About GDIF

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual 9-day celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people's lives.

GDIF has been growing every year and in 2013, the Festival features over 150 performances by 30 national and international companies with more than 80,000 people attending the outdoor shows in East and South London.

The Festival is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in this country, with a particular focus on the commissioning and development of outdoor work led by Deaf and disabled artists and artists from diverse backgrounds.

GDIF was founded by Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings in 1996 as an independent festival. It developed out of the former Greenwich Festival into a cross-river festival.

GDIF is produced by Greenwich+Docklands Festivals. Greenwich+Docklands Festivals is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered No. 2876062. Registered Charity No. 103 7878. VAT registration number 629 9872 73.

GDIF archive

Web archive: Browse our Festival Archive online

Or watch our Festival Videos from recent years

Or view our Photo Galleries

Or see what we are getting up to year-round and catch some behind-the-scene glimpses of working with artists and planning GDIF on our blog.