Doctor Who thing: the Doctor will materialize at Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a two-week-plus event that transforms the nighttime city “into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas” via

immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.

Sounds cool. This year’s event starts on May 24 and runs through June 10.

And on the evening of June 1, Sydney’s Customs House will be transformed into something that looks like this:

Doctor Who Vivid Sydney

What else will happen? This:

The grand façade of the Customs House at Circular Quay will feature a visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of the Doctor and some of his greatest enemies…

The spectacular celebration of Doctor Who will be staged for fans as part of Vivid Sydney, on Saturday, 1 June. The soundscape with the projections will feature music from the TV show including I am the Doctor and other fan favourites.

Doctor Who fans will also be able to take in a special cinema screening at nearby Dendy Opera Quays, featuring two thrilling episodes from Series Seven Part 1: Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan which see the Doctor confront two of his most terrifying foes – the Daleks and the Weeping Angels – and say a heart-breaking farewell to his companions Amy and Rory Pond.

There will also be a competition allowing fans to submit a picture of themselves dressed as their favourite monster or Doctor at Vivid Sydney.

More info at Vivid Sydney and

If you’re in Sydney for the event, send me some pictures of the Customs House and the fans in costume, and I’ll post them as a Doctor Who Thing.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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