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Moana (PG) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this half term treat**

All Tickets - £2.50


Monday 20th February at 10am, 2pm & 4pm
Wednesday 22nd February at 10am, 2pm & 4pm
Thursday 23
February at 10am, 2pm & 4pm
Saturday 25th  February at 10am, 2pm & 4pm

2016, USA, 107 mins
Director: Ron Clements,

Auli'i Cravalho, ,

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches animpetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seekout the Demigod to set things right.

20/02/2017 to 25/02/2017
Snowden (15)

Monday 20th February at 7.45pm
Tuesday 21st February at 7.45pm
Wednesday 22nd February at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 134 mins
Oliver Stone

JosephGordon-Levitt, ,

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

20/02/2017 to 22/02/2017
Little Light and Venue Cymru presents

based on the children’s book by Heather Dyer

Tuesday 21 February, 1pm & 3.30pm

Tickets £7, Family Ticket (4 tickets) £26

“Elinor’s bedroom looks ordinary but it isn’t. 
When Elinor is asleep, her bedroom can fly.”

Join Elinor and her bedroom on an adventure to far off lands, under the sea and outer space.  Discover new friends, battling pirates and hapless astronauts.
A creative and inspiring journey where Elinor discovers her own self-confidence and creativity. 

Little Light and award-winning author Heather Dyer join forces to present this classic adventure tale through dance theatre in an immersive digital projection space.

Recommended for ages 4+ and family audiences  

The Flying Bedroom is a co-production with Venue Cymru and is supported by Firefly Press and Creu Cymru.  Mentoring by Rosie Heafford.  Funding by Arts Council of Wales.
CIRCUS OF HORRORS: The Never Ending Nightmare (Early Bird £18)

Thursday 23 February 2017, 7:30pm

Tickets: £23, Reductions £20

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! 
The Circus of Horrors has created history for many things including that it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years.
The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream. Its TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show  & A Royal Command Performance.
The Circus of Horrors started its gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters and many more.

“If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil then you would be only half way there.”
‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ The Daily Mail.

‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ The Times

‘Freaking Awesome’ The Sun

23/02/2017 7:30 PM
Circus Skills Workshop (Ages 8+)
Friday 24th February 10am - 12pm
Suitable for children 8 years and over

Learn Juggling, diablo, poi and staff spinning, tightrope and more. Open to all abilities.

Places are £3.50 per child





24/02/2017 10:00 AM

Lyngo Theatre  presents


A show by MarcelloChiarenza, Adapted and performedby Patrick Lynch 

Friday 24 February 2017, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets: £7 or £26 for group of 4

Suitable for Ages 5+

One of thebest loved classics for children comes to life, literally.

Crickets,cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of ourcollection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pullsall the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio,no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Comeand join him on his incredible journey, you'll have a whale of a time!

COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 24 February
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm

Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!

This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.

The below comedians are booked to appear in February. (The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.)

Dougie Dunlop

Dougie's precision humour is delivered with great warmth, and he’s been selected by many high profile comics, both old school and new, to support them on tour.

“Dougie has a rare ability to tell jokes about ordinary things and be hilarious!” Edinburgh Evening News

Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece was crowned English Comedian Of The Year 2015, a year after bing a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards. A Birmingham School of Acting graduate, he turned to stand-up in 2010 and won the Beat The Frog World Series in Manchester that same year.

Phil Jerrod

Phil recently won the Best New Act and Best New Show awards respectively at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival.

Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life. His innovative stream-of-consciousness style, inspired by a harsh upbringing in the cruel and unforgiving conditions of middle-class rural Warwickshire.

£13 - Postage charges apply

The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.

Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.

24/02/2017 to 30/06/2017
WHITNEY – Queen of the Night.

Saturday 25 February 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £23, Reductions £21

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as Whitney. 

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, I will Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.

25/02/2017 7:30 PM
Silence (15)

Monday 27th February at 7.45pm
Tuesday 28th February at 7.45pm
Wednesday 1st March at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 161 mins
Martin Scorsese

Andrew Garfield, ,

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

27/02/2017 to 01/03/2017
Lunchtime Concerts with Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5

Matinee classical music recitals presented across this year. A chance to meet and enjoy music with lunch or a drink in The Riverfront Cafe before or after the performance. 

