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July 8th, 2013 159 comments

Official Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Tickets on Sale


Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who


Your Ticket to A Lifetime of Adventure

Relive 50 years of adventures in space and time with the ultimate celebration of Doctor Who. The greatest show in the galaxy comes to London’s ExCeL for three days from 22 November!

Stunts, explosions, monsters – all are involved in this, the most exciting celebration a Time Lord and his companion could have. Even if you’ve got 13 lives, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Doctor Who fans young and old.

Tickets to the official Doctor Who 50th Celebration will go on general sale next Monday (8th July) at 11am BST.

We’re thrilled to announce that current Doctor – Matt Smith – will attend the official Doctor Who 50th Celebration event this November.


The Eleventh Hour panel

Put your questions to the current cast and crew of Doctor Who (including Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith) in these special panels. Geronimo!
Find out more

Regenerations panel

Join us for a Q&A session with special guests Tom Baker*, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. More cast to be announced soon! (*Please note that Tom Baker will only be appearing on Saturday 23rd November).

Meet the Cast

Get autographs from your favourite Doctor Who stars or have your photo taken with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.
Find out more

Special Effects Show

Prepare to be blown away with incredible effects devised by Doctor Who Special FX supervisor, Danny Hargreaves.


Learn all about intergalactic stunts in our Stunt School.

Walk Like A Monster-Prepare to be upgraded!

Have fun with Doctor Who Adventures magazine.

Press release…

On November 23rd, 2013, Doctor Who fans around the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running sci-fi series. We are delighted to announce that current Doctor – Matt Smith – will attend the only official 50th anniversary Celebration at ExCeL, London alongside special guests confirmed so far: Tom Baker*, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy who have also played the iconic role of the Doctor. The event on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th November is a must for the whole family to celebrate their love of all things Doctor Who, with an exciting range of activities to suit all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements of high profile guests in the coming weeks.

Matt Smith says, “The event this year will be an extra special occasion for me, I’m truly looking forward to a huge celebration with the fans in the lead up to the 50th anniversary episode.”

Ticket holders to this once-in-a-lifetime event will have access to a whole range of activities including:

Guaranteed seats to two theatre panel shows featuring star guests from 50 years of Doctor Who.

Guaranteed seats in a spectacular special effects show hosted by Doctor Who’s special effects guru Danny Hargreaves.

Activities in the main halls including: stunt workshops with Doctor Who stunt co-ordinator Crispin Layfield and stunt double Gordon Seed, audio and visual effect workshops, on-stage panels with cast members, walk-like-a-monster master-classes with Doctor Who’s official monster choreographer Ailsa Burke, quizzes and games for fans young and old and plenty more to ensure the whole family have an amazing day out celebrating Doctor Who.

All of the above will be available to guests who purchase a standard ticket to the event. Tickets go on general sale at 11am on Monday 8th July 2013 from Standard tickets are priced at £45 for adults and £20 for kids, while a family ticket will cost £104** (two adults and two children***). Tickets cover entry to the Celebration for one day.

There is also an option to purchase a limited edition TARDIS ticket. This ticket guarantees front row seats to the theatre shows, a private lounge for use all day, drinks and light refreshments and a special goodie bag with exclusive merchandise which can be collected on the day guests attend. TARDIS tickets are priced at £95.50 for adults, £44.25 for children and £218 for a family****.

To ensure every visitor gets access to the best experience, when buying tickets online they will have the option to choose one of two streams – Ice Warrior or Weeping Angel – which will reserve each guest a seat for that day’s shows in the theatre.

Visitors to the Celebration will also have the opportunity to visit signature and photo booths where they can meet their heroes from 50 years of Doctor Who (photos with Matt Smith should be booked in advance via the website). These opportunities will be available at a fee and subject to availability.

In addition to the Celebration, further activity is being planned for the Saturday evening and will be announced soon.

For more information on the Celebration and a Plan Your Day guide, visit To hear who else will be making the journey to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion at ExCeL in November subscribe to the newsletter and follow us on twitter at

*Tom Baker is only able to attend the Doctor Who Celebration on Saturday 23rd November

**Prices shown for standard tickets exclude booking fee

***Children under five can attend for free, but must be able to sit on a parents lap during the theatre shows as seats are pre-allocated

****Prices shown for TARDIS tickets include booking fee


  • Anonymous

    October 15th, 2013 - 3:59pm

    I found this news article

    Celebration news! Due to popular demand, we have a limited number of extra tickets available to the official #DoctorWho 50th Celebration at ExCeL London on 22, 23 and 24 November.

