The Royal Greenwich Festivals

Top quality cultural events in Royal Greenwich

Royal Greenwich Festivals logo with the Royal Borough of Greenwich logoThe Royal Borough is recognised as a place rich in culture, arts and entertainment and the array of events on offer as part of The Royal Greenwich Festivals provides opportunities for local residents to participate in the cultural energy and vibrancy of Royal Greenwich.

View the Royal Greenwich Festivals Guide 2016

Here's a quick summary of what's coming up for The Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016:

Greenwich Book Festival: Friday 27 to Saturday 28 May 2016

The Greenwich Book Festival returns for a second year with a programme of activities for schools and two days of talks and topical discussion for adults, along with story-telling and creative workshops for children.

For more information, listings and tickets, go to the Greenwich Book Festival website

Greenwich Children's Theatre Festival: Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June 2016

The Greenwich Children's Theatre Festival is back for its ninth year with a week of fun family shows and workshops at venues across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. During the half term there will be something for everyone; from new work to classics, outdoor performances to intimate studio pieces, plus many creative workshops!

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre and Greenwich Theatre have once again joined forces to create an action-packed children's theatre festival.

More information available soon on the Greenwich Theatre website and the Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre website.

Greenwich Dances: Friday 17 to Thursday 30 June 2016

Immerse yourself in the biggest Greenwich Dances festival yet and experience world-class dance projects and performances across the borough.

More information is available on the Greenwich Dance website

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival: Friday 24 June to Saturday 2 July 2016

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

This year, GDIF comes of age, with a 21st birthday edition featuring the very best of UK and international outdoor arts. Celebrate with GDIF and enjoy traffic free streets, parks, squares and heritage sites all hosting the ultimate festival experience with ten days of perception-changing outdoor performing arts.

Find out more about this event on the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival website

Greenwich Music Festival: Saturday 11 June to Saturday 30 July 2016

Vibrant one day music events held in Woolwich, Eltham and Greenwich Town Centres. Featuring a range of music including classical, world, folk and popular music performed by local, amateur and professional musicians. Events include:

Greenwich World Cultural Festival: Sunday 3 July 2016

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns to Eltham Palace and Gardens for its eighth year, with a stunning afternoon of free dance, theatre, music and circus from around the world, for all the family to enjoy.

The event will also form part of the national Big Dance 2016 event.

Find out more information on the Greenwich Dance website

Parksfest: Sunday 5 June to Sunday 31 July 2016

Join us for a series of local festivals in Greenwich's parks, pleasaunces and commons. Drawing local residents in to watch live performances within easy reach of their homes featuring local performers and groups. The festival is planned, organised and delivered by local Friends of Parks groups.

More information will be available on the Parksfest website soon

Emergency Exit Arts - Interactive Performances: Sunday 5 June to Sunday 17 July 2016

Enter into an extraordinary experience where the digital world becomes physical and the virtual becomes real.

'You Are Here' is an interactive outdoor adventure for families and communities coming to a Parksfest event near you. Families will track an intrepid journey inspired by people's voyages. You are invited to play a game with us and follow the giant blue dot, drop the big red pin and explore what it means to belong, to be lost and be here.

Find out more on the Emergency Exit Arts website

Sail Royal Greenwich Tall Ships: Thursday 14 to Sunday 18 September 2016

A fleet of Tall Ships will be running ticketed River Thames cruises.

Find out more about the cruises, and book tickets, on the Sail Royal Greenwich website