Doctor Who News Matt Smith leads the celebrity guest list at the BBC's official 50th anniversary event!

Published on July 4th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Tom Baker & Matt Smith to Appear at Doctor Who 50th Celebration!

The BBC has announced its official 50th anniversary celebration event, which is to take place over Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th November at ExCeL, London, with tickets on sale from Monday!

Matt Smith leads the celebrity guest list at the BBC's official 50th anniversary event!

It’s an announcement we’ve all been waiting for, and it’s finally here.Current Doctor Matt Smith will be attending the only official 50th anniversary Celebration at ExCeL, London alongside special guests including Tom Baker (who will only be available on Saturday 23rd), Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.

The family event is a chance to celebrate all things Doctor Who, with an exciting range of activities to suit all ages. BBC Worldwide will be making further announcements of high profile guests in the coming weeks.

Says the Doctor himself, Matt Smith:

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.

Among the activities available to ticket holders are:

  • 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.

Pricing for standard tickets – which go on general sale at 11am on Monday 8th July 2013 from celebration.doctorwho.tv – is £45 for adults and £20 for kids (excludes booking fee), while a family ticket (two adults and two children – 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)will cost £104. Tickets cover entry to the Celebration for one day.

For uber fans, there is also an option to purchase a limited edition TARDIS ticket which 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* (once again, this price excludes a booking fee).

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.

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.

Further details on the Celebration and a Plan Your Day guide can be found at celebration.doctorwho.tv. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the BBC Worldwide doctorwho.tv newsletter and follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/dwcelebration.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




7 Responses to Tom Baker & Matt Smith to Appear at Doctor Who 50th Celebration!

  1. rickjlundeen says:

    I’m not sure if there could possibly be a cooler poster than that one. Wow. Wish I could be there….

  2. TonyS says:

    £15 per autograph? Blimey!

    • Francis cave says:

      Blimey as in that’s a lot or Blimey that’s cheap? I think that’s pretty much the standard price for a dw signature actually.

  3. GallifreyanFallenAngel says:

    So, is this Smith’s first convention with classic Doctors? That will be quite the experience.

  4. yoyosi23 says:

    Looks like it’ll be amazing! Wish I could go…

  5. STLShawn says:

    Danny Hargreaves became a celebrity at my house during the confidential days.

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