The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and the activities that take place within it are so diverse, the overall brand is split into four sub-brands:

  • Presenting Theatre 
  • Arts Centre 
  • Community Facility 
  • Corporate Venue

The Riverfront's Three Core Values are:

  • The Riverfront is at the heart of the arts and entertainment scene in Newport.
  • The Riverfront will ensure access for a wide range of the city's population to enrich their lives with the highest quality of participation and audience experience.
  • The Riverfront will be a leading venue in Wales, by offering a broad spectrum of creative arts, the combination of which cannot be found elsewhere in Wales.

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

The 493 capacity Theatre (pdf) is equipped to present the best arts and entertainment with a diverse programme mix of comedy, opera, dance, music and drama.

The Studio (pdf) seats 128 and offers a more intimate experience, where boundaries are pushed and emotions pulled with regular comedy club nights, classical music concerts and a more challenging performance and film programme.

Visual Art Galleries present a stimulating programme of free exhibitions and events covering many aspects of art, design and photography. There is also a selection of Public Art (pdf) in and around the building.

The Riverfront foyer also displays and sells a small selection of locally hand crafted cards, gifts and jewellery. Sweets, ice-creams, selected show merchandise and programmes can also be purchased before a show and during the interval. There is a small cloakroom that charges 50p per item and we are happy to look after your pushchair for the duration of a show.

The Riverfront, a potted history...

Find out about the campaign for an arts centre in Newport, discoveries unearthed during building and how The Riverfront got its name in a Potted History of The Riverfront.