Wednesday 1 March, 1pm
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf (arranged for wind quintet and narrator), Janáček Mladi and Narrator Helen Woods.

On St David’s Day join leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru as they explore music that celebrates youth. 

Prokofiev’s ever-popular Peter and the Wolf is a classic tale of youthful bravery and daring, brought to life in this arrangement by wind quintet with narrator Helen Woods.

Written in Janáček’s 70th year, Mladi, meaning ‘youth’, is both joyful and wistful, as the composer recalls his early years using melodies written to echo the patterns of speech.
01/03/2017 1:00 PM
La La Land (12A)

Monday 6th March at 7.45pm

Tuesday 7th March at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2016, USA, 129 mins
Damien Chazelle

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie DeWitt

Soaringly romantic and extremely stylish, this endlessly inventive musical follows Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a Jazz musician, who both scrape by serving lattes and playing piano in dingy cocktail bars. But as successmounts the fragile fabric of their love affair begins to fray. With infectious enthusiasm, charismatic leads, gorgeous songs,vibrant colours and dazzling camerawork, La La Land restores the movie musical to its former glory.

06/03/2017 to 07/03/2017

Tuesday 7th March at 6.30pm

Tickets - £11, concessions - £9

This is a performance opportunity not to be missed. Our company is performing excerpts from the well-known fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ incorporating a narrative and all popular forms of dance genres such as Jazz, Tap, Spanish, Street & Singing to name but a few.

There will also bea post-performance interactive workshop for our audience members at an additional cost- please refer to our booking form.


The Sleeping Beauty

“The court assembles for Princess Aurora's christening. The five fairies present their gifts. Carabosse, a fairy overlooked by the master of ceremonies, enters. Shecurses Aurora. The princess shall die on her 16th birthday, she says, after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.

The remaining seventh fairy the Lilac Fairy comes forward. She cannot put the curse to rest, but she can soften it. The Princess shall not die, she commands, but sleep one hundred years. At the end of that term, a prince will awaken her with true love's kiss”








07/03/2017 6:30 PM
Liz Clarke Workshop
Wednesday 8 March, 2pm-3pm

Free, but you must book your tickets!

As part of the International Women's Day celebrations, performance artist Liz Clarke will be hosting a Super Hero Alter Ego workshop. You will learn devising techniques, share stories and meet other super women! No experience necessary. 
08/03/2017 10:00 AM
International Womens Day 2017
Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10am - 7pm

A day of inspirational guest speakers, films, performances, workshops and demonstrations to celebrate women and their achievements.

The Womens Equality network will host a discussion panel consisting of inspirational women in leadership roles, performances artist Liz Clarke will help you to discover your Super Hero Alter Ego and you can finish off your day with laughs by seeing the female comedian Grainne Maguire. 

Free for all day activities, although tickets need to be booked for Liz Clarke's  Super Hero Aler Ego workshop. Also tickets for Grainne Maguire are £13, Reductions £11. 

Timetable of the day:
10am-12pm - Activities for school groups
12pm - Event Launch
12pm-5pm - Music, activities and workshops.
2pm-3pm - Liz Clarke's Super Hero Alter Ego workshop.
5pm-6pm - Panel Discussion hosted by Women's Equality Network.
7.45pm - Comedian Grainne Maguire. 

Take a look at last year's event...
08/03/2017 10:00 AM
GRAINNE MAGUIRE: Great People Making Great Choices (Ages 16+) EARLY BIRD £9
Grainne Maguire : Great People Making Great Choices

Wednesday 8 March, 7.45pm

Tickets £13, Reductions £11

Gráinne made global headlines tweeting about her menstrual cycle to the Irish Taoiseach - and people say female comedians shouldn't tell period jokes? Nominated for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. As seen on Question Time, The Daily Politics, Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and heard on BBC Radio 4's Now Show. Writer for Dead Ringers, News Quiz and Newsjack. 'An exciting and original voice' (Fest).

 'An exceptional comedy mind with a terrific comedy intelligence'  Skinny

08/03/2017 7:45 PM
Thursday 9 March, 7.30pm

Tickets £19, Reductions £17

Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions present
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers.

In a better-late-than-never nod to Will’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! All of the Bard's greatest characters and plots feature in this single work of dramatic genius, that he later decided to turn into 37 separate plays - in a move that Hollywood studios would have admired, if they'd been around in the 16th century.

