Doctor Who

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to tour Australia and New Zealand in 2015

By Christopher Allen on Monday 4 August 2014

Smash live show hit Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular returns to Australia and New Zealand with a brand new tour in 2015, performing for the first time in Auckland, Adelaide and Perth, plus returning to Sydney where it received a rapturous response from audiences in 2012.

The show will be hosted once more by Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, who will take to the stage alongside Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters in this musical celebration of the iconic TV series.

The new show will feature music from the upcoming new series of Doctor Who and specially edited sequences of Peter Capaldi’s debut as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as fan favourites from recent and classic series.


Tickets go on sale to the general public on 18 August.

  • Australia: Tickets will be sold by Ticketek
  • New Zealand: Tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster (0800 111 999)
January 24Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment CentreOn sale August 18
January 31Perth Perth ArenaOn sale August 18
February 7Sydney Quantas Credit Union ArenaOn sale August 18
February 15Auckland Vector ArenaOn sale August 18

Composer Murray Gold’s captivating music will be performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at Perth Arena, the Metropolitan Orchestra at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Auckland’s Vector Arena.

Murray Gold said: “Audiences will be able to hear the first public performances of music from the Capaldi era, encapsulating the dizzy rush and excitement of a new Doctor.”

Peter Davison said: “I had a fantastic time on the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Tour in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.  It was great to see audiences so enthralled by the combination of music and the monsters and I can’t wait to join you again with this exciting new show. Once again Murray Gold’s brilliant compositions are arranged by Ben Foster for full orchestra, and it is fantastic to be able to give audiences the opportunity to hear these pieces played live by your world class musicians.”

For fans keen to put their questions to Peter Davison and find out more about how the show is put together, there are Ultimate Fan VIP Packages available.

Helen Pendlebury, Head of Live Entertainment, BBC Worldwide ANZ, said: “Following the successful tour of Wellington, Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year, I’m delighted to bring this new production to New Zealand and take the show to Auckland for the first time. Peter Davison was outstanding as a host and I’m pleased he is able to join us once more to introduce the music of Doctor Who to new audiences.”

The 2015 Tour, is brought to audiences by BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand in association with AKM.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. Click to visit the show site for times and tickets.