Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, Newport Live venues are now closed and will not be open to the public until it is safe as we follow Government guidance. More details can be found here.


We passionately believe that the shows, performances, films and activities we offer are For EVERYbody! We also understand that many people think that the Arts are not for them and we’re on a mission to change that.

We want to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy the Arts, and Community Critics is just one of the ways you can get involved. Whether you’re an individual, part of a community or sports group, you’re involved with a charity or have a school group, you can apply to attend a show as part of our Community Critics scheme – whatever your circumstances.

You can apply for tickets to any of our shows and – where possible – we will accommodate you. All we ask is that you provide a review of your experience; this could be a video, blog post, piece of poetry or artwork. Anything goes!

To apply to be a Community Critic, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know which event you’d like to attend, as well as your contact details and if applicable, details of your club or group.

Please note, Community Critics tickets are always subject to availability. If we can’t offer tickets for your chosen event, we aim to offer a suitable alternative.