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

Presented By Soon Circus Company | UK Premiere

Gregarious

26 August | 13:00 & 16:30 | Cutty Sark Gardens

Duration: 50mins

What to Expect: Dance | Great for Kids | Make some noise

Free

Two friends battle to win in this sweaty, feel-good circus show which takes a swipe at competitive sport.

With spectacular acrobatics, teeterboard and Chinese pole artistry, this tongue in cheek show is packed with humour and virtuosity. By taking competition to the absolute limits, this anti-heroic circus parable, reveals the human cost of trying to be the fastest and strongest.

More information on Gregarious

Site Access

All shows at Greenwich Fair are free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome

Level Access

There is level access to each performance location.
There is a mix of hard-standing and grass areas. Trackway will be used to create accessible routes.
There will be short ramps onto any raised areas.

Access Viewing areas 

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

Distances between sites

The festival site includes Greenwich Park, Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark Gardens.
Most performance sites are 5-15 minutes away from each other. Each site has multiple performances throughout the day.

The show ‘The Air Between Us’ is at the top of Greenwich Park next to the General Wolfe Statue and near The Royal Observatory. An accessible buggy with 1 wheelchair space and up to 4 companions will be available (on a first-come-first-served basis, provided by the Royal Parks team) between St Mary’s Gate and the Pavilion Café in Greenwich Park in both directions. More details will be available at the GDIF accessible social point near St Mary’s Gate.

Check the map and brochure to plan your route or ask a volunteer who can direct you to an information point.

Quiet Space and Access Areas

A covered Quiet Space and Access Area will be provided onsite at the Old Royal Naval College. The Access Area will have volunteers and staff available for access information throughout the day. This will be located on King Charles Lawns.

Greenwich Park will have an accessible relaxed social area near St Mary’s Gate.

Many nearby peaceful areas have bench seating across Royal Greenwich Park and the Old Royal Naval College.

Assisted Access Routes

GDIF volunteers will guide audiences on the following access routes:

1) BSL/Captioned/Speech Free performances
2)Audio Described performances
3)Performances with Easy Read available

Details of routes and meeting points coming soon.

Accessible Toilets

Revolootion (formerly Mobiloo) changing places facilities with a hoist and changing bench will be available at Greenwich Fair.

Please bring a sling to use the hoist.

Greenwich Park has accessible toilets behind the Royal Observatory.

Blue badge parking

Cutty Sark Gardens, Park Row (25 Park Row, London SE10 9NL), College Way Car Park

Greenwich Park, car parking via Blackheath Gate only ( Greenwich Park Car Park South, London SE10 8QY)

Drop-off points

College Way, SE10 9LS
Greenwich Park top- Observatory, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Greenwich Park bottom- St Mary’s Gate, London SE10 9JL

Contact

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935
For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]

Show Access

Highly visual, limited speech

Gregarious Trailer

About Soon Circus Company

Company Soon is a circus company created by the two acrobats and friends Nilas Kronlid and Manel Rosés. They studied on the Circus Program at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts in Stockholm, graduating in 2010. Since then they have worked in many different shows and companies, including Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkör and many more.

They were awarded a Gold Medal at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. In 2016 they decided it was time to make a show of their own; the result is Gregarious.

Supported by

Gregarious at GDIF 2023 is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals and Arts Council England.

 

Where to find it

Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT

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