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 29 April 2016:

Date Time Programme
Friday 29 April 10am to 12pm Snooker: The World Championships
Friday 29 April 7.30pm to 9pm BBC Young Musician
Saturday 30 April 1pm to 4.30pm Snooker: The World Championships
Saturday 30 April 4.30pm to 5.10pm Final Score
Saturday 30 April 8pm to 9.15pm Britain's Got Talent
Sunday 1 May 2pm to 6pm Snooker: The World Championships
Monday 2 May 9.55am to 11.35am Postman Pat: The Movie
Monday 2 May 7pm to 8pm Invictus Games 2016
Tuesday 3 May 3.25pm to 4.15pm Coast Australia
Tuesday 3 May 8pm to 9pm Bake Off: Crème de la Crème
Wednesday 4 May 3.25pm to 4.15pm Coast Australia
Wednesday 4 May 8pm to 9pm Tonight at the London Palladium
Thursday 5 May 3.25pm to 4.15pm Coast Australia
Friday 6 May 2pm to 6pm Election 2016
Friday 6 May 7.30pm to 9pm BBC Young Musician

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 first screening on Wednesday 18 May is of the world premiere of 'Frankenstein', danced by The Royal Ballet. This is followed on Thursday 9 June by 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 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

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).