Royal Greenwich Festival’s returns for another spectacular season

Monday 8, April 2013


Royal Greenwich Festival’s returns for another spectacular season


The series of high quality events will celebrate the cultural vibrancy of Royal Greenwich. Running from 29 March to 22 August, it will provide some of the best and most varied entertainment in the heart of a World Heritage Site, on the banks of the River Thames.


Over 200,000 people attended last year’s events which included imaginative street performance, music to suit all tastes and invigorating dance performances.
Already in full swing, The Children’s Theatre Festival will feature some of the UK’s finest children’s shows along with a host of opportunities for children and families to get involved.

Running until 14 April, the shows and workshops will be taking place at Greenwich Theatre, The Tramshed in Woolwich, Blackheath Halls, Greenwich Dance, Greenwich Heritage Centre and Eltham and Woolwich libraries.Additional events taking place include:

Greenwich Children's Theatre Festival

Dates: 29 March to 13 April 2013

An exciting two weeks of theatre, puppetry, storytelling and interactive fun from leading UK children's theatre companies. Unmissable performances and exciting workshops for young people aged 0 to 25 and families, in venues across Royal Greenwich. Cost: A range of free and ticketed events

Greenwich Dances

Dates: 17 May to 27 June 2013

A festival of dance and movement in places and spaces across Royal Greenwich. Discover inspiring performances and join in fun workshops, as Greenwich Dance brings some of the UK’s leading dance artists to your doorstep – in streets, parks, libraries, museums and more.Cost: A range of free and ticketed events

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF)

Dates: 21 June to 29 June 2013

London's leading annual festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts). A celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people's lives.

Cost: A range of free events


Dates: 1 June to 28 July 2013

A programme of free summer events across local parks in Royal Greenwich. Residents and visitors can enjoy live music concerts to electrifying dance performances.

Cost: A range of free events

Greenwich World Cultural Festival

Date: July 2013

Greenwich Dance and Greenwich Theatre bring together professional artists and local community performers to transform the wide open spaces, secret hideaways and historic gardens of Eltham Palace. The whole family can enjoy this celebration of dance, theatre, circus and music from around the world.Cost: To be confirmed

Greenwich Music Festival

Dates: April 2013 to March 2014

A series of public performances, including staged work, dance, chamber music concerts, film, lectures and educational outreach programs.

Cost: A range of free and ticketed events

Sail Royal Greenwich

Dates: August 28 to September 1 2014

A stunning fleet of Tall Ships will sail the Thames and offer visitors unforgettable views of iconic maritime Greenwich.

Cost: A range of ticketed and discounted events

Councillor Peter Kotz, Cabinet member for the Cultural and Creative industries said:

“The Royal Greenwich Festivals offer something for everyone and have firmly established Royal Greenwich as the place to experience world-class entertainment as it showcases the very best in dance, music, art and theatre. Royal Greenwich is recognised as a great place of culture, its rich mix of arts and entertainment helping to attract millions of visitors from all over the UK and worldwide every year.”

Many of the country's best loved and most experienced cultural groups are based in Royal Greenwich, from the internationally renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to Greenwich and Docklands International Festival supplemented by a host of high quality organisations ensuring there is something for everyone this summer in Royal Greenwich.



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