families & children

The Riverfront is a family friendly venue and we want to make it as easy and stress free as possible for you and your family to visit us!

You can bring the whole family to a wide selection of events at the Riverfront including family shows in the theatre and cinema, relaxed film screenings, and a variety of half term workshops and activities. Enjoy a live show together, let your imagination take over in a workshop or encourage your children's creative side during a visit to The Riverfront.


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Family Ticket Discounts

There are family ticket discounts available on some theatre shows including panto, and tickets for family friendly film screenings start from as little as £3.50. Babies and little ones under the age of 2 can come along and sit on an adult’s lap for free. 

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Baby Friendly Activities

We have activities and performances suitable for even the youngest members of the family to attend at The Riverfront! We have baby-friendly cinema screenings, For Crying Out Loud, and day-time comedy clubs Aftermirth featuring big name comedians that dont mind a crying or fidgeting little one.

Our workshop programme also features Hubble Music & Movement a fun and upbeat mixed age/ability pre school workshop suitable for babies from around 6 weeks to children aged 5.

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We offer a range of workshops for young people at The Riverfront including Music & Movement sessions for the under 5s and Youth Theatre sessions from ages 5 through to 17+.

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Children's Holiday Activities

We offer a great range of activities for children each school holiday. Take a look at what is coming up below.

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Big Splash

Big Splash is Newport’s much-loved arts and street theatre festival which takes place annually in July just before the school summer holiday. The festival takes place at both The Riverfront which is transformed into family hub Splashtonbury, and also transforms the city streets into a huge outdoor stage.

The free events and performances for families and big kids includes dare-devil performances, immersive experiences and plenty of laughs, all of which pop up where you least expect them!

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The Riverfront are proud to be a member of the Family Arts Standard, a UK-wide recognised quality-mark demonstrating excellence in family provision. Find out more about the Family Arts Standard at www.familyartsstandards.com