People at the Festival in 2019

Be part of the Festival

Let us know that you would like to take part in the Great Exhibition Road Festival on 15-16 June 2024.

Submit your proposalDownload the Festival proposals process guidance (pdf)

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2024

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival in 2024. Imperial's proposals process for the Festival weekend has now closed but new opportunities to be involved in the Festival, including volunteering, will be shared closer to the Festival date.

If you would like to contact the Festival team, please email

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a flagship public event in the Imperial calendar, delivered in collaboration with our world-leading cultural neighbours including the Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Music, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. It celebrates the vision of Exhibition Road as a place to discover and explore science and the arts.  

The 2023 Great Exhibition Road Festival was the largest since 2019, with an estimated 50,000-55,000 visitors enjoying a diverse programme of awe-inspiring creative workshops, live musical and other artistic performances, and innovative hands-on demonstrations. Returning for another celebration of science, innovation and the arts on 15-16 June 2024, the event gives our Imperial staff and students an opportunity to engage the public in creative ways and showcase the amazing  cutting-edge research happening here at Imperial. The 2024 theme - Flourish! - will celebrate how science and the arts helps people, communities, and nature to flourish.

Programmes like the Festival are key to our vision to empower society through STEM. Working alongside partners and local communities, the Festival gives you the chance to bring your work to new audiences and connects us with the public to tackle shared challenges. 

"With all the families having fun and feeling welcomed in the university space, as a scientist I rarely think about the impact science has in society. I could observe that this weekend." - Imperial researcher
"The presenters were just brilliant - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly, and made every one of every age very welcome." - Festival attendee
"I am more comfortable with speaking to the public about the research we carry out and have become quite good at explaining it in simple terms. It also helped me re-discover how much I like science!” - Imperial researcher

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 family activity

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 talk

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022

Researcher and visitors with dinosaur public engagement activity

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022


Open to all staff and students at Imperial, volunteering at the Great Exhibition Road Festival can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, build confidence, meet new people and have fun. 

We’ll be sharing more information on how to sign up as a Festival Volunteer closer to the 2024 event.