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Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

04 September - 12 September
Organized by: FESTIVAL.ORG
GDIF 2020 is here! 28 August – 12 September

We want to make sure our festival is safe and enjoyable for everyone, so we’ve adapted our programme to prioritise the safety and well-being of artists and audiences. GDIF 2020 will incorporate a programme of uplifting installations and outdoor arts presented locally on people’s doorsteps, celebrating local places and togetherness following a summer of isolation.


Installations running over several days celebrating the NHS, togetherness, and the environment will ensure that audiences can visit at staggered times with plenty of space for social distancing. A new initiative, entitled On Your Doorstep, will bring a carefully curated programme of family-friendly circus and street theatre to the heart of communities in Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich Common Estate, Woolwich Arsenal, Thamesmead, Plumstead, and Eltham.


Dancing City, our annual outdoor dance programme at Canary Wharf , returns this year, reinvented with safe-distancing integrated into the performances and audience experience. (No booking is required for Dancing City events, but capacities will be managed, so please plan your day in advance, and be prepared to queue. Suggested routes can be found on the event page below).


The programme will also include exciting larger-scale outdoor theatre pieces, with reduced capacities and ticketed entry to ensure that the festival experience is a safe and enjoyable one for everyone.

View the brochure online here.

 Image: Stephen Wright