Cultural Olympiad

The Big Dance celebrates the launch of the Cultural Olympiad
Cultural Olympiad

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Since 2008, the Cultural Olympiad has featured programmes and projects inspired by London 2012, funded by our principal funders and sponsors. As part of the Cultural Olympiad:

  • More than 16 million people across the UK took part in or attended performances.
  • Over 169,000 people attended more than 8,300 workshops.
  • More than 3.7 million people took part in nearly 3,700 Open Weekend events.
  • Some 2,500 cultural projects have been awarded the London 2012 Inspire mark.

The culmination of the Cultural Olympiad is the London 2012 Festival, providing over 10 million chances to see free world-class events throughout the UK

To find out more about what’s been happening in the Cultural Olympiad around the UK, click on the links below.