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

Presented By The Royal Ballet with Joe Powell-Main


9 - 10 September | 2.25pm & 3.15pm | Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf

Duration: 10mins

What to Expect: Speech free


The Royal Ballet steps outside with disabled dancer Joe Powell-Main

This inclusive and emotionally charged duet is directed by Alexander Campbell and choreographed by Kristen McNally.

A contemporary reimagining of La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker), this new piece challenges traditional perceptions of ballet, movement and form in a captivating performance with music by Sophie Cotton.

More information on Sleepwalker

Site Access

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

Level Access

There is level access to all Dancing City show locations.
Some sites are accessed via public lifts.

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 shows

The festival site is across the Canary Warf Estate. Performance sites are 5-15 minutes away from each other. Each site has multiple performances throughout the day. Check the map and brochure to plan your route.

Quiet Space and Access Areas

There will be a covered Quiet Space available. The Access Area will have volunteers and staff available for access information throughout the day.

Assisted Access Routes

On Sunday 10th September 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

Meet at 12.30pm Outside Canary Wharf Underground

Accessible Toilets

All these locations have accessible facilities. The accessible toilets in Canada Place and Churchill Place have changing places hoist facilities.

・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 * Changing Places
・Churchill Place, Mall Level -1, behind James Shoe Care * Changing Places
・Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1, adjacent to Seoul Bird
・Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar

Blue badge parking 

・Cabot Square Car Park
・Canada Square Car Park
・Jubilee Place Car Park
・Westferry Circus Car Park

Access drop-off point

Canary Riverside


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

Show Access

Speech Free



Sleepwalker is danced by Isabel Lubach and Joe Powell-Main, choreographed by Kristen McNally, Directed by Alexander Campbell with music by Sophie Cotton.

Supported by

Sleepwalker GDIF 2023 is supported by Canary Wharf Group, The Royal Ballet and Arts Council England.

Where to find it

Columbus Courtyard, E14 4DA

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