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.
What we offer
The Riverfront Pantomime 2023!
Written and directed by Richard Gauntlett, who brought last year’s Robin Hood to life, and starring Newport favourite Richard Elis, Beauty and the Beast is on stage at The Riverfront from 29 November until 6 January for a fabulous festive treat.
Festivals & Events
The Riverfront hosts a number of festivals and events both in the building and across the city of Newport throughout the year. Key annual events that can’t be missed include International Women’s Day celebrations in March, Big Splash in July, and Art on the Hill in November.
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.
The Riverfront supports the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme.
The scheme encourages organisations with premises open to the public in Newport to support breastfeeding by being welcoming, friendly and supportive. We have attended a breastfeeding awareness session and are committed to being a Breastfeeding Welcome premise.
The Riverfront are proud members of TYA Cymru.
ASSITEJ UK is a member of the global network that is ASSITEJ International. ASSITEJ International unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people.