top of page

barnabas arts house



Located in Newport, South Wales, Barnabas Arts House has a fine art gallery, rentable studios, vegetarian kitchen, a Victorian stage, and is home to several creative businesses as well as offering event hire opportunities. The century-old building has been beautifully restored and transformed into a new and exciting creative space without compromising its heritage, integrity, character or charm. Often called Newport's hidden gem, Barnabas is the city's only independent Arts House.


Our Events

Barnabas Arts House offers a programme of regular events. These include art classes, meditation, book club, film club, creative writing tuition and clay workshops. The fine art gallery is host to frequently changing exhibitions. Should you want to showcase music, comedy, theatre, poetry or film contact us and we can help make it happen.

Upcoming events

Barnabas is always buzzing with activity! As a creative hub that showcases artists from around the world, we strive to highlight the finest talent at our curated art gallery in Newport. Whether you're looking to attend an event or hold one of your own, take a look at our calendar for the coming months and get in touch today! 

    Tue, 07 Nov
    07 Nov 2023, 09:30 – 27 Jan 2024, 15:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A new exclusive winter show, exhibiting original artworks from renowned artists Carl Bevan, John Selway, Jamie Routley, Oriane Pierrepoint, Alex Arnell, Consumer Smith and more.
  • Open Mic at The Phyllis Maud
    Open Mic at The Phyllis Maud
    Fri, 01 Dec
    The Phyllis Maud Performance Space
    01 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 21:30
    The Phyllis Maud Performance Space, Courtybella Terrace, Newport NP20 2GW, UK
    music, comedy, spoken word and more
  • Last Supper Club
    Last Supper Club
    Sat, 02 Dec
    Barnabas Arts House
    02 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    80s Inspired Menu
  • Tuesday Meditation with Inspired Mind Coaching
    Tuesday Meditation with Inspired Mind Coaching
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 05 Dec
    Barnabas Arts House
    05 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 20:00
    Barnabas Arts House, Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." The Buddha
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, 27 Jan
    27 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 12:15
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK

What we offer 

  • An independent Fine Art Gallery with ever changing exhibitions

  • A vegetarian cafe 

  • Rentable studio spaces 

  • Hot desking scheme 

  • A Victorian stage 

  • Events hire spaces 

  • Ten creative in-house businesses 

  • A cinema space 

  • A beautiful Victorian building ideal for photoshoots 

  • Classes, groups, events 

  • A Wellness centre 

  • A ceramics studio with kiln 

  • An established Picture Framing service

Always a warm welcome, greatly appreciated."

Marie, Elaine, Jean

bottom of page