Dancing City 2024

Saturday 7 September | 1pm-6pm | Stratford

What to Expect: Dance

Free

London’s much-loved, annual, celebration of free outdoor dance is moving east.

This year’s alfresco dance take-over, showcases a host of amazing outdoor spaces across Stratford – popping up in the Town Centre, Stratford Cross, East Bank and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With stunning staging and a huge variety of dance styles, you can catch exceptional homegrown and international talent. Every performance is FREE and unticketed – just show up.

Dancing City is supported by The London Borough of Newham, London Legacy Development Corporation, East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foundation for Future London, University College London and Arts Council England.

What's On

About Newham

Newham is the beating heart of London culture and a key player in recent regeneration. With talented residents at our core, we host events that celebrate our diversity. We believe that cultural engagement benefits everyone and fuels the creative economy. Find out more on Instagram @NewhamCulture or our website: www.newham.gov.uk/culture

Site Access

All shows in Dancing City are free to attend. Just show up.  

Assistance Dogs Welcome 

Relaxed   

Dancing City is a relaxed event. You can join and leave anytime, move around and make noise.   

Level Access  

Dancing City show locations have good step-free access and hard-standing surfaces.   

Access Viewing areas   

Each performance location will have an access viewing area for disabled audience members marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, companions and seating with and without arms will be available. 

Locations and routes 

The festival site includes various locations across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford Town Centre.  

Check the Dancing City festival map and brochure to plan your route, ask a volunteer or at the information point.  

Quiet Space  

A Quiet Space will be avaible for anyone who wishes to escape the crowds for some chillout time in a low sensory comfortable environment.  

Many peaceful areas have shade and seating across the park. 

Accessible Toilets and Changing Places  

The Podium: Accessible toilets and Changing Places– ask in Riverside East café for a Radar key. 

University College London: Accessible toilets and Changing Places- ask at reception for Radar key.  

Westfield Stratford City: Accessible toilets on various levels. Changing Places on the ground floor between Made by Society and Watches of Switzerland, radar key from staff and guest services. 

Stratford Centre: Accessible toilets only.  

Click here for a QEOP map of accessible toilets and changing places facilities.  

Blue badge parking  

Westfield Stratford Car Park. Charges may apply.  

Drop-off point 

Westfield Avenue  

Contact    

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935    

For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected] 

Show Access

Shows with speech will have BSL interpretation  

Live Audio Descriptions will be avaible for Land Empathy, Frock, Patios and Synergy.  

Touch Tours will be avaible for Land Empathy, Frock and Patois.  

Easy-read Visual Guides for Dancing City -coming soon

All shows are suitable for all ages  

Assisted Access Routes  

BSL interpreters and access guides will be on hand all day to guide the audience between events on the following routes:  

1) Live audio description  

2) BSL/Speech Free 

3) Assisted route for anyone who would like support navigating the schedule and moving between events. 

Where to find it

Dancing City takes place at locations across Stratford, London.

Photo route coming soon.

See our interactive map for all performance locations.

Public transport:

Stratford Underground Station

Statford International Station

Statford International DLR Station

Maryland Station

 

Assisted Routes Schedule Dancing City Saturday 7th September 

Live Audio Description Assisted Route

Live Audio Description Assisted Route for blind and visually impaired audiences – to book a headset email [email protected]  

12pm Meet at Stratford Station in the ticket hall of the Westfield Stratford City exit/entrance.    

Or meet at 1pm at the access info point. 

1.15pm Land Empathy Touch Tour 

1.35pm Land Empathy Performance  

2pm Break / Move to next site  

2.30pm Patois Touch Tour 

2.45pm Patois Performance  

3.15pm  Break/ Move to next site  

3.45pm Frock Touch Tour  

4pm Frock Performance  

4.45pm Synergy Performance  

5pm Walk back to Stratford Station  

BSL / Assisted Route

BSL / Assisted Route (for Deaf audiences and anyone who would like support with scheduling and to move between events)  

12pm Meet at Stratford Station in the ticket hall of the Westfield Stratford City exit/entrance.    

1pm  Touch Performance (Speech Free) 

1.15pm Out of the Box Performance (Speech Free) 

2.45pm Patios Performance (BSL) 

3.30pm Are You Here For The Meeting? (BSL) 

4.45pm Synergy (Speech Free, Deaf-led company) 

5.25pm Wheels and Cello (BSL) 

You can take a break and rejoin at any time. 

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