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Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

The lighthouse building and logo illuminating the night sky in Poole

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Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is to open again to the public on Tuesday 15 September. 

There will be a small programme of socially distanced film, comedy, theatre and music and encourage you to book ahead and book online.  With reduced capacity performances will sell out faster. 

Lighthouse Outside Pack a picnic, bring your friends and family and enjoy four unforgettable weekends of live theatre, music, comedy (for the grown ups and for kids) and more. 

Set in the amphitheatre to the side of Lighthouse, become immersed in this outdoor theatrical experience, with a great view of some of the best artists and musicians taking part.  You'll be seated on the grass, so please feel free to bring your own chairs, picnic rug, blankets and cushions to sit on. Completing your outdoor experience, our Studio bar will be open, so you can grab a refreshment and sit back and enjoy live performance once again. 

Ticket Office will be open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday with very limited staff cover.  Thank you for your understanding.

We are really looking forward to welcome you back to Lighthouse very soon.  Please stay safe and take care.

Use this page to check all our latest news, cancellations and rescheduled events.

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Experience, explore, discover and join in with the arts at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Located in the heart of Poole, Lighthouse welcomes thousands of visitors each year to experience a broad range of live events. The largest regional arts centre in the UK and home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Lighthouse holds a symphonic concert hall, mid-scale theatre, small-scale studio theatre, independent cinema, art galleries and function rooms our audiences can discover and enjoy an extraordinary mix of art forms all under one roof.

Lighthouse boasts a year round programme of national and international events including dance, music, drama, comedy, film, visual arts, workshops and family theatre.

Located immediately opposite Poole bus station, a 5 minute walk from the train station and close to plenty of car parks, the centre is ideally situated for visitors.

To make your visit to Lighthouse as easy as possible we have designated setting down and collection bays at the front of the building for disabled customers and there is level access to the foyers, bars, café, toilets, performance spaces and all floors. There are sound enhancement systems that can be used in the concert hall, cinema, studio and theatre and our performances often have audio description and captioning – please see our website for details.

Our bars and cafe are the perfect place to relax with friends and family before a show - don't forget to pre-order your interval drinks and avoid the rush!

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Ticket Office currently open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday with very limited staff cover.

Kingland Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1UG
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