Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau is excited by the quality of exhibitions now coming to Wellington.
“It is great to see the continued success of Tākina, and to build our exhibition programme offering for our residents and visitors to the city.”
WellingtonNZ General Manager for Events and Experiences Warrick Dent says: “Doctor Who is arguably one of the most iconic television shows in history. The programme has been incredibly popular for six decades and we can’t wait to welcome its fans to Tākina.
“Wellington is home to a thriving screen industry – with the World Premiere of Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition opening in the capital in December, followed by the Doctor Who exhibition further cements Wellington’s reputation as a cultural and creative hub.”
Fiona Lang, General Manager, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand, says: “We’re so pleased to bring this fascinating exhibition to New Zealand. So many Kiwis have grown up with the Doctor and the show’s regenerations mean there are always new fans being introduced to the wonders of the Doctor’s journey through time and space.”
About Doctor Who
Doctor Who is one of the longest running action-adventure television series in the world spanning 60 years and winning more than 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live entertainment with more than 4.5 million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 13 million action figures sold since 2005, over 19 million DVDs sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.