We are looking for volunteers to support with the delivery of The Big Splash Festival on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July.


About The Big Splash Festival

The Big Splash is a family-friendly festival that takes place both at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and on the city streets of Newport, over the weekend of 23-24 July 2022.

The weekend is jammed full of exciting and action-packed street theatre performances from artists based in Newport, Wales and the UK as well as workshops, live music, stalls and community performances. The festival takes place between 11am – 5pm each day.

Big Splash is organised by team at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre who are part of the charitable trust, Newport Live. It is funded by Newport Live, the Arts Council of Wales and sponsored by Friars Walk and Newport Now BID.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Being part of a local team of enthusiastic and passionate people on an event at the heart of the city

  • Developing your knowledge and skills of the outdoor arts sector

  • Gaining new experiences and supporting your career development

  • Helping to give the people of Newport access to a fantastic and arts experience

  • Supporting the wellbeing of the people of Newport


What the role of volunteer involves

Volunteers help support the delivery of the Big Splash festival. You will be based at a zone (which is likely to be outdoors) on the festival site and will be managed by a designated Zone Leader who will give you a variety of different activities to do to support the festival including:

  • Assisting performers to locations

  • Monitoring your area and working with the Zone Leader, stewards and other colleagues to ensure the zone runs smoothly

  • Sharing information with and helping attendees and audiences at the festival

  • Representing The Riverfront and Newport Live

  • Giving information about the festival to members of the public

You will need to attend a 2 hour training session early in July. You will need to be available for 4 hours over the Big Splash weekend.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and reliable people aged 18 and over to be part of our volunteer team.

If you would like to be part of The Big Splash volunteer team this year please fill in an application form with your details and availability and send it to [email protected]


Download Application Form