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 Friday 28 August 2015:

Date Time Programme
Friday 28 August 10.30am to 11am
Friday 28 August 11.30am to 3.15pm Live Athletics: World Championships
Friday 28 August
7.30pm to 9.45pm Friday Night at the Proms
Saturday 29 August
9am to 10pm
Tall Ships Event
Sunday 30 August 11am to 2.30pm Live Athletics: World Championships
Sunday 30 August 7pm to 8pm  Big Blue Live
Monday 31 August 10.30am to 11am  CiTV 
Monday 31 August 6.30pm to 7.30pm Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Tuesday 1 September 10.30am to 11am  CiTV 
Wednesday 2 September 10.30am to 11am CiTV 
Wednesday 2 September
12pm to 1pm
Reading Festival Highlights
Wednesday 2 September 8pm to 9pm  The Great British Bake Off 
Thursday 3 September 
10.30am to 11am
Thursday 3 September 12pm to 1pm
Reading Festival Highlights
Thursday 3 September 5pm to 6pm  Reading Festival Highlights
Friday 4 September 10.30am to 11am  CiTV 
Friday 4 September 5pm to 6pm Radio 2 in Concert: Sam Smith
Friday 4 September 7.30pm to 9.30pm 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.

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).