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


Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit registered charity. The theatre has three core strands: performance, education and heritage. With a regular annual attendance of over 600,000, the Hippodrome is the busiest single theatre in the United Kingdom, and the busiest venue for dance outside London.

Contact: Chris Sudworth, Creative Director [email protected]

Cast, Doncaster

Cast opened in 2013 and since then has played a key part in increasing the profile of Doncaster and aspiration within the town. Cast aims to enrich and inspire the people of Doncaster and the wider region, contributing to vibrant and creative communities. Cast is a place where you can watch incredible shows, share creative ideas and be inspired.

Contact: Deborah Rees, Director
[email protected]

Creative Barking and Dagenham

Creative Barking and Dagenham (CBD) is a project for people living, working and socialising in Barking and Dagenham. CBD is funded by Arts Council England and Barking and Dagenham Council.  The mission of CBD is to create new ways for local people to experience outstanding arts and creative activities, and to promote the borough as a place where exciting art – of all forms – is made and shown.

Contact: Sarah Wickens, Head of Programme
[email protected]



Culture Liverpool

In 2008 Liverpool was European Capital of Culture and the city took centre stage when a series of inspirational and awe-inspiring events took place throughout the year showing the world what we were capable of when it came to showcasing the city. Since then, they’ve continued to build on their world class reputation, using culture as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city.

Contact: Robin Kemp, Head of Creative Development
[email protected]

Freedom Festival, Hull


FESTIVAL.ORG is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts-producing organisations and the lead partner for Global Streets. We commission, re-imagine, produce and showcase a growing repertory of work that brings public spaces to life and is engaging and inspiring large, diverse audiences.

Our annual flagship, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), is London’s largest & longest-established festival of free outdoor theatre, performing arts & installation, taking place across Greenwich & East London, with our Global Streets programming currently focussed on Woolwich and Newham.

Contact: Toby Smith, Associate Director
[email protected]

HOME Slough

HOME Slough’s mission is to increase opportunities and awareness of all the arts in Slough, offering ways for everyone to fulfil their artistic potential. In the next two years we want to increase the number of people participating in arts and culture, building the foundations for Slough’s creative future.


Imagineer Productions, Coventry

Imagineer creates extraordinary outdoor work at the intersection of art engineering nature and social change. Through the frameworks of our professionally produced work, we create training opportunities for new and emerging artists and creatives. Increasingly we aim to produce ambitious large scale work with and in communities.

Contact: Jane Hytch, CEO
[email protected]

Leicester City Council

Leicester City Council are committed to helping partners to develop, coordinate and promote new artist-led activities and commissions associated with the City Festival and Diwali Leicester until 2019/20. Leicester will fund arts organizations to deliver artist-led activities and commissions supporting the City Festival and Diwali Leicester. Leicester aims to bring the arts to people’s doorsteps making it as accessible as possible, with the aim of engaging local, under represented communities and showcasing Leicester’s rich and varied arts scene to residents and visitors alike.

Contact: Robert Snart, Senior Festivals & Events Officer
[email protected]

Revoluton Arts, Luton

Revoluton: sparking creative connections and igniting talent to deliver mind-blowing events. Revoluton Arts is on a mission to bring high quality art to you, through inspirational, accessible and high impact events. It aims to reach out into all corners of the town, uncover talent, collaborate with local creatives and develop ‘Revolutonary’ ideas. This is your time to take part in amazing events, unlock your creative talent or help shape Luton’s creative scene. Join the Revoluton!

Contact: Lindsey Pugh, CEO & Creative Director
[email protected]

Strike A Light, Gloucester

Strike A Light is a Gloucester-based organisation striving to make Gloucester a city with a vibrant culture for all.

We want to see our city bursting with incredible theatre and dance. Creative experiences like this bring communities together. They make life vibrant and exciting – and they can change things for the better.

So we run cultural events that are for everyone.

Contact: Emma-Jane Benning, Co-Artistic Director
[email protected]

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