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Exciting June in Greenwich - GDIFestival is on the way back!

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

It is only two weeks away for the most original and entertaining free outdoor theatre and performing arts of the year! Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF 2018) will take place in outdoor spaces across Royal Greenwich and East London between Thursday 21st June and Saturday 7th July.

This festival welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. We can visit it with family and/or friends! It will open with Fly by Night, an epic outdoor work which sees over 1500 trained pigeons soar into the skies above the river Thames.

Want to know more?

The festival showcases a whole range of arts and inlcudes Gateway, a programme to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, Greenwich Fair, Eltham Unpacked and Dancing City, incredible performance in the parks, piazzas, waterfronts and shopping malls of Canary Wharf.

It is going to be an amazing few weeks!

We can enjoy of a variety of shows, and there are viewing areas with chairs where we can sit to enjoy the acts.

Many performances are completely speech-free, but where speech is included, they will provide captions and audio description and there will be BSL interpreters at some shows. Almost all shows are wheelchair accessible.

Explore the accessible programme here:

GDIF accessible programme

What else can we do?

There are all kinds of restaurants, cafes and markets stalls where to enjoy of different and delicious hot food and drinks for sale and take a break at one of the most places to sit down.

Please, be aware that it can be crowded and there will be loud noises, but also relaxed quieter areas! ;)

There will be lots of friendly volunteers around who will be more than happy to help us if we have any questions.

There is an allocation of free access tickets for all ticketed shows and free PA tickets are also available - please email

How can we arrive?

  • By car or taxi

  • Blue Badge parking is very close to the festival

  • By bus - Routes 129, 177, 180, 199 and 386 stop close by

  • By tube train - Cutty Sark station on the DLR

  • By train will be a very short walk

For full details visit


If you have a question or query about access at GDIF please get in touch. Email, telephone or write to:

Access & Community Engagement Manager

Elizabeth Bergeron GDIF, The Borough Hall Greenwich, SE10 8RE

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