The play, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe.

"Hilarious, outrageous fun! A romp of epic proportions."  ****Edinburgh Guide
'Top-notch comic deconstruction of Shakespeare!’ **** The Stage

‘Reduced Shakespeare Company shows are non-stop gag-fests and Long Lost is no different!’ Sonoma Gazette

If you like Shakespeare, you'll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show! THE TODAY SHOW

09/03/2017 7:30 PM
Goldenvoice Presents ELBOW (Doors 6.30pm)
Friday 10th March – Doors open at 6.30pm
Tickets - £35
There is a £1.50 transaction fee.
If you would like your tickets posted there is an additional .70p charge.
10/03/2017 6:30 PM
Youth Music Hub (Ages 14+)
Friday 10 March, 7.30pm

Showcase performance of the Youth Music Champion’s work plus special guests on the night!

The Riverfront and Pentalk Lab are proud to announce Newport has been chosen as one of 100 Music Hubs across the whole of the UK for the Big Music Project. This means that we now have two years’ worth of funding to develop Youth Music Champions, who will experience working in the creative industries and develop opportunities within the music industry and wider community.

Aged 14 – 19 years old? Are you a budding musician? Interested in media? Want to gain experience in the creative industries or develop new skills in music, visual arts, event management and more?  
Contact our Music Hub team at The.riverfront@newportlive.co.uk to find out more…

10/03/2017 7:00 PM
SILVER SCREEN: Bonnie and Clyde (18)

Sunday 12th March film at 3pm, tea served from 2pm

Tickets - £5

A violent 60s classic.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary. Produced in 1967, this film was the sixties’ most talked-about, combining comedy, terror, love and ferocious violence. It is considered to be one of the first films of the ‘New Hollywood’ era, since it broke many cinematic taboos and encouraged other filmmakers to be more open in presenting sex and violence in their films.

If you would like to enjoy a lazy Afternoon Tea to go along with your cinema ticket, you can pre-order this special treat by calling 01633 656679 for an additional £15 per person for a more hearty appetite or you can share one between two for £15. 

12/03/2017 3:00 PM
Manchester By The Sea (15)

Monday 13th March at 7.45pm
Tuesday 14th March at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 137 mins
Kenneth Lonergan

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

13/03/2017 to 14/03/2017
GERRY CROSS THE MERSEY: An Evening with Gerry and the Pacemakers
Wednesday 15 March, 7.30pm

Tickets: £22

Join one of our greatest 60s icons, Gerry and the Pacemakers, who topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s and who were the first band to have their first three records go to No.1. 

With special guest, the sensational Rachel Sinneta, you will be set for a delightful evening of nostalgia, reliving the swinging Sixties and hearing all of Gerry’s Greatest Hits; How do you do it, I Like It, You’ll Never Walk Alone and many more. 

Support Artist: Comedian Mike Lancaster

15/03/2017 7:30 PM
PATSY CLINE (THE CONCERT SHE NEVER GAVE) With Sandy Kelly & George Hamilton

Patsy Cline (The Concert She Never Gave…) with Sandy Kelly & George Hamilton 

Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm

Tickets: £23

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories in this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline.

It is over 50 years since Patsy left a great legacy of hit records and this show pays tribute to this renowned superstar. Featuring the stars of the West End production Patsy, including the talented Sandy Kelly who has been dubbed Ireland’s Queen of Country Music.

This feel good show will feature the unforgettable hits; Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight and I Fall to Pieces to name but a few and will be an evening of true County nostalgia. 

16/03/2017 7:30 PM
ROB AUTON: The Sleep Show (PG) Early Bird £9
Rob Auton: The Sleep Show 

Thursday 16 March 2017, 7.45pm
Tickets £11

This show is about sleep. It is suitable for those who have slept. Following on from 2012's The Yellow Show, 2013's The Sky Show, 2014's The Face Show, 2015's The Water Show, award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton returns with 2016's The Sleep Show. 

‘Entirely compelling to watch’ (Daniel Kitson).

‘Just sad’ (Vanessa Feltz). 

‘We need him’ (Scotsman). 

 ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot.’ (Guardian). 

‘Talented, eccentric, very funny, very real, very human artist takes the viewer on a tour of his view of the world of sleep’ (The Upcoming)
‘Like watching a kid caught in the stage lights of his first Nativity’ (Venue.co.uk).

