Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2023

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See the world differently with innovative art productions, premieres and family activities at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2023 (GDIF), which takes place across Royal Greenwich, Docklands and Tower Hamlets.

Part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, the annual festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts presents an extensive programme of art installations, street theatre, circus, dance acts and music events, produced by UK and international artists.

What's on at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2023?

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Here's just some of the exciting activities and events you can enjoy at this year's festival:

  • Watch in awe as aerial acrobats take to the sky above General Gordon Square for Open Lines, including the crossing of a world renowned tight-rope walker alongside live music. 25 Aug
  • Bring the family to Greenwich Fair for a day filled with street art, performances, circus and games in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens and Greenwich Park. 26 Aug
  • Learn about the uprising of Iran's young generation during the production of Woman, Life, Freedom! in Stratford Park. 26 Aug
  • Marvel at thrilling aerial performances against the panoramic cityscape of the capital atop Greenwich Park Hill at The Air Between Us26 Aug
  • Meet a curious crew of dancers at Ancient Futures, a dance party spectacular that combines West African folklore, fantasy and science fiction. 27-28 Aug
  • Enjoy a sensory spectacle at Cygnus where a regatta of 12 lifesize swans perform a ballet on the surface of the Royal Victoria Dock. 31 Aug-3 Sep 
  • Head to Royal Victoria Dock where Sliding Slope showcases contemporary dance and sound design inspired by global warming and the North Sea Flood. 2-3 Sep
  • Reflect on the natural world during Rozeo, a poetic living installation of performers swaying above the river Thames on 10m (33ft) high poles. 2-3 Sep
  • Celebrate fluidity and self-expression during PAN~// CATWALK, a fusion of fashion, live music and theatre. 6-10 Sep
  • Go on a theatrical journey through South-East London aboard an iconic red bus at The Architect, a show that celebrates Black Lives. 6-10 Sep
  • Venture to Canary Wharf for Dancing City as the area's spaces and waterfronts are bought to life in the form of dance performances. 9-10 Sep
  • Witness an immersive trampoline performance at Bouncing Narratives where shipping containers become the stage of this playful show. 9-10 Sep

See the full 2023 programme of events on the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival website.

How much does it cost?

The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is free to attend

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Is the festival accessible?

All sites at the festival are accessible by wheelchair, are assistance dog friendly, have chairs available and have accessible toilets. 

The friendly team of staff and volunteers are available at each event site and have been trained in Disability Equality.

For more information on accessibility and inclusivity please check the event website.

What else is there to discover in Greenwich? 

When you're not attending this exciting Greenwich festival, take the time to explore the area and its many historic and cultural treasures. 

Uncover iconic TV and FIlm locations on a guided tour, see the best places to visit with kids and tick off the must-see Greenwich attractions.