Aldgate Square Festival - City of London
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Aldgate Square
Aldgate High Street, EC3N

Opening hours

15 June: 4pm-9pm
16 June: 12pm-9pm
17 June: 12pm-3pm

Admission: FREE

​15-17 June

Arts, music, performance, talks and activities from Aldgate and beyond; celebrating all the area has to offer.

Aldgate Square Festival comprises a vibrant spectrum of music, dance, performance, food, games and theatre from across the East End, mirroring the cultural wealth of this fantastic area.

The festival celebrates the new Aldgate Square, which is situated between Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School on the West and St Botolph’s without Aldgate on the East along Aldgate High Street; and it is an opportunity for the wider community to establish an ownership of this new public space.

The weekend will represent a creative collaboration between myriad groups, organisations; arts, educational and religious centres, businesses and individuals, showcasing the immensity of talent which resides in this unique corner of the capital, as well as the strength of its history.

Download the Aldgate Square Festival Programme (3.2MB) to find out who is performing where, and what activities are taking place.

Aldgate Festival events

The festival is being led by City of London in partnership with multiple organisations, including St Botolph’s without Aldgate, Kahaila Café, Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School, Canon Barnett Primary School, Toynbee Hall, Aldgate Community Events, Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, Middlesex Street Estate, Mansell Street Estate, Golden Lane Estate, The Aldgate Partnership, Arts Admin and Toynbee Studios, Cardboard Citizens, London Metropolitan Archives, Survey of London, London Metropolitan University, Swadhinata Trust, RadhaRaman Society and Tower Bridge, amongst many others; and relationships are continuing to build.