GDIF 2024 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 23 August-8 September 2024


Getting here

You can walk, cycle, or take public transport to GDIF 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.

All Blue Badge parking and accessible drop off points are outlined on each main event page.

Visit to plan your journey.

About your visit

This is here to help you get the most out of your visit to Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Health and Safety Rules of Entry:

  • No illegal or controlled substances are permitted at the event
  • No glass, weapons, pyrotechnics, illegal items or any other items which may cause danger, offence or disruption will be permitted into the event
  • Security reserve the right to refuse entry to the event
  • Some sites allow service dogs only, and events may be loud and busy
  • Feeling unwell? Please do not enter our sites if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 to help keep each other safe.

Ask for Angela

At GDIF we have implemented ‘Ask for Angela’. Sometimes you can find yourself in a situation that isn’t safe or that makes you feel uncomfortable, and at all GDIF sites you can discreetly ask for help from a member of staff if this happens.
To find out more, please visit:

Weather conditions

The team at GDIF are constantly monitoring the weather. All events will go ahead, unless it is unsafe to do so. Please listen out to onsite announcements, or check our social media to keep up to date!

  • Be safe in the heat by drinking lots of water, wearing sunscreen, seeking shade, and looking after one another
  • Be prepared for rain by wearing suitable footwear, bringing a raincoat or poncho
  • Lots of our sites get cold at night. Remember to bring layers to keep warm.

Be Part of It

You can help make sure everyone has a great experience at GDIF by:

  • Allowing children to the front, and being mindful of sight lines by sitting where possible
  • Respecting accessible viewing areas
  • Following advice from staff and volunteers on site
  • Having your tickets ready and arriving in good time for ticketed shows
  • Respecting others’ personal space and comfort zones
  • Following us on Twitter for live updates, including weather-related information! We will only ever cancel if absolutely necessary, so remember to check the forecast and bring appropriate clothing.
  • Please respect our staff and volunteers and follow their advice – they’re here to help.
  • Understanding entry to the event may be subject to bag searching by on-site security.
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