16/03/2017 7:45 PM
SINFONIA CYMRU with Gabor Takacs-Nagy and Jess Gillam
Saturday 18 March, 7pm

Tickets: £17, Reductions £13, Under 27s £6, Friends of Sinfonia £15

Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy
Saxophone Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 Finalist)

Prokofiev Classical Symphony in D (No.1) Op. 25
Nyman Where the Bee Dances
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major K. 543

Joined by celebrated conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and captivating young soloist Jess Gillam, leading chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru presents music by Mozart, Prokofiev and Nyman.

This uplifting programme will showcase the soaring majesty of Mozart, Prokofiev’s distinctive melodies and the upbeat exuberance of Nyman’s Where The Bee Dances.

Bydd yr arweinydd enwog Gábor Takács-Nagy a’r unawdwr ifanc cyfareddol Jess Gillam yn ymuno â’r gerddorfa siambr flaenllaw Sinfonia Cymru i gyflwyno cerddoriaeth gan Mozart, Prokofiev a Nyman. Bydd y rhaglen ddyrchafol hon yn arddangos mawredd di-ben-draw Mozart, melodïau unigryw Prokofiev a gorfoledd calonnog Where The Bee Dances gan Nyman.

It’s a classic mix of youth and experience on stage, as exceptional teenage soloist Jess Gillam and the brilliant young professional musicians of Sinfonia Cymru will be under the baton of world-renowned conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy. 
Musical Director of Manchester Camerata, Professor of String Quartet at Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, and International Chair in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Gábor Takács-Nagy is a hugely acclaimed conductor and teacher. 

As finalist on BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2016, Jess Gillam wowed the audience with her entrancing performance of Nyman’s Where The Bee Dances. Jess joins the orchestra to reprise this piece. 

Sinfonia Cymru is thrilled to be joined by two such outstanding musical talents.

18/03/2017 7:00 PM
Jackie (15)

Monday 20th March at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 21st March at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 100 mins

Director: Pablo Larraín
Natalie Portman, ,

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

20/03/2017 to 21/03/2017
MR & MRS CLARK: F.E.A.R (Ages 16+)
F.E.A.R.  - A Mr & Mrs Clark production

22 - 24 March, 7.45pm

Tickets £13, Reductions £11

(F.E.A.R.) is a one-man show about constructed fear. It asks directly if the world want us to feel safe. (F.E.A.R.) is a brave, revealing and at times hilarious one-man tour of early child hood memories to midlife identity crisis delivered directly to the audience in a revealing and close up manner.

In this life story, that encapsulates early childhood memories and public information films, a clear and ever more fevered narrative unearths the fears of a middle aged man plagued with the news of Islamic State attacks, the revelations of Edward Snowden, the rise of UKIP and of a growing concern of physical decay. 
Described as 'a powerful blast of theatre', (F.E.A.R.) allows the audience to witness the vulnerability of a solo male performer in full confessional mode. Expect a rollercoaster of dark humour and powerful story telling that becomes ever more fevered and uneasy when discussing the uncertainties of Brexit, state security and dysfunctional ageing. 

Mr and Mrs Clark follow up their Amnesty International award nominated show Smash It Up with another powerful performance questioning the way we live. (F.E.A.R.) is once again a timely piece of theatre that aims to analyse and discuss the constant fear we live with from day to day and its political ramifications. 
‘A powerful blast of theatre’ ***** The Sprout
‘Uncomfortable, hilarious, powerfully honest’ – Social Media 
‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Written and Performed by Gareth Clark 
Directed and Developed by Agnieszka Blonska
Choreography by Marega Palser 
Visuals by Andrew Rock 
22/03/2017 to 24/03/2017
Thursday 23 March 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £21

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, ABBA gained immense international popularity, employed catchy song hooks, thoughtful lyrics and a wall of sound.

As their popularity grew, they were highly sought-after to tour Europe and North America, drawing crowds of near-hysterical fans. They remain a popular fixture in radio playlists and are still one of the world’s best selling bands, having sold almost 400 million records worldwide.

ABBAMANIA was formed in 1998 and is now recognised as one of the most authentic ABBA tribute bands in the World.

