The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is thrilled to announce the return of Big Splash, Wales' largest FREE outdoor arts festival, and we're calling on the local community to join in the fun – whether by volunteering, performing on our vibrant community stage, or storytelling on our ‘Bards on the Bus’.

Described as “a slice of Covent Garden in Newport”, Big Splash is the perfect way to kickstart the Summer. With live music, street theatre, dance performances, workshops, crafts, and activities, this event is one not to be missed.

Calling all local performers
Whether you're a local choir sensation, dynamic dance group, musical maestro, poetic powerhouse, or captivating storyteller, the stage is yours. The Riverfront has a fantastic opportunity for local performers to get involved and showcase their talents at Big Splash 2024, the perfect platform to be part of the festivities on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.

Newport Live is committed to representing as diverse a group of communities as possible. We expressly seek and encourage applications from all genders, age ranges, Welsh language performers, people with disabilities and representatives from LGBTQ+ communities and global majorities.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to shine – apply now under 'Community Call Out' on our website!

Join the Big Splash Volunteer Team!

Are you passionate about bringing arts to your community? The Riverfront is seeking volunteers to help make the Big Splash festival an unforgettable experience for Newport!

Volunteers help support the delivery of the Big Splash festival. You'll assist with various tasks such as guiding performers, ensuring smooth operations in your zone, helping attendees, and representing The Riverfront and Newport Live. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable individuals aged 18+ who are eager to be part of a local team, develop skills in the outdoor arts sector, gain new experiences, support their career development, and help bring fantastic arts experiences to the community.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of something special. Whether you’re looking to perform or volunteer, visit The Riverfront Theatre’s website and fill in the application form for either volunteering or performing. Head to