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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Festival - Details

BBC Worldwide have issued the details of the Doctor Who festival event that will be taking place this Autumn in London:

The official Doctor Who Festival has been announced and is taking place at the ExCel in London from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November.

The Doctor Who Festival will be attended by the current Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and series show runner Steven Moffat. The Festival will offer fans an exclusive glimpse into how the inimitable world of Doctor Who is created.

Get inside the adventure; find out how to develop the latest hide-behind-the-sofa monster and explore the Series 8 and 9 Doctor Who sets and props! Fans of all ages will be able to discover the inspiration behind the Doctor’s recent adversaries, the imagination required to create whole new worlds and the ingenuity that goes into designing and making the beautiful backdrops that give Doctor Who its unique look.

Visitors will be given access to the Festival which will include an exciting array of backstage areas including theatre shows where they can come up close and personal with key talent, interactive workshops where you can learn the television production process as well as the ultimate Doctor Who shopping village for the collectors merchandise and photo opportunities. This festival is a must-attend event for die-hard Doctor Who fans, with many, many more exciting announcements to come!

Peter Capaldi says, "If having the world’s favourite Time Lord back on screen every week isn’t enough for you (and it’s not for me) then the Doctor Who Festival in London is the place to be. I’ll be heading there in November to join the fun and if it’s anything like the 50th anniversary event, then prepare yourself for total Time Lord mania."

Steven Moffat added, "I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets! This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together."

The day ticket price includes:

Your chance to attend a panel-led session which will get you closer than ever before to cast members from the era of the Twelfth Doctor.

Hear from the experts who create the storylines of your favourite programme, led by Steven Moffat.

*your tickets permits you to three 45 minute theatre shows with the cast and writers (preferred time slots can be selected at the time of purchase).

Your chance to have a photo on the real Series 9 film set. Photo opportunities at the festival will be released at a later date, sign up to the Doctor Who Festival newsletter to be the first to hear.

The Doctor Who Festival will be home to a selection of costumes and props from the latest series, all for you to enjoy!

Have you ever wanted to know the techniques and secrets that actors learn for the filming of Doctor Who? Then this is for you!

Test your Doctor Who knowledge in the Festival’s specially-themed fan challenges - choose from a traditional team-based competition for adults or an active multiple-choice challenge for younger visitors. Answer incorrectly and you will be eliminated!

A shopping village consisting of only official Doctor Who products including brand new ranges, plus BBC Shop. Sound like your idea of Whovian heaven?

Your chance to explore a day in the life of the production team and crew.

Cosplayers can showcase their handmade Doctor Who themed outfits during the course of the festival. Start designing your outfit!

Is a photo of you and the Doctor missing from your collection? This is your opportunity to purchase an individual photograph of you with the current cast members. Photo opportunities at the Festival will be released at a later date.

The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, floor planner and all of the above. TARDIS tickets to include the above plus brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Doctor Who goody bag! Tickets, further information and monthly newsletters are available from

Standard ticket: £65
Standard child ticket: £30
Standard family ticket: £165
TARDIS ticket: £110
TARDIS child ticket: £50
TARDIS family ticket: £285

Tickets go on sale tomorrow from 10:00am. The festival will take place at the London ExCel between 13th - 15th November.