ABBAMANIA have hit ‘GOLD’ with their re-creation of ABBA in Concert, and will have you dancing in the aisles with their fabulous LIVE show featuring nearly 2 hours of pure…. ABBA….. nostalgia
23/03/2017 7:30 PM
Friday 24 March 2017 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.50

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic 'Rumours' line-up.

Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from 'The Stage' newspaper, the UK.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played. 

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in a theatrical 2-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section. 

Songs featured include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc…

"Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you."
Bob Brunning, original Fleetwood Mac bass player, and author of ‘Fleetwood Mac: Rumours And Lies’ 

 ‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’ 
The Stage

24/03/2017 7:30 PM
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor
You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

Saturday 25 March 2017 at 7.30pm

Tickets £20, Reductions £18
From the creators of the smash hit West End show 'The Simon & Garfunkel Story', You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’, ‘Fire & Rain’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)’ and the beautiful ‘You’ve Got A Friend’.
25/03/2017 7:30 PM
Lion (PG)

Monday 27th March at 7.45pm

Tuesday 28th March at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2016, USA,118 mins
Garth Davis

Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

27/03/2017 to 28/03/2017

Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th & Friday 31st March at 7.30pm

Saturday 1st April at 1pm & 7.30pm

Tickets - £7.50, Family of Four - £28


Performance 1 (Wednesday 29th) Cardiff Afternoon Academy  

Performance 2 (Thursday 30th) Monmouth Academy 

Performance 3 (Friday 31st) Caerleon Academy 

Performance 4 (Saturday 1st Matinee) Cardiff Morning Academy 

Performance 5 (Saturday 1st Evening) Rougemont Academy 

The Children's Academy of Stage Training (CAST) present the truly amazing musical "ANNIE" in the year the show celebrates it's 40th Anniversary. This classic show was first performed on Broadway in 1977 and promises to be just as much fun for all the family 4 decades down the line!   

Trapped in a municipal orphanage after being dumped on its doorstep as a baby, Annie has had a pretty ‘Hard Knock Life’ so far.

Join orphan Annie, her four-legged friend, Sandy and the vibrant team of naughty-ish(!) orphans. Watch them act, dance and sing their way through this magical musical journey, plotting their uprising against orphanage supervisor, Miss Hannigan and her henchmen – just in time for Christmas.

29/03/2017 to 01/04/2017
CARL DONNELLY: Bad Man Tings (Ages 16+)

Wednesday 29th March at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, Early Bird Offer - £9

Join twice Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Carl Donnelly for an all new hour of funnies as he takes us through his thoughts on reaching the ripe old age of 34, the age that is statistically the happiest of your life. Following the mess that was his late twenties and early thirties (involving divorce, depression, hallucinogens and worse) Carl has now seemingly found peace in being a vegetable planting, self-hating liberal with a wide array of useless kitchen utensils and is trying to work out which life he prefers.


“Observational Genius” The Guardian

“A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity”

**** The Sunday Times

“This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing…proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny” ***** Broadway Baby

“Donnelly can provoke laughter out of anything” **** The Scotsman

“Donnelly has an unerring gift for mining consistent belly laughs. His genuinely cheerful demeanour is infectious” **** The List

29/03/2017 7:45 PM
MACBETH (12A): Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Cinema Screening with English subtitles)

Thursday 30thMarch at 7.45pm (Encore screening with English subtitles)

Tickets - £11, concessions - £9

Running time - 2 and a half hours


Theatr Gen Byw

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Cadw a gyda chefnogaeth gan Chapte

“Hyll yw’r teg, a theg yw’r hyll; Hofran yn yr aflan niwl a’r gwyll.”

Mae brenin yr Alban wedi gwobrwyo ei filwr mwyaf disglair yn hael. Ond mae bodau goruwchnaturiol wedi darogan i Macbeth anrhydedd lawer mwy. Pan fo ei wraig ddidostur yn gwirioni ar addewid o bŵer di-ben-draw, gan annog uchelgais cythreulig ei gŵr, mae ar ben arno, ac mae cynllun dieflig y ddau yn troi’n gyflafan waedlyd. 

Cynhyrchiad safle-benodol Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – yn fyw o Gastell Caerffili – o glasur Shakespeare wedi ei gyfieithu o’r newydd i’r Gymraeg gan y diweddar Gwyn Thomas.

