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Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular


  • Date: Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Doors Open: 3.00pm Matinee and 7.30pm Evening Performance
  • Pricing: £47.50, £37.50, £28.00 & £20.00

Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues including the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on Thursday 28th May 2015.




The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a limited run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.   It features over 100 performers and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the TV series.  Music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode Doctor Who: The Day or the Doctor. 

The show will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer.

The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.

Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015.

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular was first presented in Melbourne, Australia in February 2012, it went on to play a further nine sell-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in December 2012 receiving praise from the Australian media and fans alike. The Herald Sun called the show “Evocative and thrilling in equal measure” whilst the Sydney Morning Herald said: "The whole experience brought unalloyed pleasure that in some cases amounted to a religious rite”. The show has continued to draw record figures in Australia and most recently thrilled over 34,000 fans across three cities in New Zealand.

Tickets costing from £20.00 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or from 10.00am in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.
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  • Date: Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Doors Open: 3.00pm Matinee and 7.30pm Evening Performance
  • £47.50, £37.50, £28.00 & £20.00
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  • 3.00pm Performance

    Doors Open: 2.00pm

    Act One: 3.00pm - 4.03pm

    Interval: 20 Minutes

    Act Two: 4.23pm - 5.31pm

    Show End: 5.31pm


    7.30pm Performance

    Doors Open: 6.30pm

    Act One: 7.30pm - 8.33pm

    Interval: 20 Minutes

    Act Two: 8.53pm - 10.01pm

    Show End: 10.01pm