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about this venue

A lively theatre and arts centre based in the centre of Newport City centre that brings as many people as possible into contact with the arts and creativity, with professional performances, film screenings and workshops.

The Riverfront is Newport's only professional presenting theatre and arts centre and has two theatre spaces, a visual art gallery space, dance studio, recording studio, workshop rooms, conference room and licensed cafe.

The Riverfront

The Riverfront 
NP20 1HG 

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Opening Hours

The Riverfront is currently closed.

Centre Opening Hours

What we offer

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Take a look at the range of shows and events currently on at The Riverfront including live music, drama, comedy, dance, opera and more.

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Films worth talking about at The Riverfront! Throughout the season the cinema programme will bring Newport the best in family films, drama, comedy, art house and documentaries from as little as £3.

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Workshops & Classes

We offer a large range of weekly workshops and classes for all ages including ceramics, yoga, dance and theatre.

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Recording Studio

C.O.B.R.A. Music Studios is based at the Riverfront Theatre. C.O.B.R.A. Music Studios formed in 2017 as a purely On-Location Recording Company, specialising in Large Ensemble Recording. In 2019, the demand grew for Smaller Ensemble and Solo Recording - which saw C.O.B.R.A. Music Studios open its first Studio Premises.

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Venue & Spaces to hire

With two theatres, an art gallery, dance studio, conference room, three workshop/function rooms, bar, café and foyer areas, The Riverfront can provide a dramatic and memorable venue for conferences, events, meetings, corporate entertaining and more.


The Riverfront Café is the perfect spot for pre-theatre food and drink, a catch up with friends or a casual business meeting. Enjoy a late breakfast, lunch or a relaxing cup of coffee and piece of cake with views across the River Usk at The Riverfront Café. The Riverfront Café is proud to serve Starbucks coffee and stock Beth's Bakes cakes and Tomos Watkins beer.

Art Gallery

Take a look at our Art Gallery which plays host to a mix of exhibitions from photography to film, textile to graphics, fine art to performance art.


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Community Arts Development

The Community Arts Development team aims to provide creative opportunities for people of all ages within the many communities of Newport. They co-ordinate different arts projects, events, activities and workshops throughout Newport including drama, dance, arts and crafts, music and more.

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Artist Development

Every aspect of our programme involves working with artists in some way, so it’s important to us that we prioritise support and development that is easily accessible for artists and creatives working across the creative and cultural sector in Wales.

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If you have an online account you can book using our timetables below. Alternatively give us a call on 01633 656757 or send an email to enquiries@newportlive.co.uk.


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Latest News & Events


Update on The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre

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Newport Lockdown

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Customer Update - 7th September 2020

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