Cast yn cynnwys Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Y Gwyll) fel Macbeth, a Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) fel ei wraig ddi-drugaredd. Cyfarwyddwr: Arwel Gruffydd.

“... y mae pethau, Yn ddrwg ddechreuwyd, trwy ddrwg yn ymgryfhau.” 



Theatr Gen Byw

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter

“Fair is foul and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

The King of Scotland has generously rewarded his brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to bloody massacre. 

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s site-specific production – live from Caerphilly Castle – of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas.

Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife. Director: Arwel Gruffydd.

“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”

30/03/2017 7:45 PM

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand

Saturday 1 April, 7.45pm

Tickets £15, Reductions £13

Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. 

Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows and her first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic. 

“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae. This show is a master-class in cabaret, in singing and in the art of reaching an audience.” Glam Adelaide. 

“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” ~ Billy Bragg

“Her instrument is shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours.... I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct." (David Benedict)The Observer On Sunday

01/04/2017 7:45 PM
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now
Concerts & Cakes
Live Music Now

Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music. 
Wed 5 April, 2pm - Triptych Trio 
Rachel Louise (Soprano), Kirsten Miller (Cello) and Phillip May (Piano)

Wed 3 May, 2pm
Tom Smith (tenor) and Ella O'Neill (Piano)

Wed 7 June, 2pm

Wed 5 July, 2pm
Jessica Robinson (Soprano) and Will Browne (Guitar)

Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake. 

05/04/2017 to 05/07/2017
Frank Sinatra – The Movie Years

Friday 7 April, 7.45pm 

Tickets: £12.50, Reductions £11.50

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story of Frank Sinatra’s film career with stories and anecdotes and singing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest movie songs. 
The show will cover some of his major films; High Society, Guys and Dolls and Pal Joey and will feature the infamous songs; The Lady is a Tramp, Ole Man River, All the Way, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and many many more…

07/04/2017 7:45 PM

Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets - £23 (under5s free, but cannot be booked online).

The Miss Wales 2017 grand final will see around 40 young women from across Wales take to the stage in a bid to win the coveted Miss Wales crown. It’s an upbeat and exciting catwalk show suitable for a family audience and supporting the Miss World charity, Beauty With A Purpose, which helps disadvantaged children worldwide.

Event finishes at approximately 11pm.

08/04/2017 7:30 PM
Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre present
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo

Tuesday 11 April, 3pm

Tickets £11, Children £10, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £36


Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .
The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget.
Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows).   Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.
However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake.  Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!
This epic love story is suitable for all aged 3+

★★★★ ‘Enchanting and hilarious. Bags of sheer family fun’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Charming and cheerful. These scarecrows will make every child smile’ Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘As thrilling as any of the big and joyous West End musicals’ London Theatre 1

★★★★ ‘Playful and delightful’ Reviews Hub

‘Scamp Theatre’s productions are a pleasure for the child in us all’ Evening Standard
'I am delighted that Scamp Theatre have given their magic touch to The Scarecrows’ Wedding’ Julia Donaldson, author and former Children’s Laureate.

11/04/2017 3:00 PM

In The Riverfront Foyer

Join us on either on Tuesday 18th at 3pm or Wednesday 19th April at 12pm or 3pm.


No need to book tickets for this event, just turn and enjoy the show!



A partnership project between Coreo Cymru, Chapter and National Dance Company Wales


The Riverfront is delighted to be presenting a selection of Wales’s most exciting dance companies in an entertaining and engaging one-hour programme touring Wales during the Easter holidays 2017. The programme includes four short dance pieces made specially for foyers and outdoor spaces and features the award winning National Dance Company Wales’ new work ‘Animatorium’ by Artistic Director, Caroline Finn.  


The event is free to all and aimed at a family audience. Bring your little ones and watch their eyes light up as they witness amazing dancers twisting & turning, sliding & tumbling in what promises to be a highlight of their Easter break.

18/04/2017 to 19/04/2017
The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Thursday 20 April, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets £11, Children £10, Family (4 tickets) £36

Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps down to the boardwalk every night to shuffle and stomp to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home since her evil Aunty banned it. But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy and her life is never the same again!

The Tap Dancing Mermaid brings you stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing that will make you want to stick 50ps to your shoes and join in!

