Introduction to GDIF

The festival takes place in outdoor spaces across Royal Greenwich and East London.
The majority of events take place in the town centres of Greenwich, Woolwich and Eltham, as well as in North Greenwich, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf and other areas of Tower Hamlets – view the event pages for specific location details.

Outdoor shows welcome all audiences and are typically more relaxed than indoor performances. Many performances are completely speech-free. Where speech is included we do our best to provide BSL interpreters and/or captions where we can.

You can view events that have BSL interpretation, Captions or Audio Description here. Each event page has an access section where you can find out more about the performance, for example whether there is speech or music, or if there are loud noises. You can view the a large-print Festival brochure here or scroll down for videos. Location guides, photo-routes and other information are also available to download.

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GDIF 'What to Expect' Guidelines

Our ‘what to expect’ guidelines are here to help you judge which bits of the programme will help you have the very best experience, which might be especially useful if members of your group have special access needs.

MSN – Make some noise

P – Participate – if you want to get stuck in and take part


KBR – Kick back & relax – no effort or participation required

SS – Sensory spectacle

SF – Speech free

FF – Family friendly

You can check the ‘what to expect’ guidelines on each event page.


Location Photo Guides

Click to view and download

Get in touch

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

Elizabeth Bergeron
Access & Community Engagement Manager
020 8305 5021

Elizabeth Bergeron
FESTIVAL.ORG, Old Royal Naval College
Pepys Building, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens
SE10 9LW

Elizabeth will endeavour to respond to you within 5 working days.

We are proud to have been awarded the Gold level of Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, demonstrating our commitment to improving the live performance experience for our D/deaf and disabled audiences.

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