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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and, in the words of The Guardian, makes an “unrivalled contribution to the happiness of the people of London”. GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK.

GDIF 2019 will be running from 21 June – 6 July 2019.

GDIF 2018 featured over 100 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 50,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces in Greenwich, East London and the City of London. GDIF forms part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals, an annual series of high-quality events organised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to celebrate cultural vibrancy, and is the flagship annual event produced by FESTIVAL.ORG.

GDIF is proud to be part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals, a programme of high quality festivals and cultural events celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Royal Greenwich. GDIF events take place across the borough, from the beautiful historic setting of the Old Royal Naval College, to Eltham’s bustling high-street and the dynamic twin Woolwich locations of General Gordon Square and Royal Arsenal Riverside as well as in the outdoor spaces of Canary Wharf and outdoor public spaces in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

GDIF is free for everyone to enjoy. Typically, a handful of performances are partially ticketed each year because of capacity constraints but even at these we guarantee some free tickets to those with limited access to the arts.

GDIF is a registered charity and, in addition to our annual funding grants (which represent 28% of our income), we rely on the generosity of our audience and supporters. To help us keep the Festival accessible to thousands of people who might not otherwise experience the arts please consider supporting us today.

 

“Ambitious and free”

The Sunday Times

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