Dancing City

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September, 1-5.30pm

What to Expect: Sensory spectacle


London’s much-loved annual outdoor dance festival returns with an extended two-day programme, showcasing captivating performances across the extraordinary piazzas, parks and waterfronts of Canary Wharf. Dancing City offers a surprising and uniquely European alfresco experience right here in London. Amongst many delights this year there’s daring dance circus on a forest of poles, a spectacular fusion of water and dance, acrobatic ingenuity on an airmat and juggling virtuosity based on the choreographies of Merce Cunningham.

The programme will be repeated across the two days, so come along for a jam-packed day of dance or take it easy and make a weekend of it.

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Site Access

There is level access to the performance locations. 

Modern site with level access across. Some sites are accessed via public lifts.  

Viewing area 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available at each performance site.  

On-site walking distances  

This is a large festival site, Some sites are a 40 minute walk between. Most are within 10 minutes. Check the map and brochure on the day to plan your route across site.  

Respite and Access Areas 

Access Area at Columbus Courtyard. Meet here for access information.  

Accessible Toilets 

There are public toilets in all the shopping malls at Canary Wharf. They are located as follows: 

Cabot Place, Mall Level -1, near City of London Drycleaners & Leon 

Canada Place, Mall Level -1, at the end of the corridor opposite Robert Dyas 

Churchill Place, Mall Level -1, behind James Shoe Care 

Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1, adjacent to Radio Alice 

Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar 

All of these locations also have accessible facilities. In addition, the accessible toilets in Canada Place and Churchill Place both have hoist facilities. 

Blue badge parking  

Cabot Square Car Park 

Canada Square Car Park 

Jubilee Place Car Park 

Access drop-off point 

Columbus Courtyard 

Photo route 

Available to download in ‘Where to Find it’ section.  


Alex if you have any Access questions: [email protected] // 07899 893 935 

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

Show Access

Performances are highly visual with little or no spoken word.

BSL interpretation for Get Lost and Born to Protest at specified times.

There will be three tours of Dancing City for audiences with access requirements:

  • BSL Tour and Relaxed Assisted Route: meet at Columbus Courtyard at 12.30pm.
  • Audio Tour, with a Touch Tour of Wild: meet at Columbus Courtyard Access Area at 1pm.

Due to the nature of the Touch Tour, we have limited capacities on each day. To book, please contact [email protected]

Where to find it

Dancing City takes place at locations across Canary Wharf, London.

Download our photo route for Dancing City here.

See our interactive map for all performance locations.

Public transport:

Canary Wharf Pier, served by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.

Canary Wharf station – Jubilee Line,
Canary Wharf Station – DLR
Heron Quays station – DLR.

Bus routes D3, D7, D8, 135 & 277.

Paid public parking and Blue Badge Parking available at Westferry Circus and across Canary Wharf.


BSL Tour

12.30pm Meet at Access Area
1pm Wild
1.50pm Mayfly
2.30pm Bonded
3.30pm Born to protest
4.15pm Doubles
5.15pm A graceful act of Stupidity

Audio Tour

1pm Meet at Access Area
1.50pm Mayfly
3.00pm A Graceful Act of Stupidity
3.40pm Wild Touch Tour
4.45pm Wild

Assisted Route

1pm Meet at Access Area
1.45pm Doubles
3.00pm A Graceful Act of Stupidity
3.45pm Life
5pm Bonded

Watch the 2020 Highlights

Supported by

Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events, Arts Council England and Without Walls. 


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