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.

Additional programmes on Big Screen

Big Screen schedule for the week beginning Friday 21 October 2016:

Date Time Programme
Friday 21 October 12pm to 1pm Sounds of the 80s
Friday 21 October 7pm to 9pm Stand Up to Cancer
Saturday 22 October 12pm to 1pm The 1975 with the BBC Philharmonic
Saturday 22 October 4pm to 5.25pm Final Score
Saturday 22 October 6.35pm to 8.20pm Strictly Come Dancing
Sunday 23 October 10am to 12.05pm Great South Run
Sunday 23 October 2pm to 6pm NFL Live
Sunday 23 October 7.15pm to 8pm Strictly Come Dancing
Sunday 23 October 8pm to 9pm The X-Factor
Monday 24 October 8pm to 9pm Autumnwatch
Tuesday 25 October 8pm to 9pm Autumnwatch
Wednesday 26 October 8pm to 9pm The Great British Bake Off
Thursday 27 October 8pm to 9pm Autumnwatch
Friday 28 October 9pm to 10pm Petula Clark Live in Berlin

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).