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 17 February 2017:

Date Time Programme
Friday 17 February 3.30pm to 4.25pm The Blue Planet
Saturday 18 February 1.15pm to 4.30pm Live Athletics
Saturday 18 February 4.30pm to 5.10pm Final Score
Saturday 18 February 6.55pm to 7.55pm Let it Shine
Saturday 18 February 8pm to 9.20pm The Voice UK
Sunday 19 February 12.15pm to 1.40pm Shrek Forever After
Sunday 19 February 2pm to 4.15pm Funny Lady
Sunday 19 February 5.15pm to 6pm Ski Sunday
Monday 20 February 3.25pm to 4.25pm The Blue Planet
Tuesday 21 February 3.25pm to 4.25pm The Blue Planet
Wednesday 22 February 3.30pm to 4.20pm The Blue Planet
Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm to 10pm The Brit Awards 2017
Thursday 23 February 3.25pm to 4.25pm Africa
Friday 24 February 3.25pm to 4.20pm Africa

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).