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Hula Hoop Workshop

Saturday 7 July, 10am – 12pm
Saturday 14 July, 10am –12pm
Friday 20 July, 6pm – 8pm 

Free but spaces are limited so pre-bookingyour place is advised.

Fun for the young and young at heart. Bringthe whole family and learn how to Hula Hoop or perfect your skills with our funfree Hula Hoop workshops.

Run by the Sparklettes Wales’ premier HulaHoop Troupe.

20/07/2018 18:00
BIG SPLASH 2018 No need to book this page is for information only
Family Street Theatre Festival

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018
Dydd Sadwrn 21 & Dydd Sul 22 Gorffenaff 2018

Newport’s much loved outdoor arts and street theatre festival, Big Splash is returning to the city streets this summer for a weekend jam-packed with free events and performances for families and all you big kids!

Watch in amazement as the familiar streets of the city centre become transformed into a huge outdoor stage, with exciting and dare-devil performances popping up where you least expect. Keep your eyes peeled for a few surprises too…

Yn yr haf eleni daw hoff wyl celfyddydau awyr agored a theatr stryd Casnewydd, Sblash Mawr, yn ei hôl i strydoedd y ddinas dros benwythnos sy’n heigio o ddigwyddiadau a pherfformiadau am ddim i deuluoedd a chi gryts mawr i gyd!

Byddwch yn llygadrwth o weld gweddnewid strydoedd cyfarwydd y ddinas yn llwyfan awyr agored anferthol, a pherfformiadau cyffrous a herfeiddiol yn dod ar glawr yn y mannau mwyaf annisgwyl. Cadwch eich llygaid ar agor am ambell i syrpréis hefyd.

Check out the highlights from last year's festival...

Follow our updates about the Big Splash online
Big Splash Website
Twitter: @BigSplashFest

The Big Splash returns for its 8th year thanks to the combined funding of Newport Live, Newport City Council and the Arts Council of Wales

Thank you to our sponsors;

21/07/2018 10:00
Minecraft (Ages 6 - 11 years)

Mondays (30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August) at 2pm-4pm

Thursdays (26 July, 2, 9, 16 & 23 August)  at 10am-12pm.

Suitable for children 6 - 11 years

Tickets are £8

A great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social!
Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others, doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges.

Ipads provided.


23/07/2018 to 28/02/2019
Tots Music and Craft (Ages 1-5)

Tuesdays: 24 & 31 July and 7, 14 & 21 August.
10.30am-12 or 1pm-2.30pm
£3.50 per child.

Summer Holiday Fun for under 5's.
Lucy from Happy Hands delivering music and craft specials. Materials provided.
24/07/2018 to 26/02/2019
Isle of Dogs (PG)

All Tickets - £2.50

Wednesday 25 July at 11am & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 26 July at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Wes Anderson

Starring – the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton

Running time – 101 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

25/07/2018 to 26/07/2018
Duck Duck Goose (PG)


All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 27 July at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Monday 30 July at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 31 July at 11am. 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 1 Aug at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 2 Aug at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Christopher Jenkins

Starring – the voices of Jim Gaffigan, ,

Running time – 91 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

Peng rejects the community of his tight-knit flock of geese in an attempt to live life on his own terms, but when he narrowly rescues two young ducklings from an eccentric but deadly cat, the two latch onto Peng like a parent. The makeshift trio embark on a beautiful and dangerous journey through mountains and lakes, bamboo forests, marble caves and deep river valleys to reach their respective flocks.

27/07/2018 to 02/08/2018
Tuesday Cinema Club (Ages 6 - 12)

For just £18 per child, each Tuesday in the summer holidays, you can leave your child (aged 6-12) at the CINEMA CLUB from 9.30am until 3pm. They will then be able to watch a movie, have lunch together and then try a different activity in the afternoon. (Lunch will be a cold lunch box consisting of sandwich, crisps and a drink).

The films they will enjoy are as follows;
   Tuesday 31 July - Duck Duck Goose
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 7 August – Sherlock Gnomes
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 14 August - Show Dogs 
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 21 August – Beauty and the Beast
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

   Tuesday 28 August – The Lion King
   The afternoon activity to be confirmed

31/07/2018 to 28/08/2018
Gadget Club (7-12 yrs)
Wednesday 1 and 15 August 10am-12.30pm
Tickets - £10

Try your hand at various digital activities, including stop motion animation, using Lego and coding.

This is a popular class so please book ahead.
01/08/2018 to 15/08/2018
Sherlock Gnomes (U)


All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 3 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 6 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 7 August at 4pm
Wednesday 8 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 9 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – John Stevenson

Starring – the voices of Kelly Asbury, ,

Running time – 86 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

03/08/2018 to 09/08/2018
Show Dogs (PG)


All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 10 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 11 August at 11am,1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 13 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Tuesday 14 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 15 August at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 16 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Raja Gosnell

Starring – Alan Cumming, ,

Running time – 92 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.

