Sat 7th/Sun 8th May, 2016

Following the success of the inaugural event, the
Doctor Who Appreciation Society is proud to announce
'The Capitol II' - a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 6th & 7th May, 2017.

As with all DWAS events, 'The Capitol II' will offer a mix of guests panels, on screen presentations, autographs, photo studio, merchandise and more...

We pride ourselves on offering a well organised convention at the very best possible value around.

Special events, as well as a plethora of guests, are planned for the weekend, with details being revealed over the coming months. Stay tuned.

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Venue: Arora Gatwick

This full scale event will take place over the weekend 6th/7th May 2017 at the Arora Hotel, London Gatwick.

This award-winning four-star deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Crawley town centre. Superb transport links include easy access to M23/A23 and M25 motorways, direct access to Crawley Main Line Train Station platform and is only a short journey from London Gatwick Airport.

It has 432 bedrooms, a restaurant, two bars, a café, a luxurious Health and Fitness Club and on-site car parking facilities. Combined with magnificent fountains at the entrance and a stunning 4 storey waterfall cascading in the atrium, the Arora Hotel makes an impressive venue and is a perfect setting for 'The Capitol'.

We have negotiated excellent accommodation rates with the hotel, starting at £60 room only. Full details on how to access this rate will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Arora Hotel Gatwick
Southgate Avenue
West Sussex
RH10 6LW
United Kingdom

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Other hotels at various rates are available in the vicinity.

Tickets for the event are as priced follows:

DWAS Member
Weekend: £89 (Accompanied Under 16’s £53)
One Day: £58 (Accompanied Under 16’s £32)

Non Member
Weekend: £99 (Accompanied Under 16’s £58)
One Day: £63 (Accompanied Under 16’s £37)


Register Online

Ticket Type
DWAS Member's Name:
DWAS Memb No:
Ticket Type
Attendee's Name:

A combined DWAS membership and event ticket option is available. Additional terms apply.

Package Type
Name of New Member:

Register by Post

DWAS Events
Unit 117
33 Queen Street
RH13 5AA

If you wish to register by post, please provide the full name of each attendee and forward with your address and payment to us at the address provided.

Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Space Rocket Ltd.

DWAS discounts apply only to the individual member. If booking by post please supply all relevant membership numbers to obtain the correct discount.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.


If you wish to contact us please email:

You can write to us at:

DWAS Events
Unit 117
33 Queen Street
RH13 5AA

Please do not contact the venue directly about the event as they will not be able to help you.
However, the venue will be able to help with any acessibility questions that you may have.


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Terms and Conditions

This tells you about the terms and conditions under which 'The Capitol' is presented. This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have any other questions please contact us.

(a) The event is presented by Space Rocket Ltd, DWAS acting as an agent only, incurring no contractual liability. Space Rocket Ltd trades as 'The Capitol'.

(b) Any additional services you might purchase from the venue or merchandise dealers (such as food, books, photographs etc) are a separate arrangement between yourself and the vendor, and not part of the event package.

(c) We make no assurances that the event will actually take place on the date and venue specified or that any advertised guests and features will appear. Every aspect of the event is advertised in good faith but circumstances outside of our control may affect it. The liability of Space Rocket Ltd. shall not extend further than the individual ticket price. All aspects of the event are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. Event timings as published on this website and elsewhere are a guide only. The full schedule will only be available on the day.

(d) Combined Membership and Event Ticket - when choosing this option you are making two distinct purchases; an event registration at the prevailing rate from Space Rocket Ltd, and 12 months DWAS membership (being represented by the balance paid) purchased directly from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, with Space Rocket Ltd acting as an agent for the transaction only. DWAS membership can be canceled at any time but is non-refundable once the membership period has commenced. For more information on DWAS please visit

(e) All tickets are non-refundable. This is to ensure the financial viability of the event. If you do not wish to proceed with your booking please advise us in writing within seven days of confirmation in order to obtain a refund.

(f) Photography and audio/video recording within the event will only be permitted within specified areas at our absolute discretion. No recording will be permitted of the main part of the event.

(g) The organiser reserves the right to exclude any person who does not abide by the terms and spirit of the event, with no refund of the booking price.

(h) It is not permitted to bring food or drink purchased outside the venue into the covention rooms.

(i) Buying or selling merchandise or trading in other ways, and undertaking any type of journalistic activity is not permitted without the prior written consent of the organiser.

(j) The event is not licensed or approved by the BBC or BBC Worldwide. It is non-profit making, run by fans, for fans.


The Arora International is a modern conference venue offering good access for people with disabilities and additional needs. Most parts of the conference area can be accessed step-free, and accessible bedrooms are also available.

However, if you will require reasonable adjustments to be made in order to attend and enjoy the event we will seek to assist you if notified in advance.

If you wish to ask specific questions about the venue you may wish to contact the hotel directly. Similarly, if you are booking accommodation and require an accessible room please ensure you notify the hotel of this to ensure your needs can be met.


Our usual 'fair autographs policy' will apply. This means that with most of our guests, there is no limit on the number of autographs you can obtain, provided you act reasonably. We may ask you to re-queue or limit the number of signatures you obtain in order to be fair to other attendees and guests.

Some guests may have a separate autograph policy applied. This will be made clear when the guests are announced. This may extend to a requirement to purchase an item to obtain a signature or to pay an additional fee. This will only be applied in order to make the number of guests attending commercially viable.

Autographs are for personal use only. Some guests may insist on a dedication. If the guest or organiser believes that autographs are being obtained for commercial reasons then access may be restricted.

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