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.

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 screenings are:

Additional programmes on Big Screen

Big Screen schedule for the week beginning Friday 23 June 2017:

Date Time Programme
Friday 23 June 1pm to 6pm Tennis: Queen's
Friday 23 June 8pm to 9pm Glastonbury 2017
Saturday 24 June 1.15pm to 5.35pm Tennis: Queen's
Saturday 24 June 8pm to 9pm Glastonbury 2017
Sunday 25 June 2pm to 5.10pm Tennis: Queen's
Sunday 25 June 6pm to 9pm Glastonbury 2017
Monday 26 June 2pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne
Tuesday 27 June 1pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne
Wednesday 28 June 1pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne
Thursday 29 June 1pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne
Friday 30 June 1pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne

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).