Newport Live is looking for independent non-executive board members, with a passion for Newport, who can help us deliver our strategic objectives.

Newport Live is looking for people with expertise, energy and ambition to assist us with making the Newport population Happier and Healthier. To help take the organisation forward, we are looking for trustees who are willing to give their time and experience to help the communities in which they live and who share the passion, mission and values of Newport Live.

John Harrhy the Board Chair said, “Newport enjoys a diverse population and Newport Live benefits by being able to select staff with a wide range of skills from all areas of the city. As an organisation, Newport Live constantly strives to ensure that its staffing profile reflects the population it serves. To assist in these efforts, we would welcome applications for trustees, irrespective of age, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief and disability.“

You can find out more information about becoming a Newport Live Trustee and download an Expression of Interest Form here...

The closing date for applications will be on 2 January 2018.


Our three wishes of fabulous cast, sparkling costumes and a stunning set have all been granted and the countdown to opening night of The Riverfront’s annual pantomime has begun! This year’s festive offering, in association with the Production Exchange, is the magical Aladdin, which will open on Tuesday 5 December 2017 and it is set to be another hit with the Newport audiences, as tickets are flying out the door!

Over 100 young people took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at the Newport International Sports Village this week. The Dragons Tag Rugby Festival is an annual rugby tournament run by Newport Gwent Dragons and Newport Live and is sponsored by Melin Homes. Officials were also provided by the University of South Wales.

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The community projects at Rodney Parade have been fully embraced by the Dragons. The impact of the regional structure is that the community activities have expanded to incorporate more schools, more clubs and new initiatives. The projects have progressed and continue to develop links with educational organisations and the local community, which includes schools, local clubs, businesses and the youngsters of the region. The Gateway Rugby Project is just one of their community initiatives and is a sporting and social development programme. The Newport Live Sports Development Team assist the Dragons to provide the annual Dragons Tag Rugby festival for the primary schools involved in the Gateway Project.

The aim of the Newport Live Sports Development Team is to ensure young people in Newport have access to regular and accessible sport and physical activity opportunities. The team work closely with schools, teachers and partners to embed bespoke programmes to help them become ‘Hooked on Sport’.

You can find out more about Dragon Community events by following @DRA_community on twitter and you can find out more about Newport Live on twitter @NewportLiveUK or NewportLiveUK on Facebook.


One of Newport Live's favourite coaches was nominated by Newport Live for this years Sport Wales Awards and has now become a Finalist! 

Mark has attended lots of community and family Newport Live events such as Road to Rio and Sport in the Park in the past helping to promote boxing to young people. Described as the ‘heartbeat’ of Somerton ABC boxing club, Mark James goes the extra mile when it comes to coaching in his community.


It’s important that kids have something to do in the neighbourhood” he explains.

In case you hadn't heard, Christmas is a-coming. Whether you can't decide what to ask for from Santa, or you're struggling to find presents for your nearest and dearest, we've got a super selection of thoughtful and creative gift ideas for you...

Just in time for you to find all those perfect Christmas gifts for the people in your life who have everything! The Riverfront have launched their jam packed Spring Season!

The Spring Season is jam packed with all sorts of events for all sorts of tastes! Take a browse through the brochure to see what grabs your attention.. and if you like what you see, you can book your tickets online here...

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Proving that we are the No.1 Comedy Venue in Newport, we offer you some hilarious comedy theatre from Le Navet Bete, Gonzo Moose Theatre, Natalie Cutler and New Old Friends. We will also be welcoming some famous faces in the Celebrity Nights series offering a different night out with Lucy Worsley, John Cooper Clarke, Psychic Sally and a chance to see live birds in the theatre. 

The theatre will be rocked by some fantastic live music concerts in the shape of The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Whitney, Bowie Experience and the King of Pop. At a slightly more sedate pace to sweep you away with their stunning sounds, we also have Sinfonia Cymru, Mid Wales Opera, Welsh National Opera Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. 

We also have lots of fun family options including live theatre shows; Tom Thumb, A Tigers Tale, Captain Flinn and the Magic Cutlass 2 and You've Got Dragons. You will also be able to get jiggy and explore dance as a family with the Discover Dance Festival from National Dance Company Wales and have family cinema in February Half Term with Paddington 2.  

Our regular weekly cinema programme continues and our massively popular monthly Silver Screen events return with Calamity Jane in Jaunuary (which has already sold out!), Pretty in Pink in February and The Goonies in March. 

With weekly workshops and classes and lots more on offer, including 2018 summer and winter shows already on sale, check out all the events on The Riverfront website; or if you want to find out more about the show and talk to our box office staff who can help you choose the best show for you then call 01633 656757 




The Leisure Trust is launching a New Year fitness campaign with a difference, and is looking for local people to take part…

A huge congratulations to our own Angeline Tshiyane, who has won the Prime Minister's daily Points of Light award for Tuesday 24 October.