Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Charity information

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Our purpose is to enable the community of Poole and the wider area to experience and enjoy, participate in and contribute to, learn about, explore and discover the arts.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    Lighthouse is the centre of artistic excellence for live theatre, orchestral and popular music, events, film and visual art in Poole, providing a dynamic, world-class cultural facility for Dorset and the South West.

    The organisation plays an essential part in the delivery of the National and Regional Arts Strategy and has an important role as a receiving venue for national and international theatre, dance, music, contemporary circus and film.
    We support and enable the creation of work and artist development and provide a home for the region’s orchestra, BSO.

    Lighthouse is integral to the economic and cultural profile of both the town and region and is a much loved asset and community resource.

  • Aims

    Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts aims to:

    • Excellence and integrity: The work we create and present should always be of a high standard in all aspects of its delivery.
    • A high quality, sustainable, creative environment: We will create an environment that is accessible and sustainable. Lighthouse is committed acting in reducing our negative environmental impact.
    • We are a great place to work, create and participate in the arts. WE encourage all people to take part in the arts in our iconic building.
    • Learning: We inspire and engage children and young people by offering opportunities for formal and informal learning through participation, performance, seeing and hearing work and embracing new ideas
    • Inclusivity and diversity: the power of creativity embraces all cultures, social backgrounds and beliefs, bringing together different groups in our region to make a positive change in our community
  • Overview

    Established: January 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 275961

    Phone number: 01202 28 00 00

    Address: Lighthouse21 Kingland RoadPooleDorset BH15 1UG

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