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.

Big Screen schedule

Big Screen schedule for the weeks beginning Saturday 18 July and Saturday 25 July 2015:

Date Time Programme
Thursday 23 July 7pm to 8pm  RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
Friday 24 July 1pm to 2.40pm  Live Formula One
Friday 24 July  8pm to 10pm  Live athletics
Saturday 25 July 2.20pm to 5.20pm Live athletics
Sunday 26 July 12.15pm to 3.15pm Live Formula One
Thursday 30 July 1pm to 2pm Radio One Prom
Thursday 30 July  7.30pm to 8.30pm Concerto at the BBC Proms 
Friday 31 July 1pm to 2pm  Radio One Prom 
Friday 31 July  7.30pm to 9pm Friday Night at the Proms

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.

One of the world's most romantic operas, Puccini's La Bohème, kicks off the action on Wednesday 10 June. It will be closely followed by Mozart's complex and dark comedy Don Giovanni on Friday 3 July. The final BP Big Screen of the summer will be The Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday 22 September.

For further details of the screenings, see our events diary or go to the Royal Opera House website.

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.

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).