“The Tap Dancing Mermaid is the perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.” A Younger Theatre

THE WIZARD OF OZ - Easter Panto
The Wizard of Oz – Easter Panto

Friday 21 April, 3pm & 7pm
Saturday 22 April, 1pm & 5pm

Tickets: £20, Reductions £18, Group of 4 £69

Next April, follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Riverfront for a fantastic all-new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast to be announced!

Join Kansas farm-girl Dorothy and her pet dog Toto on this magical adventure suitable for all ages. Watch in amazement as they are picked up by a tornado and carried off to the magical Land of Oz. With help from their new friends the Munchkins, they to travel to the Emerald City where the great Wizard of Oz lives. 

On their way they meet a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. Will the wonderful Wizard of Oz be able to help them before the Wicked Witch of the West captures them in her dungeon?

Come and join in the fun over the rainbow, as Enchanted Entertainment present a wonderful Easter pantomime version of L. Frank Baum’s much-loved fairy tale. Packed with brilliant dance routines, well known pop songs, lots of audience participation and plenty of laughter for all the family!

There’s no place like The Riverfront for family entertainment, so click those heels together and book your Easter panto tickets now!!!

“This playful, entertaining and interactive pantomime provided an afternoon of laughter, enjoyment and over-excitement for kids and parents” – The Press York

21/04/2017 to 22/04/2017
SILVER SCREEN: Easter Parade (U)

Sunday 23rd April film at 3pm, tea served from 2pm

Tickets - £5

A 1940s Classic Musical.

Released in 1948, the film starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, who were at the time two of the biggest names in Hollywood musicals. The film features a score by Irving Berlin and includes standards such as ‘Steppin Out With My Baby’, ‘We’re a Couple of Swells’ and ‘Snooky Ookums’, which have gone on to be covered by artists around the world in stage shows, films and albums. The film was the highest grossing musical of the year and the most financially successful show for both Astaire and Garland, and remains popular with each new generation.

If you would like to enjoy a lazy Afternoon Tea to go along with your cinema ticket, you can pre-order this special treat by calling 01633 656679 for an additional £15 per person (though you are also welcome to share).

23/04/2017 3:00 PM
Le Navet Bete
Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm

Tickets £14, Reductions £12 
Drama Pass is also applicable - The more dramas you book for the cheaper each one gets!

Hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take you on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby. The frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula, which promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave you flying high.

One of the most popular street theatre acts at last year’s Big Splash festival in Newport, the company return with a full on comedy show. 

Age Guide 7+

27/04/2017 7:30 PM

Friday 26th April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14


“The Beatles Go On” South Wales’ Greatest Live Tribute to The Original Fab Four, Bring their 2017 Show to The Riverfront Newport Friday 28th April.

This Fantastic show takes you on a Journey through The Beatles Career from The Cavern Club in 1960’s Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour through to the final Rooftop Performance on 30th January 1969. Come along and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band’s album and experience Live tracks from EVERY Beatles album in One night of Spectacular Entertainment.”

28/04/2017 7:30 PM
ELO AGAIN: Return To The Blue Tour

Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm / Dydd Sadwrn 29 Ebrill, 7.30yh

Tickets: £24, Earlybird Offer £21 if booked and paid before 31 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album 'OUT OF THE BLUE'

A dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and
visual effects.

This show brings back the age of Glam Rock and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin helps give the ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and you will hear some of their big hits including; Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Telephone Line and many many more…

29/04/2017 7:30 PM
THE MAGIC FLUTE - Mid Wales Opera

Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £15

Mozart's The Magic Flute owes more than a nodding debt to the art of pantomime, a surreal world of heroes and villains, myth and magic : high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry as we enter the ever inventive battleground of Mozart's imagination where the forces of good pursue victory over the evil Queen of the night.

The widely anticipated first production by MWO’s new artistic team - director/designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness - launches a new era promising to astonish audiences, both young and old.

New to opera? Ever wondered what to expect? Take a look at our notes that give you lots more info and video clips to give you a good idea...

If you would like to find out more information about the storyline and the style of direction, you can also read the Director's Notes here...

04/05/2017 7:30 PM
KATY BRAND - I Was A Teenage Christian (Recommended Ages 16+)

Friday 5th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.


One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism…and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure.  Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.


