The Four Fridas

1 - 4 July 2015
Presented by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

Programme: The Four Fridas

The Four Fridas

Event information:

Type: Spectacle


Duration: 45 mins


The Four Fridas will be a spectacular, outdoor theatre production celebrating the life and work of the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Audiences will be immersed in a visually thrilling experience, integrating elements of ritual, music, narration, contemporary dance and aerial choreography, played out against stunning video projections in the sky.

Taking inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s lifelong empathy with indigenous Mexico, The Four Fridas will feature a rare opportunity to see the breathtaking ritual flight of the Voladores. The production brings together an exciting creative team led by GDIF’s Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings, including a specially commissioned appearance by Shechter Junior, a new young ensemble of talented dancers from Hofesh Shechter Company, alongside an innovative collaboration between leading UK aerial dance company Wired Aerial Theatre and BAFTA Award winning film maker Tal Rosner, together with film animation by artist Rachel Gadsden. The production is designed by Georgia Lowe with an original script by award winning writer Jay Griffiths, music by BAFTA Award winner Dan Jones and lighting by Olivier Award winning Natasha Chivers.

Gates open at 20:00. Be sure to join us at the festival Mexican Market.

For more information on The Four Fridas, visit our blog.

Part of Royal Greenwich Festivals

Getting Here

Royal Artillery Barracks,
Woolwich, SE18
Entrance via Grand Depot Road

By Train/DLR: Woolwich Arsenal. Then only 10 mins walk.
Follow the blue line on the map. Turn left out of the station on
to Woolwich New Rd. Continue onto Grand Depot Rd. Turn
left onto Grand Depot Rd/A205. Entrance on right.

By Bus: Woolwich Town Centre
Public car parking: Royal Arsenal, off Plumstead Rd, Monk
St, Powis St or Calderwood St multistory. 10 min walk.

By Thames Clippers: Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier

By car: Pay and display parking available on surrounding streets.

Blue Bade ParkingSignposted blue badge parking accessible via the main entrance to the Barracks on Repository Rd. Booking a space in our blue badge area is recommended, but not necessary. To book, email

Four Fridas Map

Access infomation:

Audio Description
The performance on Fri 3 July is audio described. Headsets available at the Info tent (with deposit)

All performances are Captioned


  • Viewing area is signposted. Please see staff or volunteers for accessible seating options.
  • Level access to performance.
  • Accessible toilets on site.
  • Tickets/Booking:

    Reserved seating tickets (£15, £12 concessions)

    Purchase Tickets

    Free walk-up promenade access available on the day.

    Limited paid (cash) seating will also be available for walkups.

    Recommended Age: 12+

    Accessible Seating
    Seats in the reserved seating section are not step-free. If you have any access requirements and would like to reserve a space in our viewing area for the performance, please contact us at Spaces will also be available on the day. Please see a staff member or volunteer at the venue to access the viewing platform.

    Location & Map:

    Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, SE18 4BH