Welcome to GDIF

London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts, running from 21 June – 6 July 2019.

Bringing something different to your doorstep, GDIF showcases the highest quality work from around the globe, reflecting the places where it is performed and bringing communities together to celebrate difference in the most spectacular way.

Almost all events at GDIF are free of charge and do not require a ticket.

The full programme for GDIF 2019 is yet to be announced, but you can still get a sneak peek into what’s on with our Festival highlights.


Check out the 2019 Festival highlights


The Festival is open for everyone to enjoy, and we are committed to ensuring access is a priority. We also run the GDIF Festival HUB for outdoor arts professionals across our opening weekend, as well as offering a host of volunteering opportunities across the Festival. Explore the links below to find out more.



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.

Want to get a feel for what’s in store this year?

Check out our highlights film from GDIF 2018.

Keep in touch

Be the first to hear about the exciting 2019 programme by signing up to receive email updates from GDIF.

GDIF is the flagship annual event produced by FESTIVAL.ORG.

One more thing…

We’re delighted to announce that we are the proud winners of the Culture and Creative Excellence Award a part of the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2019. The award was sponsored by Drury Tea and Coffee and run by Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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