Featuring a unique walk-through experience and an exhibition, the Doctor Who Experience will open in London in spring 2011.
What does the experience involve?
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 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 3D finale. The walk through experience is a fully contained interactive Doctor Who adventure.
What does the exhibition contain?
The exhibition element will chart the show from the first series in 1963 to the most recent episodes starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
What will be on display?
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.
What should we expect?
Executive producer Steven Moffat 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!”
Matt Smith comments: “The whole concept of the Doctor Who Experience 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.”
How long will the experience last?
The experience is designed with a total visit time of approximately 90 minutes. As it includes monsters and scenes that young children may find scary, parental guidance is recommended.
When does the Doctor Who Experience open?
It opens in London on Sunday 20th February 2011 at London’s Olympia Two venue (Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX). Opening times are 10am-6pm daily.
Will the experience be showing elsewhere in the country?
BBC Worldwide is planning to relocate the Doctor Who Experience to a long term home in Cardiff in 2012.
When can you buy tickets?
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 18th November 2010 at doctorwhoexperience.com.
How much are tickets?
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.