Full summer events listings

Events are free unless ticket prices are specified.

All details correct at the time of being listed.

For more details about performances, and pre-booking where stated, please follow the link to the relevant website for details.

 

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Hare and Tortoise
    Join these unlikely friends as they sleep in winter, plant carrots in spring, fish in summer and train for the big race in autumn! Accessible production, suitable for 3-7 years.
    Woolwich Common multi-use games area
    11.30am, 2pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    African Dance Workshop
    Suitable for all the family with Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich (BFEG).
    Dial Arch Square, Royal Arsenal Woolwich
    11am, 1.30pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    On Edge by Justice in Motion
    Highly physical parkour and compelling theatre combine to tell a gripping story hidden in the shadows of the construction industry. 12+/all ages.
    Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal Woolwich
    12pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Sounds of the World
    A collaboration between Tramshed and Rhythm Passport, brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences.
    Greenwich Park Bandstand
    2pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Javanese Gamelan Workshop with Byron Wallen
    The sound of the Indonesian Gamelan is truly one of the world's most spectacular. The traditional music learning process is based on imitation.
    Tramshed, Woolwich New Road
    10.30am, 1.30pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Charged: Kids in Focus Showcase Event
    Puppetry, stop motion and music tell a story about friendship, identity, and famous animals.
    Tramshed, Woolwich New Road
    11am, 2pm - £5

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Hare and Tortoise
    Join these unlikely friends as they sleep in winter, plant carrots in spring, fish in summer and train for the big race in autumn! Accessible production, suitable for 3-7 years.
    Terraced Rose Garden, Oxleas Wood
    11.30am, 2pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Telling Tales with Sandra Agard
    An interactive storytelling, drama, games and literary performance session.
    Severndroog Castle
    12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3.15pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Hare and Tortoise
    Join these unlikely friends as they sleep in winter, plant carrots in spring, fish in summer and train for the big race in autumn! Accessible production, suitable for 3-7 years.
    Middle Park, Vista Field
    11am, 1pm, 3pm

  • Greenwich Parks Forum
    PARKSfest 2021@MycenaeGardens
    A celebratory showcase of live dance, music and activities. Featuring Tramshed's, Hare and Tortoise theatre show and Riki Cycle puppet show.
    Mycenae Gardens, Blackheath
    1pm to 4pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    The Lost Colour by The Puppet Van
    A colourful explosion of puppetry, music and comedy - join the race to create the most pinky-est pink paint ever patented!
    Charlton House
    11am, 1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Bubble show and workshop
    Learn everything you didn't know about soap bubbles! Maxwell the Bubbleologist will blow bubbles and your mind.
    Charlton House
    Shows: 12pm, 2pm. Workshops: 1pm, 3.30pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    The Weather Machine by Kate Flatt Projects
    From the pitter-patter of the lightest rain shower to the awesome howl of a storm - the Weather Machine will give you a demonstration of their fantabulous contraption.
    Kidbrooke Village, Cator Park North
    11.30am, 1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Telling Tales with Chinyere Nwaubani
    An interactive storytelling, drama, games and literary performance session.
    Kidbrooke Village, Cator Park North
    12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3.15pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Do What Yah Mama Told Ya! by Just More Productions
    Suddenly Tiny T is no longer clumsy, gains superpowers and Hula Hoops 30 hulas in one go! Using food history and performance to educate and entertain!
    Kidbrooke Village, Pegler Square
    12pm, 2pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Bubble show and workshop
    Learn everything you didn't know about soap bubbles! Maxwell the Bubbleologist will blow bubbles and your mind.
    Kidbrooke Village, Cator Park North
    Shows: 12pm, 2pm. Workshops: 1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Falconry Dismay by Dizzy O'Dare
    A falconry display in true Dizzy O'Dare style - bizarre, chaotic and suitably silly! (No real birds involved!). 5+/all the family.
    Kidbrooke Village, Pegler Square
    Walkabout: 11am. Shows: 1pm, 3pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Boudica by Wild Geese
    One woman stands against the greatest civilization ever known… BOUDICA is a fast-paced, action-packed show challenging children to ask...who am I going to fight for?
    Tump 53, Thamesmead
    11.30am, 1.30pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Hare and Tortoise
    Join these unlikely friends as they sleep in winter, plant carrots in spring, fish in summer and train for the big race in autumn! Accessible production, suitable for 3-7 years.
    Tump 53, Thamesmead
    11am, 1.45pm