Katy Brand performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live!, and touring around the country with her own show.  She won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows.  Her first novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, was published in 2014.  She has worked as a journalist, screen writer, actor, comedian and director.  She really wanted to be an astronaut but didn’t have the maths.  She also once dressed up as Beyonce on national television and very nearly got away with it…

Age Guidance 16+


‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…’ Evening Standard

‘Intelligent storytelling…she makes us hang on her every word’  The Times


★★★★ The Metro

★★★★ The Skinny

05/05/2017 7:30 PM
STEPHEN BAILEY: Nations Sweetheart

Thursday 11th May at 7.45pm
Early Bird price - £9

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation’s sweetheart and he attempts to bring back the art of conversation. As seen on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side, and supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.


‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ **** One4Review.co.uk

11/05/2017 7:45 PM

Saturday 13th May at 7.30pm

Red seats - £27, concessions - £25.50

Yellow seats - £25, concessions - £23.50

There will be a post-show Meet & Greet with Ian and Natalie, tickets will be an additional £20

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever…

Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. 

Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances.  New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance.

The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.

The pro-pairing have been on our screens for 8 years on the hit BBC show and are best known for their high intensity performances.  Ian and Natalie have become family favourites, as they have always pushed the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couple.

On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.

13/05/2017 7:30 PM
Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £21

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. 

This electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

"Elio rocks!" Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis"

18/05/2017 7:30 PM

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm

Red seats - £14.50, £12.50 for concessions

Yellow seats - £12.50, £10.50 for concessions

Blue seats (restricted view) - £7.50

A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the

lightest and brightest dance event of the year.



Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get

her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder.

George MacDonalds quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch.

19/05/2017 to 20/05/2017

Saturday 27th May at 3pm

Tickets - £11

You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. “Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!


TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show.

27/05/2017 3:00 PM
Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! 

Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. 
Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!
"Works like a dream - your children will love it" The Guardian. 

"Absolutely Brilliant!"- netmums

"Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get- Sooty is on the right hands" Matthew Corbett 

Makin’ Tracks Tour

Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.


As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’


Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

02/06/2017 7:30 PM
JARLATH REGAN: Arseways (Ages 16+) Early Bird Offer £9
Jarlath Regan - Arseways
This show has been postponed until:
Thursday 8 June 2017, 7.45pm

Tickets: £13, Reductions £11

As seen on ITV's Live At The Palladium, Jarlath Regan presents a celebration of screwing up. It's an ode to making a balls of it, an hour of “ sublime standup” (Evening Standard) in praise of failing and failing better while flicking the V sign to everyone focussed on being perfect.

“Always one of the fastest and funniest shows at the festival” (Jason Byrne)
***** “Hilarious”  Independent

**** “Side-splitting stuff” Metro

“More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour” Herald
Recommended by the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Marc Maron.

Independent’s Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe.
(Creator of the Award Winning Irishman Abroad Podcast.)

08/06/2017 7:45 PM
BACH TO BABY: Lower Machen Festival

Saturday17th June, 11am
Lower Machen Festival

Tickets £6, Reductions £4.50, Family £16 *Under 2s FREE

Foundered by Miaomiao Yu, Bach to Baby makes a welcome returnto the Lower Machen Festival with the innovative concert series designed forbabies and their families.


Around the world on 47 strings
It tookPhileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist will whisk you around the worldin under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango inArgentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!

17/06/2017 11:00 AM

Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.

Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.

Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.

A show not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

17/06/2017 7:30 PM
Wednesday 21st June at 7.45pm
Tickets - £7
Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!

21/06/2017 7:45 PM

Wednesday 28th June at7.30pm

Tickets - £21, concessions - £19

Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

28/06/2017 7:30 PM

Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm 

Tickets - £5 

Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!  

Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.  

Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.   

Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!   

For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends  


02/07/2017 4:30 PM
THE BOHEMIANS (Doors 7.30pm)

Saturday 8th July at 8pm

Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50


Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.


The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.


They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.


Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.


Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.


The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.

08/07/2017 8:00 PM
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

To celebrate the  icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. 

As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then  in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly.

A fantastic night out for any Neil Diamond fans!

“If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing” Pat Marsh, BBC 
28/10/2017 7:30 PM
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

Join Aladdin on the adventure of a life time at The Riverfront’s 2017 panto!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50

Aladdin contains flashing lights, loudmusic,loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018