to submit a picture of themselves dressed as their favourite monster or Doctor at Vivid Sydney.


  • Alfie

    May 18th, 2013 - 6:50pm

    I Love Dr who but I want it to be more exiting and intresting like new monsters new looks that is it oh and I love your acting

    ALFIE 18th May 2013

  • dr doak

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:47am

    why cant we have something like this

    • Anonymous

      June 27th, 2013 - 5:57pm



    May 17th, 2013 - 2:39am


  • MAXP

    May 16th, 2013 - 2:55am

    Gee, people call me an ultra hardcore fan but I’d never have even picked it was the wrong Tardis. And if I had I wouldn’t care. But the light shows at Vivid are absolutely amazing & stunning with buildings like the Opera House seemingly transforming & crumbling before your eyes. So this looks set to be most definitely mind blowing and awesome.

  • Esterath

    May 15th, 2013 - 8:33pm

    Wrong TARDIS!

    • booboo

      May 15th, 2013 - 8:34pm

      no right Tardis Wrong Doctor

  • McGann is the Doctor

    May 15th, 2013 - 12:57pm


  • Anonymous

    May 15th, 2013 - 1:02am

    This is very cool. I know there are lots of fans of the show in Australia and New Zealand but its great to see the show get some high profile and mainstream exposure.

  • Anonymous

    May 14th, 2013 - 8:56pm

    Will this end up on the Internet or YouTube?

    • sydneysider

      June 1st, 2013 - 8:52am

      there’ll be lots of people there with iPads just a matter of time before it ends up on youtube… 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 14th, 2013 - 8:24pm

    Why is everyone here making a fuss about the 11th Doctor in the 10th Doctors TARDIS? Its just silly, does it even matter I mean come on it is Doctor Who isn’t it

    • booboo

      May 14th, 2013 - 8:37pm

      that’s why they are making a fuss, it just wouldn’t right if there was nothing wrong

  • Tardisn’t

    May 14th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    bottom picture – wrong TARDIS

    • booboo

      May 14th, 2013 - 8:39pm

      no you wrong, its the right Tardis but wrong Doctor


    May 14th, 2013 - 5:40pm

    Remind’s me of when BBC’s The One Show did something very similar when various things where projected on the outside of the old BBC TV Centre, and one of them was Doctor Who if I remember rightly.

  • random user

    May 14th, 2013 - 4:55pm

    are there more than just these three?

    • Benjee10

      May 14th, 2013 - 8:01pm

      These things are usually animated, I expect it’ll be quite a long moving projection 🙂

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    May 14th, 2013 - 3:43pm

    hmm. I love it but.. Matt is in David’s TARDIS!

    • Rt

      May 14th, 2013 - 11:33pm

      Tell him to get out please!

  • The Flying Shark

    May 14th, 2013 - 3:29pm

    This looks really cool! My favourite is The Vampires of Venice one.

  • CG

    May 14th, 2013 - 10:37am



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