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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



  • mumofwhovian

    August 5th, 2013 - 12:06am

    A light show that was all of 3 minutes, run 3 times, not quite the same!

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    July 27th, 2013 - 7:55pm

    I was going to go as The Master from Series 3 but am not sure yet.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    July 27th, 2013 - 7:51pm

    It would be pretty easy to make just remove the cravat on The Eighth Doctor Figure’s body remove his coat and replace it with The Ninth Doctor Figure’s leather jacket. then it would just be the case of remoulding the place where the cravat’s meant to go, repaint the waistcoat where his fob watch is burgundy and the arms to match his leather jacket and his legs. Finally all CO would have to do is make a head sculpt ressembling John Hurt.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    July 27th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    Know this has nothing to do with this and is related to Merchandise but who here thinks it would be great if Character Options would make a 5 inch John Hurt Doctor Figure Exclusive to those attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration weekend in November? Like a SDCC Exclusive but easier to get hold off

  • Jucy-Lane

    July 18th, 2013 - 7:34pm

    Can not believe how many people on ebay claim to have accidentally bought too many tickets and are selling them for 100s on ebay. Shame on you, this is supposed to be an amazing day for fans not a way to make money!!!
    BBC should have banned resale and offerred to take back unwanted tickets to sell to families and fans!!!

  • nick r

    July 11th, 2013 - 3:02pm

    just go to e bay uk and type in doctor who tickets now one stands at £300

  • Rosalynd

    July 11th, 2013 - 11:12am

    I wanted tobe home on the 23rd to for the episode, but my code didn’t work and by the time I finally got on all the TARDIS VIP tickets were gone 🙁

  • Rosalynd

    July 11th, 2013 - 11:11am

    I heard they were asking for ID, can’t you try using someones ID that is younger than you but you look similar?

  • Rosalynd

    July 11th, 2013 - 11:10am

    I was thinking about going as Clara but I don’t know yet cause my friend who I was meant to be going with just cancelled.. I might have to go with my mum now cause it’s in London and I’m in Glasgow

  • drjakeyoung

    July 10th, 2013 - 7:21pm

    can you link please?

  • nick r

    July 10th, 2013 - 6:39pm

    tickets at sky high prices on e bay £150 to £200 per ticket as usal the non doctor who fans have got there hands on them to rip off us true fans I could not get a ticket s bah.

  • RYCBAR123

    July 10th, 2013 - 1:22pm

    That’d be cool! Unfortunately, there aren’t that many people that I /can/ cosplay as, unless I do a female Doctor… :3

  • Matt Smithy

    July 10th, 2013 - 7:21am

    I got my tickets at 12, 3 hours after the code let us in but I suppose that is only an hour after standard entry…

  • Matt Smithy

    July 10th, 2013 - 7:18am

    I WOULD do a series 7B Doctor, but unfortunately Don’t have the right clothes. Instead, to represent the hole 50 years rather than just smith, I’m going in my fez, Tom baker scarf and maybe a walking stick or something. I’m making my own psychic paper to put my tickets in so I can just hold it up whenever I want 😀 I might make a spare with that Doctors library card from vampires in Venice as well!

  • jack

    July 10th, 2013 - 2:55am

    the doctor he has a good team on his hands


    July 9th, 2013 - 10:29pm

    sold out… oh well. silly they released them at 11 tho, I was at skl, mum was at work.
    woops, txt speak.

  • RYCBAR123

    July 9th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. Don’t really have any ideas about who to be. :3

  • Cybermen

    July 9th, 2013 - 4:36pm

    The doctor for me too!


    July 9th, 2013 - 3:17pm

    I AM! Series 7 part 2 Doctor for me!

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    July 9th, 2013 - 11:29am

    No but me and my mate have booked online to have a photo with Matt Smith!!!

  • RYCBAR123

    July 9th, 2013 - 11:02am

    I think it’s also to do with the capacity of the ExCeL 🙂

  • mr_stereomaster

    July 9th, 2013 - 8:52am

    I’m totally agree with you drjakeyoung. I’m a huge fan from Italy (from 80s). It’s a shame. BBC has totally underestimated this important event.. Tickets sold out probably just in 1 hour!? what is this? a private party? come on..

  • RYCBAR123

    July 9th, 2013 - 8:17am

    Man, that’s ages! I wonder how my mum got them w/out priority before you?

  • Matt Smithy

    July 9th, 2013 - 7:34am

    I got them about 12…AND I had priority! That means it took 3 HOURS with priority, let alone standard entry!

  • RYCBAR123

    July 9th, 2013 - 7:01am

    I’m not sure yet, who are you thinking of going as?

  • Cybermen

    July 8th, 2013 - 11:26pm

    Who is cosplaying?

  • Anonymous

    July 8th, 2013 - 11:23pm

    But I did want to meet matt 🙁

  • Anonymous

    July 8th, 2013 - 11:15pm

    Yay tickets for Friday!!!

  • Anonymous

    July 8th, 2013 - 9:19pm

    Thank you I’m gonna need it aha

  • RYCBAR123

    July 8th, 2013 - 9:10pm

    6-16 I think 🙂