Star Wars Celebration 2023 at ExCel London: Dates, prices, and more

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Star Wars fans at the convention in California on May 29, 2022. (Getty Images for Disney)
Star Wars fans at the convention in California on May 29, 2022. (Getty Images for Disney)

Star Wars Celebration, the annual convention, is returning to London next year for the first time since 2016.

In recent years, the convention has been held in the US cities of Anaheim, Chicago, and Orlando. But next year, Star Wars fans will gather in London to celebrate the space-opera franchise.

European fans are sure to already be excited about the venue, and will get ready to make plans for their trip soon.

Find out everything we know about Star Wars Celebration 2023 so far below.

What is Star Wars Celebration?

Star Wars Celebration is an annual convention that originated in 1999. Every year, fans gather to listen to panels, meet celebrity guests, and shop for merchandise.

Lucasfilm and Disney also use the event to announce new projects–so fans who attend will be among the first to hear major Star Wars news.

For example, at the most recent convention, which took place in California last week, Disney+ revealed that Andor will officially premiere on August 31, 2022, and the streaming platform also released a teaser trailer.

Fans also got to see the first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which will be released in 2023.

There were also appearances from Star Wars royalty, like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett producer Jon Favreau, and Billie Lourd, the Star Wars actress and daughter of Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher.

When is Star Wars Celebration 2023?

The convention will take place over the Easter bank holiday weekend, from April 7-10, 2023, meaning fans may not have to take time off work or school to attend.

Where is Star Wars Celebration 2023?

Star Wars Celebration will take place at ExCeL London. ExCel is an exhibition and convention centre in Custom House, East London.

It’s around two minutes from Canary Wharf, as it’s connected via the Elizabeth line. There are 13 hotels within walking distance, plus more than 3,000 car parking spaces–so there’s plenty of room to welcome Star Wars fans.

This is the third time Star Wars Celebration will be held in ExCel, following the 2016 and 2007 events.

How much are Star Wars Celebration tickets?

When the event was hosted in California last week, day tickets cost $80 (£63), while four-day tickets cost $195 (£154).

A VIP four-day ticket that came with perks like early access, guaranteed seating, and exclusive merchandise cost $900 (£712).

Tickets went on sale in March for the May event, so Star Wars fans could expect to be able to get tickets in February, or possibly sooner.

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