    To be in with a chance of getting your hands on some, head over to the CrowdSurge website and enter your details via our ballot

    All entries must be received by 10am BST on 30 September to be eligible

  • Bernard Farrell

    October 5th, 2013 - 9:08pm

    Desperate for 1 ticket for Sun 24th, Ice Warrior. Will pay reasonable price………….son prepared to kill me if I don’t get a ticket! Help!!!!

  • Fiona

    October 5th, 2013 - 4:59pm

    Frida, do you still have the adult ticket for Sat 23rd?
    I have found that I have 2 kids tickets that need and adult!

  • Mary

    September 29th, 2013 - 9:13pm

    Hello everyone! I couldn’t buy a ticket, so.. Maybe somebody have a unnecessary one tardis ticket? I’ll pay one by reasonable price..

    Thank you,

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2013 - 7:01am

    I found this news article

    Celebration news! Due to popular demand, we have a limited number of extra tickets available to the official #DoctorWho 50th Celebration at ExCeL London on 22, 23 and 24 November.

    To be in with a chance of getting your hands on some, head over to the CrowdSurge website and enter your details via our ballot:

    All entries must be received by 10am BST on 30 September to be eligible.

  • Kevin

    September 25th, 2013 - 9:30pm

    Hi I am looking for n adult ticket for Saturday ticket 23rd November- if you can please help out, I would appreciate this. Will pay extra/ reasonable price, but not over the odds. Thanks

  • VG

    September 24th, 2013 - 11:40pm

    Been trying since the day to get tickets from anyone, just one, and nothing… I can’t believe that the ticket’s would be sold out due to capacity, not when you look at events like the MCM Comic Con, must be due to the events they’re running like the workshops….
    Tickets should be offered for people who just want to go, not necessarily for the workshops etc. but just to be there for it!

    Anyway, if anyone by some unfortunate miracle has a ticket they can’t use any more then let me know.

    • Frida

      September 29th, 2013 - 4:48pm

      I got one adult tardis ticket that I wont be using on the 24th november. The ticket is a ice warrior entery group (9am). If you are interested you can get it for £100.
      I was planning on using it myself, but I needed two, unfortunately was only able to get hold of one.
      Hope this can help.

    • VG

      October 1st, 2013 - 6:50pm

      Thank you for the offer Frida, but I entered the public ballot and I got what I needed (lucky!) and while a tardis ticket is ridiculously tempting, I better stick with my friends.
      I’m sure you will find someone to sell on to easily enough as you are being very fair and reasonable, unlike some!

    • Fiona

      October 5th, 2013 - 5:00pm

      Hi, do you still have the ticket for 23rd nov?

  • joseph marney

    September 20th, 2013 - 7:27pm

    i love doctor who and i would love some tickets could u please let me kno if u have any more

  • Joe Martin

    September 15th, 2013 - 6:51pm

    I have been looking all over the Internet looking for doctor who events to go to and now I find this 50th anniversary event that I didn’t know of but then I found all the tickets had sold out. If you have any tickets available (preferably 4) I would love it if me and my family could go to this cool looking doctor who event. Thank you.

  • Tomandli

    September 14th, 2013 - 5:17pm

    I am looking for family tickets 2 adults and 2 children any day

  • Lisa Trenoweth

    September 11th, 2013 - 6:37pm

    Hi looking for a family ticket ideally. But one adult and 2 children would be good too.

    Many thanks,


  • mpakkan

    September 11th, 2013 - 4:24pm

    I am desperately looking for two tickets. I had promised my daughter a chance to meet Matt Smith but could not get any tickets. Please let me know if you have any tickets to sell.

    • Joey

      October 1st, 2013 - 1:58pm

      I’ve 2 spare tickets for the anniversary on 22November! Is there any way I can contact you about it?

    • booboo

      October 1st, 2013 - 1:59pm

      there is no way of contacting people through this site

  • Mary

    September 3rd, 2013 - 2:54pm

    Still hopeful of family tickets for any day. Unable to purchase on the days of sale due to drunk-driver hitting telegraph poles and taking entire village off-line – it took BT 2 days to fix! Will pay reasonable price, but not interested in being over-charged.

    • Mike

      September 27th, 2013 - 3:03am

      Mary, are you still looking for tickets?

    • Mary

      September 30th, 2013 - 7:41pm

      Mike – yes I am!

    • Mary

      September 30th, 2013 - 7:44pm

      Mike – how would I contact you?

    • booboo

      September 30th, 2013 - 7:49pm

      this is an open site, there is no way of contacting people safely through it

    • Mary

      September 30th, 2013 - 8:07pm

      Thanks booboo, I thought that might be the case.