The Woolwich Big Screen and General Gordon Square

Live coverage of major events

The Big Screen in General Gordon Square, Woolwich, is a key focal point for Royal Greenwich as an information and events arena for the community.

Please note: Due to a technical fault, the Big Screen is not currently screening. We apologise for any inconvenience.

While local broadcasts are a priority, the screen also broadcasts live BBC coverage of major events, local and national news, sport, the arts, music and entertainment.

With trees and grass terraces, landscaped General Gordon Square provides a green oasis in the heart of Woolwich.

The Big Screen and built-in bench seating make it an ideal venue to take a break and enjoy outdoor events, news, sport and special screenings.

BP Big Screens: Live opera and ballet screenings from the Royal Opera House

BP Big Screens are back in General Gordon Square this summer with three productions screened live and for free from the Royal Opera House.

The final screening on Thursday 14 July 2016 is a new production of Verdi's gripping masterpiece, 'Il trovatore'.

More information about the screenings can be found on the Royal Opera House website and on our events listings pages.

View the Il trovatore event listing

Additional programmes on Big Screen

Big Screen schedule for the week beginning Friday 24 June 2016:

Date Time Programme
Friday 24 June 9am to 1pm Referendum 2016
Friday 24 June 7.30pm to 9pm Glastonbury 2016
Saturday 25 June 4.30pm to 7.10pm (kick off 5pm) Euro 2016: Wales v Northern Ireland
Saturday 25 June 7.30pm to 10.05pm (kick off 8pm) Euro 2016: Croatia v Portugal
Sunday 26 June 1.30pm to 4pm (kick off 2pm) Euro 2016: France v Ireland
Sunday 26 June 4.30pm to 7pm (kick off 5pm) Euro 2016: Germany v Slovakia
Sunday 26 June 7.30pm to 10pm (kick off 8pm) Euro 2016: Hungary v Belgium
Monday 27 June 11.30am to 4.30pm Wimbledon 2016
Monday 27 June 4.30pm to 7pm (kick off 5pm) Euro 2016: Italy v Spain
Monday 27 June 7.30pm to 10pm (kick off 8pm) Euro 2016: England v Iceland
Tuesday 28 June 11.30am to 8.30pm Wimbledon 2016
Wednesday 29 June 11.30am to 8.30pm Wimbledon 2016
Thursday 30 June 11.30am to 7.30pm Wimbledon 2016
Thursday 30 June 7.30pm to 10pm (kick off 8pm) Euro 2016: Opening quarter final
Friday 1 July 11.30am to 7.30pm Wimbledon 2016
Friday 1 July 7.30pm to 10pm (kick off 8pm) Euro 2016: Second quarter final

Get on screen

We are looking for community input. If your community group would like to show a film or photographs, or arrange a community event in the square with the Big Screen, please contact us at

All screen content has to comply with BBC rules.

The 25-square metre screen went live in 2009 and was a collaboration between the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the BBC and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).