Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

London's leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts is back in 2022. Peter Gray reports.

A giant puppet of a man at the Greenwich & Docklands Festival
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Now in its 26th year, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) has grown dramatically since its humble beginnings in the late 1990s. Indeed, the 2019 event featured over 300 performances with over 100,000 people attending.

A perennial London favourite, the GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK.It’s a tall order but the South London event achieves its lofty remit with ease, with a line up of entertainments that encompasses everything from mime to puppetry to dance to acrobatics.

Now, after a pandemic disrupted 2021 edition, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is promising a return to its maximalist best in 2022. We can hardly wait. We’ll have more details of this year’s event as soon as they are released.

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What: arts festival
When: 28 Aug - 12 Sept 2020
Where: various, Greenwich
Website: GDIF