Sat 15th/Sun 16th April, 2023

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society is proud to announce The Capitol Six Decades - a full scale, two day event which will take place at the Crowne Plaza, London Gatwick over the weekend of the 15th/16th April, 2023.

As with all DWAS events, The Capitol Six Decades will offer a mix of guests panels, on screen presentations, autographs, photo studio, merchandise and much 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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Crowne Plaza Gatwick

This full scale event will take place over the weekend 15th/16th April 2023 at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel London - Gatwick Airport.

This elegant Crawley hotel, just a mile from the station, has a restaurant, two bars, conference centre and onsite parking. The comfortable bedrooms have free WiFi, USB chargers and satellite TV, as well as the Sleep Advantage programme, which offers premium bedding and quiet zones so you won't be disturbed.

The Cube Restaurant serves delicious, locally sourced food for breakfast and dinner, and drinks and light meals are available all day in Bar 92.

We have negotiated excellent accommodation rates with the hotel at £64 room only. Full details on how to access this rate will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Crowne Plaza London - Gatwick Airport
Langley Avenue
RH11 7SX
United Kingdom

> Crown Plaza Gatwick 

Other hotels at various rates are available in the vicinity.

Book Tickets

Tickets for the event are as priced follows:

Weekend tickets are for two days
Sat 15th and Sun 16th April, 2023

DWAS Member
Weekend: £125  (Accompanied Under 16s £82)

Non Member
Weekend: £135  (Accompanied Under 16s £89)

DWAS discounts apply only to the individual member.

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

Bookings made on or after 7th April 2023 are excluded from our seven days cancellation period
and are non-refundable.

Terms and Conditions



Ony use the DWAS Member form to purchase a ticket for a current DWAS member.

If you are not a member, or are purchasing a ticket for someone who is not a member,
please use the Non Member form.

If you have any questions, please contact us.



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If you wish to contact us please email:

You can write to us at:

DWAS Events
PO Box 1011
RH12 9RZ

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.



You are welcome to register your interest at:


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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 accommodation booked at the venue (whether at a delegate rate or otherwise) and additional services you might purchase from the venue, guests or merchandise dealers (such as food, books, photographs, accommodation etc) are a separate arrangement between you and the vendor, and not part of the event package.

(c) We give no guarantee that the event will actually take place on the date and venue specified or that any advertised guests and features will appear. All aspects of the event, including guests, are as advertised in good faith but circumstances outside of our control may affect what is available. 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, including guests appearances. Event timings as published on our website and elsewhere are a guide only. The full schedule will only be available on the day.

(d) We will endeavour to make signatures and autographs available from as many guests as possible. However, these are not part of the admission price and conditions, and additional charges may apply. Unless stated otherwise, attendees may have two personal items signed per guest as part of the admission price. Guests may decline to sign unauthorised/unapproved items.

(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 the date of the letter/email you are sent, in order to obtain a refund. Please bear in mind that all guest appearances are subject to change and the withdrawal of a specific guest(s) will not be grounds for 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 under any circumstances.

(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 public parts of the venue. Breaching this condition will in turn breach our agreement with the hotel.

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

(j) Any Saturday evening presentation is offered as a bonus to attendees and is not part of the ticket package. Entry conditions may be imposed. The content of the evening function may not be suitable for under 14s but admission will be at the discretion of the supervising adult.

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

If you have any concerns or special requirements, please either contact us or the hotel as appropriate, in advance, so that we may make any reasonable adjustment to ensure you can access and enjoy the event.


The Crowne Plaza is a modern conference venue offering good access for people with disabilities and additional needs.

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.


Unless otherwise stated, two free autographs will be available from guests signed on personal items. This is to be fair to all attendees.

Some guests may have a separate autograph policy applied. This will be made clear in advance of the event. 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.

Cosplay Contest

Coming soon.

Cosplay Contest


1. Rule 1.

A Guest.