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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



  • Mary

    September 30th, 2013 - 7:44pm

    Mike – how would I contact you?

  • Mary

    September 30th, 2013 - 7:41pm

    Mike – yes I am!

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mike

    September 27th, 2013 - 3:03am

    Mary, are you still looking for tickets?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Julie

    September 9th, 2013 - 1:21pm

    Hi – looking for either 1 Adult or a Family Ticket for Sat only (weeping angels group) – my daughter has been brought a Tardis ticket but unless I can get another ticket she will be unable to go. Can anyone help?

  • RYCBAR123

    September 5th, 2013 - 8:08pm

    I’m going on Friday, Ice Warrior.

  • Judooning

    September 5th, 2013 - 2:09pm

    Saturday – Weeping Angel group.

  • RYCBAR123

    September 3rd, 2013 - 8:36pm

    I’m going as a Weeping Angel! My mum and I are making the costume ourselves, she’s sewing the dress and I’m making the mask. What day are you going? 🙂

  • 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.

  • Andrew

    September 3rd, 2013 - 12:15am

    Looking for either single adult or family ticket for either day.
    Will pay reasonable price, get in contact if you have any spare tickets please. Thanks.

  • Matthew

    September 2nd, 2013 - 5:55pm

    Hi there
    If anyone has any spare tickets or unable to go for any day I will take them missed my chance get hold of 2 tickets and promised my girlfriend,. Any help cheers Matt

  • Judooning

    August 30th, 2013 - 1:35pm

    I’m Cosplaying as the Tenth Doctor! 😀 just ordered his brown trench coat from EBay and I’ve got some bids going for his grey suit and his tie. I’ll pick up a pair of black rectangle lense glasses from the pound shop, grab my sonic and I’m away! So excited!!

  • Harry

    August 29th, 2013 - 7:13pm

    how much was a family ticket to start with? so I can make decent estimate on if I’m being ripped off or not

  • Mary

    August 29th, 2013 - 6:52pm

    @ Steve Downes – are your tickets still available. Family of 4 missed out on purchase thanks to drunk driver taking out lines in our village which took BT 2 days to fix!

  • Harry

    August 29th, 2013 - 1:27pm

    how much are we thinking here?

  • Natasha Flack

    August 28th, 2013 - 6:48pm

    Do you still have tickets, if so how many???

    Many Thanks


  • Steve Downes

    August 28th, 2013 - 5:58pm

    Hi there,

    I have a family ticket for sat 23rd nov for sale. Due to change in work commitments I can no longer attend….I am not looking to make money on the tickets so make me an offer if interested


  • Steve Downes

    August 28th, 2013 - 5:56pm

    Hi I have a family ticket for sale for Sat 23rd Nov 2013 ( family ticket consists of 2 x adults and 2 x kids) If interested make me an offer or for more information email me


  • Jane

    August 17th, 2013 - 10:28am

    £800 starting price posted by one eBay seller obviously just a ticket tout making a killing!

  • Jane

    August 17th, 2013 - 10:25am

    Unbelievable eBay seller advertising starting price £800 for family ticket talk about ripping off the fans (2 very disappointed children)

  • Rebekka

    August 6th, 2013 - 1:20am

    American family traveling in London during event with two huge Dr. Who fan kids… So bummed not to get tix. Is there a transfer page for anyone who wants to buy/sell? They say eBay isn’t allowed, what is?!