The interactive experience Doctor Who: Time Fracture will be closing three months earlier than originally planned
Doctor Who: Time Fracture, the popular interactive experience which started in London in 2020 is ending earlier than planned. Originally scheduled to finish on the 4th of September, its closure has been brought forward to the 5th of June. People with tickets already sold for later dates can exchange them for earlier ones, or receive a full refund.
A statement linked the early closure to the unique challenges that have faced the industry over the past few years. The global pandemic forced the shuttering of venues across the UK, including Time Fracture. The show, which brings visitors into the Doctor Who world to go on a universe-saving adventure while surrounded by genuine props and sets from the program, also experienced flash flooding that forced further temporary closures.
“We are extremely proud that [Time Fracture’s] vision and ambition was so beautifully delivered”
The message from the Time Fracture team reads
Our journey through space and time is coming to an end sooner than expected – but what a joyful journey this has been. Final mission 05.06.22
Time Fracture is a love letter to Doctor Who and, despite facing extreme challenges over the past two years we are extremely proud that its vision and ambition was so beautifully delivered. Thank you for being a part of our wibbly wobbly, timey wimey adventure.
Following further questions from fans, they added
This has been one of the most challenging times for the industry and tourism has not bounced back to pre-pandemic levels as quickly as expected. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to end the show’s run.
Our journey through space and time is coming to an end sooner than expected – but what a joyful journey this has been.
Final mission* ➡️ 05.06.22
Time Fracture is a love letter to Doctor Who and, despite facing extreme challenges over the past two years…
— Doctor Who: Time Fracture (@dwtimefracture) May 20, 2022
Time Fracture may yet re-open at another location
However, the special video accompanying the announcement did tease a possible resurrection for Doctor Who: Time Fracture. The last screen of text reading “Final Missions” glitches and changes to read “Final London Missions” instead. So it would seem there’s still hope for the experience to re-open at another location. Doctor Who’s natural home of Cardiff has to be high up on any speculative list. But there’s no sign yet where and when Time Fracture might return.
In the meantime, tickets are still available for dates from now until the 5th of June from the Time Fracture website.