Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
Message from the Lighthouse:
Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is to extend its temporary closure until the end of May in line with the latest advice on stopping the spread of COVID-19 that all venues should close and people should remain in their homes.
All performances due to take place during this period are either cancelled or postponed and we are working hard to reschedule as many shows as possible, but this may take a bit of time.
All ticket holders are entitled to retain their ticket for a rescheduled date or in the case of cancellation will be offered a refund or credit note and are being contacted in priority of the nearest date. We are a small but very dedicated team with a great deal to take care of during this uncertain time so your patience is appreciated.
The reaction of our ticket holders to the closure has really lifted our spirits over these difficult days with many choosing to donate the cost of their tickets. We are truly grateful for their support.
All staff, including the Ticket Office, are now offsite and working from home and the building will be closed fully for at least 14 days in the first instance. We are contacting customers between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and will endeavour to respond to emails as soon as we can. Lighthouse phone lines will remain closed until further notice but please be assured we will be in touch.
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, but we look forward to welcoming our audiences, artists and all users of our building back to Lighthouse very soon. Meanwhile, 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Online ticket sales 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, Monday Closed Telephone Sales only 11am-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday Booking Office 10am til late (varies), Telephone ticket sales from 11am - 8pm Sunday Closed - if a Sunday performance ticket office will open two hours before the show