Virtual Big Finish Day returns in 2021, before heading back to Derby QUAD next year
Big Finish has postponed the planned Big Finish Day event until the first quarter of 2022. Although the latest guidelines from the UK government indicate a route out of lockdown throughout 2021, the decision was made in agreement with Whoovers and Derby QUAD. Instead, Virtual Big Finish Day will return to YouTube later this year, with more guests from the world of Doctor Who and beyond..
Big Finish Chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery explained that they did not take the decision lightly. “With the UK Covid-19 threat level remaining high, it has become apparent that going ahead with a Big Finish Day event in May 2021 is unfeasible. The requirements for social distancing still in place during the coronavirus pandemic would severely limit the number of attendees. And necessitate a significant number of ticket refunds for the already sold-out event.
“We care deeply about the safety of our listeners, our friends at Whoovers and Derby QUAD, and our brilliant guests and creative teams who were due to attend. We want the event to be the best possible day for all. Under the circumstances, we are agreed that the best course of action is to postpone to early 2022.
“We would like to ask that those who have tickets keep hold of them as they will be honoured when a new date is published.
“In the meantime, we are planning another Virtual Big Finish Day livestream on YouTube, available to all our listeners, which will be even more exciting and surprising that the one we hosted last August.”
Derby QUAD will be hosting Big Finish Day in 2022
Steve Hatcher, of Doctor Who fan group the Whoovers, said: “It was frustrating, of course, that we weren’t able to bring you Big Finish Day at Derby QUAD in 2020. Sadly, now that frustration has to continue for a little longer. But rest assured that Big Finish Day will return during the first quarter of 2022; and that the Whoovers, Derby QUAD and of course our wonderful friends at Big Finish will be working hard to make sure it returns bigger and better than ever before. We cannot wait to see you all again for another day of terrific Big Finish audio fun.”
Adam Marsh, of QUAD, added: “QUAD is delighted to once again be the venue for Big Finish Day. All tickets purchased for Big Finish Day 2020 will be transferred over to the new edition in early 2022. While we hope everyone who purchased tickets for the 2020 edition will join us in early 2022, we do realise that this is a long time between festivals. For those who require a refund they will be available via the QUAD Box Office when QUAD reopens after current lockdown restrictions are lifted.”
Attendees preferring a refund can request them via the Derby QUAD Box Office when it reopens
Anyone who would prefer to request a refund for their ticket is advised to contact the Derby QUAD box office. The venue is currently temporarily closed. However the team there will respond to your booking query as soon as they are back on-site and able to make contact.
Please note that the social media teams for Big Finish, Whoovers and Derby QUAD do not have access to ticket bookings. Therefore they will be unable to offer assistance or comment on specific ticket sales.
Big Finish Day is an event celebrating all aspects of the popular audio drama company. Each year since 2011, it’s provided a unique insight into the making of Doctor Who and more on audio. Virtual Big Finish Day allows even more fans than ever before to join and watch the panels via YouTube.