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November 1st, 2010 97 comments

Doctor Who Experience – Full Press release

The Doctor Who Experience

From the BBC Press office

Step into the TARDIS and be part of the adventure… Doctor Who Experience – starring you as the Doctor’s companion

Date: 01.11.2010

BBC Worldwide invite you on a journey of a lifetime. Step inside the TARDIS this spring to take a starring role in your very own Doctor Who adventure at the Doctor Who Experience.

Opening in London on Sunday 20th February 2011 at London’s Olympia Two venue, the Doctor Who Experience promises to be an unmissable adventure featuring an exhilarating and unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition.

Visitors will be invited to step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion on an adventure. Their challenge will be to reunite the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels along the way, before exploring the wonders of Doctor Who at an out of this world exhibition.

The Doctor Who Experience allows visitors to join the Doctor on a journey through time and space, encountering some of the best-loved and scariest monsters from the hit international television series. Special scenes filmed with current Doctor Matt Smith combine with amazing special effects and the chance to enter a recreation of the modern TARDIS interior topped off by a breathtaking 3-D finale. The walk through experience is a fully contained interactive Doctor Who adventure, which puts the public at the heart of the action.

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The exhibition element of the Doctor Who Experience will chart the success of the show from the first series in 1963 to the most recent episodes starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Displays will include items never seen before including original costumes, the Tom Baker TARDIS police box and two authentic TARDIS sets from the eras of David Tennant and Peter Davison. The public will also be able to get up close and personal with iconic sets from recent series, including the Pandorica Box and Chair and confront numerous monsters including several generations of the Daleks and Cybermen as well as Silurians an Ice Warrior and a Zygon.

Steven Moffat, Executive Producer and show runner for the hit television series comments: “The Doctor Who Experience is a fan’s dream come true – a fully interactive adventure that will allow viewers of the show to get as close as possible to some of the scariest monsters from the series. It will also be the first time that Doctor Who artefacts from all the show’s 47 year history – classic and new – will be on display together, many of them being seen for the first time. And never mind that, this is the day the Doctor teaches you how to fly the TARDIS through time and space, and takes you into battle with all his deadliest enemies in a brand new adventure. So steady your nerves and bring your own sofa – the Doctor needs you!”

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Doctor Who star, Matt Smith, who has recorded a series of special, new scenes exclusive to the Doctor Who Experience comments: “The whole concept of the Doctor Who Experience, which will give fans a chance to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure, is massively exciting! I hope as many people as possible enjoy boarding the TARDIS next year to embark upon an exhilarating and sometimes terrifying adventure through time and space.”

BBC Worldwide is pleased to announce that it is planning to relocate the Doctor Who Experience to a long term home in Cardiff in 2012.
The Doctor Who Experience promises to be an unmissable adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

The Doctor needs your help – are you brave enough to step in to the TARDIS and join the adventure?

Door Price / Advance peak / Advance off-peak

* Adult: £20.00 / £18.00 / £15.50
* Child (5 to 16): £15.50 /£14.00 /£12.50
* Under 5’s are free
* Family of 4: £62.00 / £52.00 /£46.00
* Schools/Groups/Tour Operators: separate pricing.

Tickets for the show are on sale through www.doctorwhoexperience.com


97 comments

  • Jim

    June 8th, 2013 - 5:44am

    Please Come to San Francisco USA.

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    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2014 - 12:21pm

      Yes

  • MissKitty from Denver

    April 29th, 2012 - 11:55am

    Just popped in to Cardiff for a few days… Learned that we’ll be missing the opening of the Dr. Who exhibit & am devestated!!!! Have to come back later this summer for my ‘WHO’ fix!!!

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  • Brian McDonnell

    January 19th, 2012 - 1:20pm

    What are the dates for olympia in 2012

    many thanks

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  • Michael Aiello

    January 9th, 2012 - 7:53am

    Bring to usa!

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  • Anonymous

    March 19th, 2011 - 11:35am

    Is it the same show as we saw at the Coventry transport museum a year or so ago? Because if it is it was brilliant!

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    • booboo

      March 19th, 2011 - 11:37am

      Is it the same show as we saw at the Coventry transport museum a year or so ago?

      Its much more than that

  • jemima #1 fan

    March 4th, 2011 - 8:11pm

    I havent seen it yet but as all the doctor who stuff i am sure it will be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DOCTOR WHO RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • daniel

      January 29th, 2012 - 8:30pm

      i love it

  • Ann D

    March 2nd, 2011 - 5:05pm

    Please bring this to the USA!!!

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  • Matthew

    February 25th, 2011 - 10:28pm

    Went today (Feb25). Down points: 3d was terrific but I so wanted more! Also I felt I was being rushed through the show part, barely glimpsed the Weeping Angels before being told to ‘hurry hurry’ to the next bit. And some costumes and monsters look a bit tatty close too.
    Up points – everything else brilliant, fun and well worth the money: I have been in patting distance of K9! Being an oldie I stared in rapture at the 1980s console and TARDIS prop. SO much better than the new control room (OK, OK, its an age thing!) And I got to say things in a Dalek voice. Yippie! And I saw the original Giant Robot! And I saw so many happy children’s faces – if you can go, go!