    Family Fun Day
    Featuring Tramshed's The Giant Balloon by Dizzy O' Dare, Greenwich Dance taster sessions, Afrobeats dance workshops, parkour, tennis sessions, face painting, craft making, market stalls, great food and loads more!
    Bostall Gardens, Abbey Wood
    11am to 4pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    La Confusione of Arlecchino and his Mates
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    Greenwich Park
    1pm, 3pm

  • Greenwich Parks Forum
    A Park for All Times
    Live music, photo exhibition, art installations and banner displays, with free activity packs.
    Eaglesfield Park, Shooters Hill
    1pm to 4pm

    Greenwich Parks Forum
    PARKSfest 2021@MycenaeGardens
    A celebratory showcase of live dance, music and activities.
    Mycenae Gardens, Blackheath
    1pm to 4pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Telling Tales with Liz Frost
    An interactive storytelling, drama, games and literary performance session.
    Tump 53, Thamesmead
    10.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    The Giant Balloon by Dizzy O' Dare
    Infectiously energetic, anarchic and unashamedly silly! The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Suitable for age 5+ and all the family.
    Tump 53, Thamesmead
    11.30am, 2pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    La Confusione of Arlecchino and His Mates
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    Greenwich Park
    1pm, 3pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    La Confusione of Arlecchino and His Mates
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich
    1pm, 3pm

  • Holiday Fun Friday
    Featuring Emergency Exit Arts', The Glitch in the Wardrobe and Tramshed Arts's, AlgoRHYTHM workshop and La Confusione of Arlecchino show, plus market stalls and activities for all the family.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    11am to 4pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    La Confusione of Arlecchino and His Mates
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich
    3pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    La Confusione of Arlecchino and His Mates
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    Greenwich Park
    1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Bubble Man
    Learn everything you didn't know about soap bubbles! Maxwell the Bubbleologist will blow bubbles and your mind.
    Royal Arsenal Woolwich
    11.30am to 4pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    The Lion Inside by LAS Theatre
    A beautiful, outdoor performance for children aged 4 to 7. This story is about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.
    Royal Arsenal Woolwich
    11am, 1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Riki Cycle - a children's story
    Riki is in training and with help from his puppet friends Ali, Woodz and Tic, he learns what, where, and why we should recycle.
    Outside Woolwich Clockhouse Community Centre
    11am, 1pm, 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Art Workshop with Wired Art
    Join Wired Art as they encourage and support you to unveil your inner creativity!
    Woolwich Dockyard
    Outside Woolwich Clockhouse Community Centre
    Drop-in 10.30am to 3pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Sounds of the World
    A collaboration between Tramshed and Rhythm Passport, brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences.
    Greenwich Park Bandstand
    2pm

  • Greenwich Parks Forum
    Family Fun Day
    Featuring live entertainment including Greenwich Dance's, From Greenwich With Love.
    Choreographed by Mathieu Geffré, this piece with 6 dancers is inspired by true stories.
    Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham
    2pm to 5pm

    Greenwich Parks Forum
    Concert in the Park
    Featuring musical group, The Celtic Hearts, with a performance of Tramshed's Hare and Tortoise.
    Eltham Park South
    2pm to 5pm

    Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    Commedia Dell'Arte
    A story of mayhem between masters, their teenage sons and daughters (all deeply in love) and their servants who try to help them.
    Greenwich Park
    1pm, 3pm

  • Holiday Fun Friday
    Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich bring the Africa Cultural Heritage Festival to this week's fun Friday. Featuring contemporary Afrobeat dance, traditional drumming, fashion, workshops in accessories and raffia weaving. Plus, craft and food stalls.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    11am to 4pm

