The Full Festival programme for 2017 is all on this website and you can download the full timetable here! If you need this in large print, you can download here also.

There is a mix of weather forecast for the weekend but the show still goes on and there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy so come on down and join us!

The Big Splash family street theatre festival will return to Newport on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July with a weekend of FREE family fun! From mellow to bonkers and everything in between, there will be performances popping up in six Big Splash zones, creating one large outdoor stage in the city centre!

Follow the latest updates and share with us your Big Splash stories on our Twitter @BigSplashFest or on Facebook/bigsplashnewport


The Big Splash festival is created by Newport Live and has been core funded by Newport City Council and The Arts Council of Wales. We are also grateful to our sponsors, Friars Walk  Newport NOW and Western Power, without whom we couldn’t have invited all these fantastic performers to Newport.

Bydd rhaglen lawn ar gyfer Gŵyl 2017 ar gael yn fuan a byddwch chi’n gallu lawrlwytho’r amserlen lawn yma!

Bydd ‘The Big Splash’, sef gŵyl theatr stryd i’r teulu, yn dychwelyd i Gasnewydd ddydd Sadwrn 22 Gorffennaf a dydd Sul 23 Gorffennaf. Dyma benwythnos llawn hwyl i’r teulu, a hynny AM DDIM! Bydd amrywiaeth o berfformiadau, gan gynnwys rhai aeddfed a rhai gwallgof, yn digwydd mewn chwe pharth Big Splash, gan greu un llwyfan fawr awyr agored yng nghanol y ddinas!

Dilynwch y newyddion diweddaraf a rhannwch eich straeon ‘Big Splash’ gyda ni ar ein Twitter @BigSplashFest neu ar Facebook/bigsplashnewport

Casnewydd Fyw sy’n trefnu gŵyl ‘The Big Splash’ a chaiff ei hariannu gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.  Rydym ni hefyd yn ddiolchgar i’n noddwyr, Friars Walk, Newport NOW a Western Power. Hebddyn nhw, ni fyddwn ni wedi gallu gwahodd yr holl berfformwyr gwych hyn i Gasnewydd.



The Big Splash is one of Newport’s largest free, family events. This year it’s jam packed with performances and shows across the city centre, from Friars Walk to Commercial Street to the Riverfront. We need enthusiastic and dependable people who can support the festival by volunteering a few hours over the 2 days. You can get … Continue reading Volunteer!

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    • dewigruff says:

      Hiya Victoria- this year’s festival is all about street theatre so the music that we have is mainly out and about. It’s on the website programme if you look at Saturday and Sunday activity- Railroad Bill are out and about in Friars Walk on the Saturday and Wonderbrass and Samba Galez are playing on Sunday..


    • dewigruff says:

      Hiya Nigel- thanks for the message- this year’s festival is focused on street theatre so there isn’t a direct match there. If there’s anything else though that is a good match, we’ll get in touch.


    • dewigruff says:

      Apologies Jon but we were off the website most of the weekend. This year’s Big Splash was all about the daytime, family crowd, packing in street shows and activities and we therefore didn’t extend the length of the programme to fireworks.


    • dewigruff says:

      Apologies Jen but we were on site yesterday so didn’t see the message. This year’s Big Splash was all about the daytime, family crowd, packing in street shows and activities and we therefore didn’t extend the length of the programme to fireworks.


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