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  • steve

    February 25th, 2011 - 4:30pm

    HI WENT ON WEDNESSDAY IT WAS AMAZING FANTACTIC WORTH ALL THE MONIES WELL DONE 2 ALL INVOLVED <STEP THROUGH THE CRACK IN TIME AND FLY THE TARDIS. LOVED ALSO COMING FACE 2 FACE WITH MONSTERS OLD AND NEW WELL DONE MUST GO AGAIN THANK YOU 4 A GREAT DAY STEVE

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  • leah grace

    February 24th, 2011 - 6:31pm

    my dad bought me tikets and it was meant to be a secret serves him right for not hiding them yes no1 fan!!!!!!!!

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  • Sea Devil

    February 21st, 2011 - 1:21pm

    We went on the preview on 17th February and it was beyond expectations. If you are wondering about value for money then it is worth every penny, magical. We are planning to go again. Then we will go again in Cardiff.
    If you are a fan then this is a MUST.

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  • Jazzy- future mrs tennant!

    February 20th, 2011 - 10:44am

    I’m sooo excited! I have no kids I’m just one of those super cool 20 year olds that thinks 20 quid is nothing fir an experience of a life time! Woooo hoooo! X

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  • Anonymous

    February 19th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    20 quid? thats not expensive a fair proportion of the poor spend more than that ona night down the oub.

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    • booboo

      February 19th, 2011 - 4:11pm

      20 quid? that’s not expensive

      no its not for what it is, unfortunately it will be beyond the reach of some people but that applies to many things, not just this.

  • time traveller

    February 18th, 2011 - 7:20pm

    Awesome, Your put into BBC’s episodes for real, my 8 and 5 year olds spent the whole tube journey home telling people about it. The best Dr who exhibition yet.

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  • Dr Who Experince

    February 18th, 2011 - 1:26pm

    this is so expensive, the poor cannot afford the cost of the tickets on top of the licence fees

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    • booboo

      February 18th, 2011 - 1:45pm

      this is so expensive, the poor cannot afford the cost of the tickets

      Its not expensive for what it is, unfortunately many things are beyond the reach of some people but that’s no excuse to knock it.

  • biggest girl doctor who fan

    February 18th, 2011 - 8:09am

    i llllllllllllllooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee doctor who i have been watching it since 2005 and i have seen really old ones 2, when i got the tickets for x-mas i so soo happy because i loved dr. who live so i know i would love this even more i can’t wait i am goin there 2day i can’t wait but i have 2 go 2 the dentsit first boooooooooo that is a bad start 2 the day but the second is the best.yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

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  • steve

    February 14th, 2011 - 4:54pm

    IM GOING NEXT WEEK CANT WAIT TO GET IN THE TARDIS

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  • JACKIE BOY HARKNESS

    February 14th, 2011 - 12:54am

    i mean come on i live in scotland and im the hugest doctor who fan in edinburgh and i went to see doctor who live with my mum and i want to go see this but my mum wont take me cause its in london to see it so wat im trying to say is bring it to edinburgh or glasgow cause its got the SECC thnx

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  • The Master

    February 12th, 2011 - 11:18pm

    As usual main event in London may I remind the exhibitors the time space differential exists in 4 planes- south,east,west and NORTH.

    Without a TARDIS it costs a fortune to travel from Scotland with 14 kids

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  • imagillanfan

    February 11th, 2011 - 11:38pm

    soo not fair, none of my family are doctor who fans so i cant go 🙁

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  • Charlotte

    February 10th, 2011 - 10:35pm

    Taking my son Conrad for his 9th birthday celbrations with 7 of his mates. How excited are they going to be. Shame we cant jump in a tardis to fly across London.

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  • ts99

    February 10th, 2011 - 4:42pm

    i’m going with me best friend, it sounds so exciting,cant wait!!!

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  • dom dom

    February 8th, 2011 - 7:17pm

    when mr aylett told my class that we are going to the doctor who my class got really mad they were happy me too.

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  • jd

    February 6th, 2011 - 8:21pm

    been there.. done that.. went to the invited preview saturday 5th feb it was absolutely amazing (several props were missing but i was assured it will be finished during these coming weeks leading up to the public opening on the 20th)

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  • peter wright

    February 4th, 2011 - 12:27pm

    this looks like its here to stay.I hope it will materialize in glasgow….only a short hop for the tardis.

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  • amy’s sis

    February 2nd, 2011 - 6:27pm

    can’t belive my eyes, see all the monsters wicked

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  • emilyndad

    January 29th, 2011 - 5:57pm

    going with my dad on the 20th, cant wait its going to be amazing looks so cool

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  • bow tie

    January 27th, 2011 - 8:43pm

    is there a little shop. I like a a little shop. Little Shops are cool.

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  • Colin Wood

    January 20th, 2011 - 8:49am

    Unfortunately I regenerated into a Grumpy Middle Aged man but I’m still going to have the time of my life at the experience. Middle aged is cool…

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  • the master

    January 13th, 2011 - 11:48pm

    awesome idea,this is going to be brilliant.

    Reply

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