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 week beginning Saturday 23 May 2015:

Date Time Programme
Saturday 23 May 5.10pm to 6.45pm Formula One
Sunday 24 May 1pm to 2pm Radio 1 Big Weekend
Sunday 24 May 5.05pm to 6.35pm Formula One
Sunday 24 May 8pm to 9pm Sunday Night at the Palladium
Monday 25 May  12.30pm to 2.25pm Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Monday 25 May 8pm to 9pm Springwatch
Tuesday 26 May 8pm to 9pm Springwatch
Wednesday 27 May 10.30am to 12.15pm State opening of Parliament
Wednesday 27 May  7pm to 8pm The One Show
Wednesday 27 May 8pm to 9pm Springwatch
Thursday 28 May 8pm to 9pm Springwatch
Friday 29 May 7.30pm to 9pm Britain's Got Talent

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 Giovannion 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).