Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2024

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See the world differently with innovative art productions, premieres and family activities at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (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?

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The full programme will be revealed later in the summer but here are some highlights from the upcoming festivities.

  • Australian physical theatre company Legs on the Wall bring audiences face to face with the urgent need for global climate action with their colossal aerial production THAW, performed on a 2.5 tonne ice block. 24-25 Aug
  • A colourful celebration of community and connection, Pram People is an immersive theatrical experience that invites the audience to follow curious clues and wondrous prompts. 25-26 Aug 
  • A blend of captivating traditional Caribbean choreography and inspiring contemporary dance, Patois tells the story of culture, lost languages and belonging. Various dates and locations
  • Hear the stories of the brave people who have travelled across land and water to seek refuge at Bodies of Water, performed on the banks of the Thames. 27-31 Aug
  • Marvel at the gravity-defying performance Touch by Yoann Bourgeois, an internationally renowned choreographer who has worked with the likes of Harry Styles and Missy Elliot. 7 Sep

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.