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November 3rd, 2015 11 comments

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Jenna Coleman confirmed for the Festival

Tickets on general sale from

BBC Worldwide are thrilled to announce that Jenna Coleman is now confirmed as attending both Saturday and Sunday of this year’s official Doctor Who Festival. This will be the last chance fans will see Jenna in the official Doctor Who universe before her exit as the much loved Clara Oswald.

Doctor Who Festival is the only official event this year to include appearances from Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver as well as Executive Producer Steven Moffat. An event for fans of all ages, the Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to get the inside track from the cast and crew of Doctor Who in this extravaganza of immersive and interactive opportunities.

We are also pleased to announce that Mark Gatiss will be joining the Festival for all three days, as well as joining the team from Millennium FX each day in its theatre show, revealing to guests how they create and build many of the monsters on Doctor Who. Mark and the team will take an in depth look at the new monsters that appeared on the screens for Series 9.

As well as Mark Gatiss and MFX, theatre shows will also include Meet The Cast and Meet The Writers panels, featuring all seven Series 9 writers over the three days.

The daily Meet The Cast panel will see Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver discuss their experiences behind the scenes on the set of Doctor Who.

The minds behind Doctor Who will be quizzed in the Writer’s Panel; Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard, Toby Whithouse, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson will talk through the development and design of some of the show’s favourite characters and compelling storylines over the three days.

Special Effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX reveal what happens on a typical day’s filming and wow fans with their impressive live show.

Fans of the show can also enter the Doctor Who Festival Cosplay Showcase and be put to the test in the Fan Challenge.

Photo opportunities with Jenna Coleman are now on sale. There are also photos with Ingrid Oliver, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss, Danny Hargreaves and Nick Briggs still available for purchase via the website. Photos opportunities with Peter Capaldi are now sold out.

Visitors will experience what it’s really like to be on the Doctor Who set in front of and behind the camera in the Drama School and Production Village featuring Big Finish, Nick Briggs and Douglas MacKinnon, giving ticket holders the opportunity to learn voice acting from the voice of the Dalek himself and discover how to act with CGI.

Two of the iconic sets from Series 9 will be on open display to all ticket holders, and the set of Clara’s Living Room will be available to ticket holders for photo opportunities.

The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, show planner and access to all the activity in the Festival Hall. TARDIS tickets also include the brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Limited Edition Doctor Who Festival 2015 T-shirt. Tickets, further information and monthly newsletters are available from

Doctor Who Festival will also be coming to Australia a week after on 21st-22nd November 2015. Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will also be attending the Australian event.



  • Mark

    November 15th, 2015 - 8:33pm

    The Festival was brilliant but I wish I’d seen this information before booking photos. I wouldn’t call Clara’s lounge an “iconic set” and was disappointed at spending £10 on it.
    However, Ingrid Oliver and Nick Briggs were amazing 🙂

  • 76 Totter’s Lane

    November 8th, 2015 - 2:52pm

    It’s just a photo opportunity. They aren’t doing autographs at this event.

  • Olga

    November 8th, 2015 - 2:45pm

    The same here… I’d spend my monthly salary to buy a ticket, get there, and stay in the cheapest hotel.

  • Your Master

    November 8th, 2015 - 1:36pm

    Yeah, I’m in the same boat, too far away for me 🙁

  • Simon

    November 8th, 2015 - 9:02am

    Thanks Doctor Who One will try that.


    November 8th, 2015 - 7:07am

    Best to ask any of the organizer’s or anyone who appears to be a member of staff who can answer your question at the event itself 🙂

  • Simon

    November 7th, 2015 - 10:38pm

    Can anybody help. I’ve got tickets to this and photo opp with Peter Capaldi. Does this include autograph or just a photo? The official website doesn’t make it clear.

  • Olga

    November 3rd, 2015 - 8:13pm

    I wish I could be there. I’ve been reading about this festival for months now and it sounds amazing. This word is not appropriate, I should say – mindblowing. All these amusements, seeing the cast etc. It makes me so sad but there’s nothing I can do about it. Have fun everyone who’s going!

  • Nobody in Particular

    November 3rd, 2015 - 5:50pm

    So this could be the last ever opportunity to see Peter and Jenna together in person! So glad I got tickets now!

  • The super whovian

    November 3rd, 2015 - 5:36pm

    This festival is going to be awesome but it will also be a bit sad now as well


    November 3rd, 2015 - 3:13pm

    Nice way for Jenna to bow out of the Doctor Who universe before moving on to the new ‘Victoria’ ITV series, even thou I do believe she is currently filming that new show since a picture of her emerged recently as the young Queen Victoria she is to play.

    Good luck in your future TV and film appearances Jenna 🙂

    Run you clever girl, and remember the fun you’ve had on Doctor Who these last few years 😀

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