Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
Due to continued Government restrictions Lighthouse will remain closed for all live events and activities until the end of August. Use this page to check all our latest news, cancellations and rescheduled events
The reaction of our ticket holders to the temporary closure has been as unprecedented as the times we are living in. THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far.
Arts organisations are the beating heart of their communities and Lighthouse is no exception. For more than 40 years this is where the people of Poole and the wider community have gathered together to share cultural experiences, it’s where lives are enriched and memories made. And so it will be again. Just for now though we must all lead slightly different lives.
We look forward to welcome you back to Lighthouse very soon. Please stay safe and take care.
Experience, explore, discover and join in with the arts at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
Located in the heart of Poole, just a short journey from Bournemouth, 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. Frequent buses run between Bournemouth and Poole. Search morebus and Yellow Buses on this site for timetable information.
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 Dates (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Ticket Office currently open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday with very limited staff cover.