Published: Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The internationally renowned Festival brings the very best of outdoor arts to the Royal Borough.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is a key part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, the Council's annual celebration of the borough's cultural vibrancy which provides some of the best and most varied entertainment in the capital.

This year's GDIF programme includes everything from a bus journey in reverse in Eltham to a dance adventure in Thamesmead and a giant illuminated moon in Greenwich.

Opening night - 23 June

French street theatre Compagnie des Quidams will present FierS a Cheval, a group of illuminated white horses accompanied by a symphonic soundtrack, for Friday's free opening night production which will take place in Cutty Sark gardens from 10pm.

Eight newly commissioned productions will be debuted, including an outdoor version of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge from Belgian collective De Roovers in a dramatic location in Greenwich's Peninsula Quays.

Car-free day - 25 June

Car-free day will return to Greenwich town centre on Sunday (25 June) to make it even easier to enjoy the Royal Borough's specially commissioned Pride event 'Out in the Streets' and GDIF's spectacular outdoor performances from the UK and beyond.

Finale - 8 July

Free festival finale The Colour of Light, performed by Compagnie Off, will see enormous colour wheels roll through the streets of Woolwich set to a soundtrack by leading UK South Asian composer Shri Sriram on 8 July.

'Offer something for everyone'

Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald, Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative Industries and Community Well-Being, said: "Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, which has a remarkable commitment to commissioning and programming new outdoor theatre, is a central part of our Royal Greenwich Festivals celebrations.

"The majority of the world-class shows are free and offer something for everyone no matter what their interests or background. I look forward to being amongst the first to experience these spectacular new productions."

Further information

Visit the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival website