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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

Monday to Thursday
9am – 4pm

9am - 10.30pm

9am - 4pm

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 varied range of workshops and classes at the Riverfront. Keep an eye on this page as we will be making an announcement about autumn workshops very soon!

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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 newly refurbished Riverfront Café is the perfect spot for a catch up with friends or a casual business meeting. Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee and piece of cake or even a glass of something stronger with views across the River Usk. The Riverfront Café is proud to serve Starbucks coffee, Tiny Rebel and Tomos Watkins beer and stock Beth's Bakes cakes. The Cafe will be launching a new food menu this autumn that will include light lunches and pre theatre meals.

Riverfront Gallery

The Riverfront Gallery plays host to a mix of exhibitions from photography to film, textile to graphics, fine art to performance art. This autumn the Riverfront Gallery is moving to the upstairs balcony area where a varied range of artwork will be displayed.


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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


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Latest News & Events


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The Riverfront Re-Opening

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