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Cristal Palace at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. Image courtesy of Juan Robert.
Experience one of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals, with open-air theatre, dance, art installations and music for all ages in Royal Greenwich and east London. Read More


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.

This year's edition of the outdoor festival has been adapted to facilitate bringing people together whilst maintaining safe social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival highlights

  • Check out the installations and pop-up performances celebrating the NHS and the themes of togetherness and the environment. 
  • Watch On Your Doorstep, an initiative bringing street theatre and circus to local London communities including GreenwichWoolwichThamesmead and Eltham.
  • Pick up on new dance moves at Dancing City, an annual outdoor dance programme hosted among the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf
  • Marvel at outdoor theatre performances, perfect for enjoying the last of the summer weather whilst getting your culture fix.

Check back closer to the time for full programme of events for this year.

Important information

The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival was originally scheduled to take place from 19 June to 4 July 2020, but is now taking place from 28 August to 12 September 2020.


Event FREE

Most events and activities can be enjoyed free of charge, however some require booking time slots.

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