  • Holiday Fun Friday
    Global Fusion Music and Arts bring their family fun day with live world music, children's workshops in drumming, storytelling, wooden decoration, Chinese lanterns, dream-catchers, tai chi and sports activities, plus a 'lion and dragon' dance display.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    11am to 4pm

  • Plumstead Gardens Family Fun Day
    Featuring Emergency Exit Arts' walk-through audio tour of The Ideal Palace and Greenwich Dance's, From Greenwich With Love, plus face painting, craft making and market stalls.
    Plumstead Gardens
    11am to 4pm

    Greenwich Parks Forum
    Concert in the Park
    Featuring musical group Los Dawsons.
    Eltham Park South
    3pm to 5pm

  • Holiday Fun Friday
    Greenwich Dance brings a bit of romance to our regular Friday fun. From Greenwich with Love will see a love themed promenade join stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    11am to 4pm

  • Royal Greenwich Together 21
    A dazzling day of free entertainment, bringing together the community and the very best performers and entertainers to keep you busy all day long. Featuring: Black Female Entrepreneur Group's African Cultural Heritage Festival, Greenwich Dance's, From Greenwich with Love, Global Fusion Music and Arts' Family Festival, TARU's Brazilian Folia Festival, live music, dance tent, fab street food from around the world and marketplace, theatre shows, workshops, craft making, play activities, 'have a go' games and activities, chillout area with yoga and mindfulness, and funfair rides.
    Charlton Park, SE7
    12pm to 8pm

  • Greenwich Family Arts Festival
    The Giant Balloon by Dizzy O'Dare
    Infectiously energetic, anarchic and unashamedly silly! The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Suitable for age 5+ and all the family
    Tump 53, Thamesmead
    11.30am, 2pm

  • Holiday Fun Friday
    The vibrant Foila Festival, by TARU Arts brings a taste of Brazil including family-friendly dance, drumming and craft workshops, sharing the vibrant and exciting Brazilian culture.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    11am to 4pm

  • Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF)
    Borealis
    This mesmerising installation brings the experience of the Northern Lights to cities the world over.
    Greenwich
    8.30pm to 11pm

  • GDIF
    We Are Watching
    Swiss artist Dan Acher's 'We Are Watching' is a striking image of a giant eye, comprising thousands of digital portraits, of people from over 191 countries, flown on a monumental flag.
    Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
    11am to 7pm

    GDIF
    Family Tree
    Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company, Matthew Xia directs 'Family Tree' by Mojisola Adebayo. Inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951.
    Charlton House
    7.30pm

  • Global Fusion Music and Arts
    Thamesmead Family Fun Day
    Funfair, food and craft stalls, Emergency Exit Arts', The Ideal Palace, wellbeing and sport activities and top musical performances.
    Gallions Reach Park, Thamesmead
    12pm to 5pm

    GDIF
    On Your Doorstep: Deptford
    Pop along to Twinkle Park and experience powerful dance theatre, family-friendly circus and interactive performance art.
    Twinkle Park, Deptford
    2pm, 4pm

    GDIF
    On Your Doorstep: Eltham
    An afternoon of thought-provoking interactive theatre and upbeat, food-themed song and dance.
    Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham
    2pm, 5pm

    GDIF
    Dance by Design: Greenwich Peninsula
    Two-day programme of dance along The Tide at Greenwich Peninsula, celebrating dramatic choreography, music and costume design.
    The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula
    1pm, 6pm

  • GDIF
    Dance by Design: Greenwich Peninsula
    Two-day programme of dance along The Tide at Greenwich Peninsula, celebrating dramatic choreography, music and costume design.
    The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula
    1pm, 6pm

    GDIF
    Greenwich Fair
    Marking the return of much-loved GDIF favourite in a new socially-distanced version, featuring uplifting, family-friendly performances of street theatre and circus.
    Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College
    1pm to 9pm

  • Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich
    Africa Cultural Heritage Festival
    Featuring a live cooking show plus music, dance and crafts.
    Glyndon Community Centre, Woolwich
    10am to 4pm

    Greenwich Parks Forum
    Family Fun Day
    With live music, entertainment and activities.
    Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham
    10am to 5pm

    GDIF
    On Your Doorstep: Thamesmead
    An afternoon packed full of outdoor arts with interactive installations, rousing dance theatre and visual comedy.
    Claridge Way, The Moorings, Thamesmead
    1pm to 7pm

  • GDIF
    Mystery Bird by Quays Culture
    This gentle yet mesmerizing show sees a giant birdcage roam the streets at dusk, featuring magical projections and a soundtrack of birdsong.
    Roaming performances in Plumstead and Charlton
    8.30pm to 10.30pm

  • Greenwich Parks Forum
    A Park for All Times
    Live music, photo exhibition, art installations, pond dipping and free children's activities.
    Eaglesfield Park, Shooters Hill
    1pm to 4pm

  • GDIF
    BALSAM
    Sensory, immersive alchemy where live music combines with theatrical creation of aromatic, healing potions and elixirs, offering a magically interactive experience to delight all the senses.
    Building 41, Royal Arsenal Woolwich
    8pm - £05

    GDIF
    Blue Remembered Hills
    This acclaimed play takes place under the shadow of war, telling the story of seven children playing in the countryside when the boundaries between fun and cruelty become ever more blurred.
    Meet at Abbey Wood Station
    Book online, £0-£15

  • GDIF
    Borealis
    See 27 August for details.
    Woolwich
    8.30pm to 11pm

  • Greenwich Carers Centre
    Forever Young Festival
    Great music, entertainment, a reminiscence zone, health and wellbeing activities, information stalls and great value food and drink.
    Front of Charlton House and adjacent Stables
    11am to 4pm

    GDIF
    Black Victorians
    Developed during GDIF 2020, 'Black Victorians' by Jeanefer Jean-Charles returns as the full and final version. Performed at the Garrison Church with accompanying reproductions of 19th century studio photographs of black men, women and children.
    St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich
    2pm, 6pm

    GDIF
    Healing Together
    Specially-commissioned two-day programme bringing communities together across Woolwich to celebrate resilience and hope at the end of the pandemic.
    Woolwich
    8pm to 10.30pm

  • GDIF
    Black Victorians
    See 10 September for details.
    St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich
    2pm, 6pm

    GDIF
    Healing Together
    See 10 September for details.
    Woolwich
    1pm to 10.30pm

  • Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich
    Africa Cultural Heritage Festival
    A burst of African Culture, music, contemporary Afrobeat dance, traditional drumming, fashion show, African creative workshops in accessories and raffia weaving, Afrocentric pop-up market, a taste of African cuisine food stall, Afrobeat DJ, African acrobatic performance, Afro jazz saxophonist, and African cultural dance group to celebrate and preserve the growing population of the African community in Woolwich and Greenwich.
    General Gordon Square, Woolwich
    10am to 4pm

    Greenwich Parks Forum
    PARKSfest2021@Wynford Way Field
    Performances from local groups, stalls and children's activities.
    Wynford Way Field, Coldharbour Open Spaces
    2pm to 5pm

    TARU Arts
    Folia Festival
    Costumed musicians, dancers, performers and puppets, will pop-up playing drums, chanting, dancing, inviting the public for an interactive, enriching experience for all ages. Sharing with the audiences the energy and joy of the Brazilian music and dance, with performances in General Gordon Square and Powis Street, a touch of Brazil in the Woolwich Town Centre. Folia! Brazilian Festival - make the streets your dance floor and join us for a fun carnival experience.
    General Gordon Square, Powis Street, Beresford Square
    12pm to 5pm

  • Greenwich Parks Forum
    PARKSfest2021@Southwood
    Featuring performances from local groups, nature trail, children's activities and fun for all the family.
    Southwood Park, Eltham
    2pm to 5pm