Friday 19 October at 6pm
Saturday 20 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Monday 22 October at 5pm
Wednesday 24 October at 5pm
Thursday 25 October at 5pm
All tickets £3
Director – Eli Roth
Starring – Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen VaccaroTen-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock' noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.
All tickets £2.50
Saturday 27 October at 11am & 1.30pm
Monday 29 October at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 31 October at 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 2 November at 11am & 1.30pm
Saturday 3 November at 11am & 1.30pm
Running time – 97 minutes
In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
All tickets £3.50
Sunday 28 October at 6.30pm
Monday 29 October at 4pm
Wednesday 31 October at 4pm (Relaxed)
Friday 2 November at 4pm & 6.30pm
Saturday 3 November at 4pm & 6.30pm
Running time – 104 minutes
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.
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.
Tuesday 30 October at 11.30am and 2.30pm
Tickets -£7, family of four - £26 (this offer will apply automatically)
Tall Stories presents
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
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.
Tuesday 6 & Monday 12 November at 7pm
Tickets - £6
Playhouse is a national collaboration between Theatre Royal Plymouth, Polka Theatre,Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal. The five theatres work together to commission professional playwrights each year to write short plays specifically for large casts of young people aged 8 to 11 years toperform in Playhouse festivals across the UK. Previous writers include Julia Donaldson, Mike Kenny, David Wood and Philip Ridley.
In 2019 Theatr Iolo will become the sixth company to join the Playhouse collaboration.
Theatr Iolo will be running a Playhouse Festival Pilot in Autumn 2018 and invite you to join us in celebrating the work of local primary schools performing great work by great writers on the main stage of their local venue.
Tues 6th Nov
Jubilee Park Primary
Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon
Mon 12th Nov
Jenner Park Primary
St Mary’s Primary
St Joseph’s Primary
Glan Usk Primary
For ages 2 to 6 years
Thursday 8 November
Dydd Iau 8 Tachwedd
At/am 10am (yng Gymraeg), 1pm (in English)
Tickets - £6.50
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.
Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15 November at 6.30pm
Tickets - £5, concessions - £3
As part of The Riverfront’s Commemoration Programme, three Newport schools will perform an evening of music and drama reflecting on World War One. Presented in the style of a Battalion Concert, with sketches and music.
Saturday 1 December at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm
All tickets £3
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.
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 (Lowri-Ann Richards) is searching for the missing Princess (Alice Rose Fletcher). Lord Griffin of Newport (Michael Geary) and his son the right honourable Dylan (Jack Ayres) with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper (Liam Tobin), Muddles the Gardener (Richard Elis) and Chortwood the mysterious Butler (Richard Nichols) make sure that true love wins out in the end.
Sleeping Beauty contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.
All tickets £3
Friday 21 December at 11.30am & 5pm
Saturday 22 December at 11.30am
Sunday 23 December at 11.30am
Monday 24 December at 11.30am
Running time – 85 minutes
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens Christmas tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Saturday 22 December at 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 23 December at 2pm & 5pm
Monday 24 December at 2pm & 5pm
All tickets £4
Director – Frank Capra
Starring – James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
George Bailey has so many problems heis thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February at 7pm
A modern adaptation of well-known musical Annie with modern songs and suitable for all ages. Follow Marcus and his friends out of the foster home and his wild journey of trials and tribulations.
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