What’s On / Beth Sydd Ymlaen

Saturday 21 July / Sadwrn 21 Gorffennaf and Sunday 22 July/ Sul 22 Gorffennaf,

11am – 5pm

The Big Splash map and programme is here! See the full line-up now by downloading your own copy, or pick up a programme from The Riverfront Box Office during Big Splash weekend.

Download your Big Splash map and programme here.


Find out more about individual acts, workshops, and more below…




With over fifty performances across the city centre covering everything from slapstick sketches to surreal storytelling, as well as dance, live music and hilarious walkabouts, Big Splash 2018 is going to be jam-packed with family fun.


The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is the main festival hub and will have lots on offer for you and all the family to get creative and join in with, including workshops and arts and crafts. Location: The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (Cafe Terrace) Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 11am-4pm A mini festival for you … Continue reading Splashtonbury

Live Music

Across Big Splash weekend, we’ll be hosting a number of live music acts in The Riverfront Hub – as part of Splashtonbury – and around the city. See the full line-up and timetable below. Saturday/ Dydd Sadwrn 21 July/ Gorffennaf  The Riverfront Hub (Splashtonbury) 11.00 : Stephen the Busker 11.45 : Chloe Lawrence 13.15 : … Continue reading Live Music


There will be lots of ways for you and all the family to get involved and take part in some fun workshops! Watch this space for all the workshops on offer…

Tots Fun!

The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is the main festival hub and will have lots on offer for you and all the family, to get creative and join in, including drumming workshops, tots fun and arts & crafts.   Under 5’s Zone – Tots Fun! Keeping little ones happy with lots of activities and Tots … Continue reading Tots Fun!

Find your Big Splash team

Take our short quiz to find out which Big Splash team you belong to, then help your team to victory by completing a series of challenges over the Big Splash weekend.


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 two days. You can get … Continue reading Volunteer!

4 thoughts on “What’s On / Beth Sydd Ymlaen

  1. Kate burrows says:

    This all looks brilliant but why have you stopped the acrobats and the firework display in the evening? That was always the highlight of the festival.


    • dewigruff says:

      Hiya Kate. As festival organisers we decided last year to focus on the daytime activity and programmed in 2016 2 full days of family based activity through the core hours up until 5.30/6pm then . It worked well as it encouraged visitors to stay throughout the duration as opposed to having drops in shows late afternoon. The festival has been running for a few years now and we are always looking at ways of adapting it. Thanks for your comments though and for supporting the festival.


    • dewigruff says:

      Hiya Victoria- all the workshops are free- for the drumming workshops please go to the Riverfront Box Office and get a ticket on the day. The other activities are drop in. Box Office and staff can assist with any queries you may have..hope that helps!


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