Support us

GDIF has been presenting world-class UK and international outdoor arts for thousands of people to enjoy for free since 1996. As a small charity we depend on grants, sponsorship and your donations to make the festival what it is.

Keeping the festival free is a constant fundraising challenge and we need your help to make sure that we can continue bringing the highest quality outdoor arts to your doorstep.

GDIF is enormously grateful for all donations helping us to reach our fundraising targets and continue to bring something different for you, your families and the community in Greenwich, East London and the City of London.

If you would like to support GDIF, or for more information about our Patrons Programme, please contact Toby Smith on 020 8305 5028 or You can also visit to make a donation.

Discover more about our current supporters and Patrons.

“The annual miracle that is the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival”

– The Guardian

Become a Patron

Delivering London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts is only possible thanks to the commitment and generosity of our supporters. Our Patrons help many thousands of people to attend the arts for the first time through an annual donation towards the work we do at GDIF.

We develop close ties with our Patrons: individuals who share a passion for the Festival, the arts more broadly, or the London boroughs in which we work.

For a minimum donation of £300, as a GDIF Patron you will receive:

  • Acknowledgement of your support in the Festival brochure and on the website
  • An advance copy of the Festival brochure
  • Priority booking for ticketed shows
  • An invitation to the Patrons’ reception at GDIF

To find out more about becoming a GDIF Patron please get in touch with Toby Smith by calling +44(0)208 305 5028 or emailing

We are grateful for the continued support of our current Patrons:

Tony Hales
Lew Hodges
Maggi Knights
Felicity Lane
Jean Lebrecht
Geoff Pine and Richard White
Dr Maxine Room CBE

Sponsor GDIF with your company

GDIF presents incredible outdoor arts performances to over 100,000 people across Royal Greenwich and East London each year.

Our Corporate Patrons scheme is designed for companies keen to support free access to extraordinary arts events for everyone whilst enjoying a range of benefits. If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Patron or if you would like to find out more about supporting a specific project or element of the Festival, please get in touch with Toby Smith on 020 8305 5028 or

Make a donation to GDIF

We are a small charity and we rely solely on sponsorship, grants and your donations to make the festival what is its. Every donation, no matter how small, can help us to make sure that GDIF can continue bringing the highest-quality outdoor performing arts to you and your communities, year after year.

Make a donation to GDIF. 

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