‘Ambitious and free’  The Sunday Times

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is London’s leading outdoor theatre and performing arts festival. Founded in 1996, GDIF 2017 featured over 300 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 100,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces in Royal Greenwich and East London. It is the flagship annual event produced by FESTIVAL.ORG, one of the UK’s most ambitious and prolific outdoor arts organisations which also produces the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival and manages the Global Streets network amongst other projects.

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.


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