Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Local / community

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Lighthouse plays a vital role in Poole and the South West as a nationally important cultural building where creative work is made, rehearsed, discussed, shared and presented. It is a place where our community present their work and where entire schools can showcase their talent in a professional performance environment - an experience never to be forgotten in anyone's lifetime.

We are  the centre of excellence for live performance, film and visual art in the South West, providing a dynamic, world-class cultural facility for Poole, Dorset and beyond.


Excellence and integrity
The work we create and present will be of a high standard in all aspects of its delivery, from the artists we chose, our production values and how we deliver our business. We aim for a world class standard and this will mean declining to promote work which is not consistent with our mission.

A high quality, sustainable, creative environment
We will create the best possible physical environment for the creation, presentation, participation and enjoyment of the arts; one that is accessible and sustainable.

A great place to work, create and participate
We are a welcoming, friendly, accessible and inspiring destination for artists, our audiences, and our community.   We will deliver a high quality experience, continually surprising and exciting everyone who engages with us with a vibrant, unique, diverse offer. 

Children and Young People
Inspiring and engaging children and young people is focus for us and we do so by offering opportunities for formal and informal learning through participation, performance, seeing and hearing work and embracing new ideas. 

Learning and Participation (L&P)
We place learning at the core of what we do for all ages and abilities. L&P is an integral part of the delivery of Lighthouse’s ambitions both in terms of cultural learning, skills development, audience development and engagement with the wider community.

Inclusivity and diversity
We embrace individuality and diversity of cultures and aim to be accessible for audiences and the whole community. We believe that the power of creativity embraces all cultures, social backgrounds and beliefs and that bringing together different groups in our region will make a positive change in our community. 

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