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 27 June 2015:

Date Time Programme
Friday 26 June 1.15pm to 5.15pm Tennis from Eastbourne 
Friday 26 June 7pm to 8.50pm Glastonbury 2015
Saturday 27 June 1.15pm to 4pm Tennis from Eastbourne
Saturday 27 June 4.30pm to 6pm Glastonbury 2015
Sunday 28 June 6.15pm to 8pm Glastonbury 2015
Monday 29 June 11.30pm to 8pm Wimbledon
Tuesday 30 June 11.30am to 8pm Wimbledon
Wednesday 1 July 11.30am to 8pm Wimbledon
Thursday 2 July 11.30am to 8pm Wimbledon
Friday 3 July 11.30am to 6pm Wimbledon
Friday 3 July 7pm to 10.45pm Don Giovanni - Royal Opera House

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 Giovanni on 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).