Greenwich

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 20 May 2016:

Date Time Programme
Friday 20 May 3.45pm to 4.45pm Tropic of Capricorn
Saturday 21 May 4pm to 6pm Swimming: European Championships
Saturday 21 May 8pm to 9.20pm Britain's Got Talent
Sunday 22 May 10.45am to 6pm GUBA
Sunday 22 May 6pm to 7pm Athletics
Sunday 22 May 7.30pm to 9pm Britain's Got Talent
Monday 23 May 1pm to 2pm Athletics
Monday 23 May 3.45pm to 4.30pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Monday 23 May 7.30pm to 8pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Monday 23 May 8pm to 9pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Tuesday 24 May 3.45pm to 4.30pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Tuesday 24 May 8pm to 9pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Wednesday 25 May 3.45pm to 4.30pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Wednesday 25 May 8pm to 9pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Thursday 26 May 3.45pm to 4.30pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Thursday 26 May 8pm to 9pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Friday 27 May 4.10pm to 5.30pm RBG and Reinickendorf
Friday 27 May 8pm to 9pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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 next screening, on Thursday 9 June 2016, is The Royal Opera's powerful production of Verdi's epic opera, 'Nabucco', with Plácido Domingo in the title role. The final screening on Thursday 14 July 2016 is a new production of Verdi's gripping masterpiece, 'Il trovatore'.

More information about the screenings can be found on the Royal Opera House website and on our events listings pages:

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 big-screen@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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).