Tickets for Star Wars Celebration London 2016 Come Online Today - Here's What You Need to Know

Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:41AM
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Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:41AM
Tickets for Star Wars Celebration London 2016 Come Online Today - Here's What You Need to Know
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This weekend at Star Wars Celebration was arguably the biggest event in the franchise's history with tens of thousands of fans packing into the Anaheim Convention Center for 4 action-packed days. Throughout the weekend there was a constant sense that, with more Star Wars projects on the cards than ever before, Celebration Anaheim is no flash in the pan and instead, future Celebration events would stand the chance of being even bigger. As the closing ceremony began to wrap up, it was revealed that Star Wars Celebration 2016 would be held in London from July 15-17th.

This is going to be a great chance for European-based Star Wars fans to get the full Celebration experience right in your own back yard. As a Brit myself, I was overjoyed to hear that my home country would be getting the chance to host such a massive event, even if I will have to trek over from the US to see it. London is, after all, a second home to the Star Wars franchise having hosted production on every one of the seven feature films that have been produced so far. 

Tickets for Star Wars Celebration Europe go on sale today, so if you're keen to secure your spot in Star Wars history, check out all the key details below:

Where and When Can I Get Star Wars Celebration Europe Tickets

Tickets are on sale at the Official Star Wars Celebration site starting at 8pm GMT (3pm ET, 12pm PT) today, 20th April. 

How Much Will Tickets Cost

3-Day Adult £70 / $103.41  
Friday Adult £30 / $44.32
Saturday Adult £35 / $51.70
Sunday Adult £30 / $44.32

3-Day Child £35 / $51.70  
Friday Child £15 / $22.16 
Saturday Child £15 / $22.16 
Sunday Child £15 / $22.16

What About VIP Tickets

As usual, those with a bit of extra cash to burn can snap up the limited number of Jedi Master VIP tickets for £350 /$517.03, which among other things gets you early access onto the show floor and reserved seating at every Celebration stage panel and screening. If you were at Anaheim this weekend and saw fans lining up in their thousands hours in advance of events, you'll probably agree that if you have the money to spare, these VIP tickets are a great option. See below for a full list of VIP privileges.

- Jedi Master VIP Badge with exclusive artwork (Allows for 3-Day access to the show)
- Exclusive Jedi Master VIP Star Wars Celebration Europe Lanyard
- Reserved seating for all sessions on the Celebration Stage
- VIP-only meet & greet with Star Wars guest TBD
- Priority access to the Convention Center
- Private VIP Lounge (Including Coat Check, Bag Drop, Refreshments, and Concierge)
- Celebration Show Store Thursday Preview (Shop the Celebration Show Store on Thursday, a day before the public)
- Half Hour Early Access to Celebration Exhibition Hall
- Half Hour Early Access to the Celebration Show Store
- Fast Pass to skip the queue for up to six Autograph Hall celebrity signings (Price of autographs not included)
- Official Star Wars Celebration Europe poster (rolled and complete with poster tube)
- Official Star Wars Celebration Commemorative Guide
- Original signed art print, created exclusively for Celebration Europe Jedi Master VIPs
- Exclusive Jedi Master VIP T-Shirt

How Big is London's ExCeL

Though it's not as big as any of the US giants like San Diego's Convention Center or Chicago's McCormick Place, London's ExCeL is certainly big enough to handle an event like Star Wars Celebration. With 100,000 sq. meters of space, ExCeL is comparable in size to Anaheim's convention center. The only thing you may find missing in a comparison of this year's and next year's events is that glorious California sunshine.

Is London's ExCeL Easy to Get to?

The ExCeL center is straddled by two stops, Custom House and Prince Regent, both of which are on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The DLR has a number of connections to other tube lines, but its connection with the Jubilee line means that the ExCeL center is easily accessible from both the West and East of the city.

What About Accommodation?

London is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and as such you'll have no problem finding a hotel room for Celebration Europe. There are a number of hotels adjacent to the ExCeL itself, so if you want to minimize travel times, be sure to book those up well in advance. Hotels nearest to the ExCeL include the Aloft London ExCeL, the Novotel ExCeL, and the Crowne Plaza ExCeL. For a full list of on-site hotels, check the Official ExCeL hotel guide.

Can it Match the Buzz of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim?

It may seem hard to believe that anything can match the level of hype witnessed in Anaheim this weekend, but Star Wars Celebration Europe has every chance of doing exactly that. The timing of Celebration Europe means it could potentially allow for big panels and screenings for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars: Rogue One, which will hit theaters some 5 months after the event, as well as a preview/teaser panel for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will be released the following year. Such is the level of Star Wars content being churned out by the LucasFilm story group right now, it's probably safe to assume that every Celebration event from now on is going to be packed full of big events just like the ones we saw in Anaheim this past weekend. That means you too could soon be in a room with 7,500 screaming Star Wars fans like the ones you hear in the video below:
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