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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



  • The TARDIS

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:31pm

    Oh good 🙂 We’re planning on going, just waiting for Monday to roll around. I’m presuming it will be in 3D as well?

  • booboo

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:28pm

    i would think so

  • The TARDIS

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:25pm

    Booboo, do you think they’ll be showing the anniversary episode on the 23rd?

  • The TARDIS

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:54pm

    We went to the convention last year, and I think that my mum signed up to some newsletter thing which got us on.

  • drjakeyoung

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:28pm

    How the hell do you get on that list??!!

  • HMR6

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:27pm

    forgive the possible idiotic question – but if you buy a ticket for Friday.. is it not possible to spend Sat and Sun going around the convention etc?

  • the mr master

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:23pm

    How do you get onto that list

  • The TARDIS

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    If you sign up to the priority list, you get any emails with details sent to you. We also get to start booking on Monday at 9:00 rather than 11:00.

  • Peter

    July 4th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    Would love to go but I live in California it will be too expensive to go. I was born in England and grew up watching Dr. Who with my family.

  • dalek eternal

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:32pm

    I had the priority email for this earlier but my mum wont let me go cause its exspensive

  • drjakeyoung

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:24pm

    This is awesome! Me and my family are going VIP on the Saturday, with all the photographs and autographs accessory’s!

  • DoctorArkham

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:23pm

    I want to go 🙁

  • drjakeyoung

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:23pm

    Whats the priority list?

  • Anonymous

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:22pm

    Like Dr who but couldn’t possibly afford to go which is a shame


    July 4th, 2013 - 6:08pm

    I can t go it s £45 I really wanted to go

  • The TARDIS

    July 4th, 2013 - 5:28pm

    We’re on the priority list or whatever it’s called… really hoping we can go!


    July 4th, 2013 - 5:17pm

    Sadly, I won’t be going. If it was £10 to £20, no problem, but at £45 ? forget it, people are not made of money, and considering money is very tight for a lot of families cos of job losses and all that, I doubt many families will fork out £104 for this.

    And there I was looking so damn forward to this in November, but at that price, forget it.

    Sure would have been great fun to be there celebration the series we all now and love that is the one and only DOCTOR WHO !!!!!! 😀

  • Clanger

    July 4th, 2013 - 4:57pm

    Does anyone know if they have organised it well enough so that the photo shoots, auto signings and the theatre panel shows do not clash with each other? I’ll be very annoyed if my photo shoot time clashes with any of the shows :/

  • Anonymous

    July 4th, 2013 - 4:37pm

    Who’d pay money for that though?eurgh

  • booboo

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    when booking is live i assume

  • drjakeyoung

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:44pm

    booboo, how do you pre book autographs and pictures? It says you need to pre book them, but where?

  • booboo

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:42pm

    use the links given on the page

  • dalek 105

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:41pm

    how do you get tickets

  • drjakeyoung

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:28pm

    I am ordering a family VIP TARDIS ticket on Monday!

  • booboo

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:08pm

    Standard tickets are priced at £45 for adults and £20 for kids


    July 4th, 2013 - 3:06pm

    Usual entry at Excel whenever they have the London MCM Expo every May and October each year is £10, so I hope it be will £10 entry or slightly over £10.

  • Vicki Summers

    July 4th, 2013 - 3:04pm

    I would love to go but liveing in the states makes it difficult.i hope everyone that gets to go has a blast

  • Nel Skellington

    July 4th, 2013 - 2:56pm


  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 4th, 2013 - 1:57pm

    I wish I could go. I live in the States. 🙁

  • Anonymous

    July 4th, 2013 - 1:37pm