GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023
We are proud to be the first UK festival to be awarded Platinum level of Attitude is Everything’s Live Events Access Charter.
We have worked with our artists and team to consider access at every stage of the process. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are available for assistance and have been trained in Disability Equality. All shows and sites are relaxed and we invite audiences to feel at home in our company.
Access information for GDIF 2023 will be published later in June.
Access on site
At GDIF we do our best to make our events as accessible & inclusive as they can be.
All GDIF sites will:
✅ Be wheelchair accessible✅ Be assistance dog friendly ✅ Have chairs available ✅ Have accessible toilets
Meet our team at the Access Area at Greenwich Fair and Dancing City!
Worried about getting to site? Each event page will have:
✅ Photo routes and travel information– Easy Read photo routes from the nearest transport link to the venue, will be available on event pages.
✅ BSL and CaptioningApple or Android.– BSL available at selected times, please check out our BSL event guide and book your place on our bespoke BSL events. – Captions provided by The Difference Engine App show the captions directly on your own mobile devices. Find out more about Difference Engine app for our captions, which you can download via your App Store:
✅ Live Audio Description and Audio Toursaccess@festival.org) to book your place.Download our Audio Description Event guide and contact Alex (
✅ Easy Read informationEasy Read visual stories are available for specific shows. Download our Relaxed Show Guide for more information.
Accessible event guides: download now to discover your best GDIF 2022 journey
Icons and Symbols
Icons and symbols offer quick guidance for each event:
What to Expect
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Feedback from our audience members
“With mobility problems, I was apprehensive about how accessible everything would be. I needn’t have worried, because it couldn’t have been better. It was so easy and everyone working on it couldn’t have done more to make my experience more pleasurable”
“Great to see diverse performers and enhanced access”
“Wonderful accessibility support”
“I was very much looked after in relation to access point of view”
Getting to the Festival
We always encourage our audiences to walk, cycle, or get public transport to our events. There are lots of cycle routes across the Royal Borough of Greenwich and east London, and cycle parking will be available at or near all events. Many GDIF sites are accessible by river, so why not travel with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers?Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, is the leading River Bus service on the River Thames and stops at 24 piers across London between Putney in the west to Barking Riverside in the east. Services run at 10-20 minute intervals between key London piers including Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge City and Westminster, as well as several residential piers.
Passengers are able to use contactless or Oyster cards to pay as you go, as well as booking their ticket online or on the Thames Clippers Tickets and Uber apps making river travel even easier.Buy a single ticket or a River Roamer ticket for all-day hop on and hop off. With a Family River Roamer kids go free!
Thamesclippers.com Visit tfl.gov.uk to plan your journey.
Get in touch
If you have a question or query about access at GDIF please get in touch.
Email, telephone or write to:
+ 44 208 305 5021
FESTIVAL.ORG, Old Royal Naval College
Pepys Building, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens
We are proud to have been awarded the Platinum level of Attitude is Everything’s Live Events Access Charter.