GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Access at GDIF

We aim to offer an unforgettable and accessible festival for everyone.

Inclusion is at the heart of GDIF. We platform Deaf and disabled artists and work with all our artists and teams to make each part of your festival experience accessible

Access on site

Our friendly staff and volunteers will greet you. They have received Disability Equality and Communication Access training.
The festival takes place across different locations.

All of our sites:

・Are relaxed
・Are wheelchair accessible
・Welcome Assistance Dogs
・Have chairs available

Larger festival sites for Greenwich Fair and Dancing City will have:

・Access staff and welcome point
・Covered quiet area
・Changing Places facilities
・Induction loops at the welcome point
・Accessible viewing areas

You can check our event pages for detailed access information for each site, such as Access and quiet areas, Blue badge parking, Accessible toilets, Photo travel routes, Maps, and Assisted Routes.

Info is coming soon for GDIF 2023.

Accessible shows

We have bespoke accessibility for each show:

・Shows with speech will have BSL interpreted or captioned performances. Some shows are captioned via The Difference Engine App.
・Many shows will have pre-show touch and familiarisation tours
・Many shows will have a downloadable Audio Introduction, and selected shows are live Audio Described via headset
・All of our shows are relaxed
・We offer Touch, Audio, Relaxed and BSL routes at larger events
・Easy Read Visual Stories can be downloaded and printed copies will be available

BSL Film Access and Inclusion at GDIF

Audio Access and Inclusion at GDIF

Getting to the Festival


The festival takes place across different locations across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, East London and the City of London. At larger events, volunteers will signpost you from transport links.

・All Blue Badge parking and accessible drop-off points
・Easy Read photo routes from the nearest transport links
・Accessible public transport options

This year’s GDIF 2023 festival brochure is available in BSL, Audio, Large Print and Easy Read Visual Guide

Check out our BSL Films

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”

Get in touch

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

Kat Gill 
Access Producer

[email protected]

+ 44 208 305 5021

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

We are proud to be the first UK Festival to be awarded the Platinum level of Attitude is Everything’s Live Events Access Charter. has been accredited as Communication Accessible by the RCSLT

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