Royal Greenwich Festivals 2019

Royal Greenwich Festivals is back and has more than 100 events taking place across the borough from May to July.

Kicking off over the bank holiday weekend (Saturday 25 May), the eclectic line-up has something to entertain everyone - whatever you're into, whatever your age, wherever you live.

The Royal Greenwich Festivals programme is spread across the whole of the borough so that all residents can enjoy theatre, music and dance on their doorsteps.

Most of the events are free and some even allow you to join in or learn a new skill by taking part in a workshop. Some require booking so check the festival website to avoid disappointment.

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Festival programme

The Royal Greenwich Festivals programme is spread across the whole of the borough so that all residents can enjoy theatre, music and dance on their doorsteps - see below for a taster of what's to come:

Greenwich Family Arts Festival
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June
Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Plumstead, Thamesmead and Woolwich
Fun and inclusive arts activities for all the family with the very best in children's theatre, pop up musical events, family friendly performances and free workshops.

Sunday 2 June - Sunday 28 July
Blackheath, Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Plumstead, Shooters Hill and Westcombe
Enjoy open air entertainment in Royal Greenwich's splendid parks and open spaces. An exciting programme of live music, dance and theatre performances by local artists and groups at outdoor spaces across the borough.

PARKSfest will also feature Emergency Exit Arts' Flights of Fancy inviting you to peek into bird box installations and be transported to a world of invention, digital animation, storytelling and surprise created from the depths and dizzying heights of young imaginations exploring journeys, wellbeing, families and values.

Greenwich Music Festival
Friday 31 May - Saturday 3 August
Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Thamesmead and Woolwich
Listen to the rich, rhythmic sounds of live music from around the world, and closer to home, by local and international artists at a series of free one day music events with a range of free workshops.

Greenwich Book Festival
Thursday 13 June - Sunday 16 June
Meet your favourite authors or discover someone new at the fifth Greenwich Book Festival. Listen to discussions and debates and take part in creative workshops for adults and children in the historic buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
Friday 21 June - Saturday 6 July
Eltham, Greenwich, Thamesmead and Woolwich
A visually spectacular programme of free outdoor performances that will animate the streets and sky to tell emotive and powerful stories. The opening night event will feature UK premières that fuse dance, music, acrobatics and locally inspired storytelling to transform Woolwich into a glittering outdoor ballroom with the help of a giant chandelier.

Greenwich Dances: Moving Eltham
Monday 24 June - Sunday 30 June
Watch vibrant performances from local groups and world class professionals or learn some simple moves and grooves in an array of dance styles including ballroom, Bollywood, bhangra and beatboxing at free workshops.

Moon Festival
Friday 19 July - Friday 26 July
Greenwich, Plumstead, Thamesmead and Woolwich
The Moon Festival draws on humanity's eternal curiosity for the moon bringing Londoner's together for a week-long extravaganza celebrating our relationship with the moon. The out-of-this-world programme features art, music, politics, astronomy and gastronomy - all seen through a lunar lens.