10/08/2018 to 16/08/2018
Mulan (U)


All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 17 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 18 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 20 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Starring – the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong

Running time – 88 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-NaWen) takes his spot. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.

This is Disney adventure at it’s classiest, funniest and most inspiring.

17/08/2018 to 20/08/2018
Beauty and The Beast (U) Animated version


All Tickets -£2.50

Tuesday 21 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Wednesday 22 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Thursday 23 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – Gary Trousdale,

Starring – the voices of Paige O’Hara, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach

Running time – 84 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.


The first animated film to be nominated for a best picture Oscar, Beauty and The Beast has it all – it’s beautiful to look at, a cracking story, a quality Broadway score – and Dame Angela Lansbury as a teapot.

21/08/2018 to 23/08/2018
The Jungle Book (U) Animated version


All Tickets - £2.50

Friday 24 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 25 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Monday 27 August at 11am & 1.30pm

Director – Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring – the voices of Phil Harris, George Sanders, Sebastian Cabot

Running time – 78 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera the panther, and later by the carefree bear Balloo, he braves the jungle's many perils.

24/08/2018 to 27/08/2018
The Lion King (U)


All Tickets - £2.50

Tuesday 28 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Wednesday 29 August at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
Thursday 30 August at 11am & 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

Director – RogerAllers,

Starring – the voices of Matthew Broderick, ,

Running time – 88 mins

Join us for this summer holiday treat!

This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.

28/08/2018 to 30/08/2018
MILKSHAKE! LIVE - The Magic Story Book

Sunday 16 September at 12pm & 3.30pm

Tickets - £16.50, children - £14.50, family of four - £57 (this price will apply automatically in your basket).

Running time 95 mins

Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.


Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brilliant live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.


By Helen Stephens

Saturday 29 September at 1.30pm

Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36 (this discount will apply automatically in your ‘basket’).


When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and  track him down. Helen Stephen’s magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.


Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.


Babes-in-arms go free.


29/09/2018 13:30

Saturday 13 October at 11.30am &2.30pm

Tickets - £9, family of 4 - £28 (this offer will apply automatically)

There are melodies that live in all of us.  No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and play-time with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself…  

Twinkle Twinkle is a heart-warming adventure in melody and light, made especially for very young audiences by an award-winning team of artists. The show features brilliant puppetry, magical interaction and a gorgeous original score.  

Join Marty on his quest to find the brightest star in the sky, and inside all of us.


Tuesday 30 October at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Tickets -£7, family of four - £26 (this offer will apply automatically)

Tall Stories presents
Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father...

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

“There’s realcharm in this production.”
★★★★★ The Scotsman

“Faultless familyfare” ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“Joyous in everyway… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Captivating,inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals for Kids

Age Group: 4+

Running Time: 55minutes, no interval.

ARAD GOCH: CERRIG YN SLIP/SLIP STONES (Yng Gymraeg 10am, In English 1pm)

For ages 2 to 6 years

Thursday 8 November

Dydd Iau 8 Tachwedd


At/am 10am (yng Gymraeg), 1pm (in English)

Tickets - £6.50


Slip Stones


This drama is a development of previous specialist theatre work created by the company over the last 7 years for the Foundation Phase. Once again, we will be using natural objects to tell a story and offering new ways of learning through play in the open air, to teachers and pupils alike. With strong interactive elements, the story will assist children in recognising and discussing their emotions.


Cerryg yn Slip


Mae’r ddrama hon yn ddatblygiad o'r gwaith arbenigol mae’r cwmni wedi’i greu i’r Cyfnod Sylfaen  yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Fe fydd, unwaith eto, yn defnyddio gwrthrychau naturioli ddweud straeon – gan annog y disgyblion a’u hathrawon i archwilio ffyrdd ochwarae a dysgu  yn yr awyr agored. Maeynddi elfen gyfranogol gref yn ogystal â stori fydd yn cynorthwyo’r plant iadnabod a thrafod emosiynau.

SLEEPING BEAUTY The Riverfront Panto 2018-19

From Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019


Tickets from £6.50 to £21 

The Riverfront's panto offers two hours full of song, dance, drama and fun for all the family.

Trouble is brewing at Newport Abbey. The Evil Dowager Aunt Draig is searching for the missing Princess. Lord Griffin of Newport and his son the right honourable Dylan with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper, Muddles the Gardener and Chortwood the mysterious Butler make sure that true love wins out in the end.

Sleeping Beauty contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

04/12/2018 to 06/01/2019
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS 2019 (Ages 6+)

Saturday 16 February at 2pm

Tickets - £8, family of four - £28 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)


The Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits!
The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of the entire audience claiming to be called Bob.

"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" – The Guardian


"Absolutely hilarious." - The Yorkshire Times

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." -Three Weeks 


16/02/2019 14:00