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Published on May 27th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

“Live” Tickets On Sale…

Doctor Who Live
…Careful where you buy them…

“Doctor Who Tickets at Cheap Price,” reads the headline from this press release posted last Tuesday on SBWire.  After providing a lengthy description about Doctor Who’s most basic essentials that anyone even remotely interested in attending the event would no doubt already know…

“The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious, humanoid alien known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his spacecraft.”

… the release makes an attempt to entice the reader into purchasing their tickets from, which contains a list of each of the planned twenty-five shows and slaps a price range next to each individual performance and two other buttons giving the site’s visitors the option of either buying or selling their tickets.

You may be tempted to jump the train immediately and get your tickets while they’re hot, but beware; are these tickets truly “cheap” as the press release suggests?

It’s difficult to say, but here’s what we know for sure.  Ticketmaster, easily the more mainstream source when it comes to acquiring tickets to just about anything, has a page where you can compare its prices to SoldOutTicketMarket’s.  You should check it out; you may find it void of all life.  And if you were to search for “Doctor Who Live Tickets” on the BBC Website at the time of this writing, we could personally guarantee that you would not find any information about paying your way into one of the shows.

Based on this information, or lack thereof, your potential decision to reserve your spot with SoldOutTicketMarket may require second thoughts.  If you’re desperate to have your tickets now and can’t wait another second to show them off to all your friends, feel free to hand over your credit card number here.  After all, who are we to tell you how to spend your money?  But if you really want the best deal, the greatest value, or even the cheapest price, you may have better luck when the BBC actually lets us know that the tickets are out there, ready to be sold.

On a speculative note, for when we actually do get the okay from the Beeb, we may be able to tell from SoldOutTicketMarket where the best prices can be found, if not what those prices are.  The site seems to indicate that fans from Cardiff will get some of the cheapest seats of all the locations, with their most expensive tickets, at £145, being £100 less costly than the highest-priced seats of the whole tour, which cost £245 for “fortunate” Manchester residents.  This is assuming, of course, that SoldOutTicketMarket is to be trusted at all…


We’ve since found that Doctor Who Live tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.  Prices start at £27.50 per seat, much more in the realm of what we expected.

Whatever happens though, don’t be seduced by the “tout” element like SoldOutTicketMarket – stick to the trusted sites like Ticketmaster


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

2 Responses to “Live” Tickets On Sale…

  1. avatar IanOTimelord says:

    I got my ticket for Manchester via the Manchester Evening News area website because its an easy access seat (Arthritis in Knees). But everyone else has to go through ticketmaster and they are on sale, start from £28.25 up to £43.50 inc booking fees.
    If you don’t know the arena as its name suggest it is just like an arena. So you may get a reasonable price sea but be up somewhere in the Gods. I seen Kylie there in 2008, although you get a good view of the stage your quite far away.

  2. avatar Christian Cawley says:

    Thanks Ian – just checked that out, it seems there are two pages on the Ticketmaster site:


    Only the first has tickets, which has lead to this confusion. I doubt we’re the only ones either :)

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