GDIF 2022 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 26 August-11 September 2022

Presented By The Royal Ballet with Joe Powell-Main


10 - 11 September | 1.35pm & 3.55pm | Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf

Duration: 10mins

What to Expect: Family friendly | Kick back and relax | 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 choregraphed 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

How to attend

Sleepwalker is free to attend.

Site Access 

There is level access to all Dancing City 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 Canary Riverside. Meet here for access information. 

Accessible Toilets 

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 Seoul Bird  
  • Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & 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   

Westferry Circus Car Park  

Access drop-off point 

Canary Riverside  

Photo route 

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


For Access questions, contact // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: 


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Speech Free.

Check out our Access Information page for GDIF 2022 to learn more about our access practices.



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 and the whole Dancing City 2022 programme is supported by Canary Wharf Group, the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe.

They are a commercial and residential property company who, as owner, manager and developer, is responsible for the regeneration of 128 acres of the once-derelict Docklands district of East London. Our purpose is to transform urban spaces into extraordinary environments.

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