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.

Explore the GDIF 2019 programme


Check out what’s in store this year – watch the GDIF 2019 trailer.



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

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.

With over 130 performances and 15 UK premières, this year’s Festival is packed with incredible outdoor theatre and performances, as well as opening and closing ceremonies in celebration of the spirit of the people and places in which these two major events will take place.

Find out what’s on

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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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