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“An Arts Centre?”

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts
Ranked #14 of 67 things to do in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Limited opening times and limited box office opening times too. And when there is an event on, it closes, along with the bar, rather early for my liking. After a show or gig many people like to hang around for a drink and chat. This is not possible here. And moreover the range of events is now quite limited compared to what it was like some years ago. Mainly commercial stuff, rather than anything 'leftfield', and hardly any rock bands at all. Definitely gone down in my estimation since it was renovated at huge cost a few years ago.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Whilst the facelift has improved the outward aesthetics of this arts centre, the acoustics in the theatre can be hit or miss. Have seen many great acts here (and some awful ones as well!) and I cannot fault the variety, however sound quality can be poor at times. Staff are always friendly and helpful, and the layout is good - I have never had difficulty viewing the main stage wherever I have been seated,

Thank DaisySorbet
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Last went to the Lighthouse for the Wessex Youth Orchestra Christmas concert - their standard get's better & better. Great venue for classical concerts (home of the BSO) plus a smaller theatre for shows, an excellent comedy club in the studio once a month and a small cinema where you can take your glass of wine in with you and still get ice creams in the interval! The centre benefitted from a complete overhaul several years ago so looks the part for a modern 'arts' centre. Something for everyone.

Thank hinesadapo
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We took our granddaughter to see the pantomime (Aladdin) at the Lighthouse. We had not been there before and although we knew that it was located in front of the bus station, it was difficult to find while driving. Parking was also difficult and we parked in the shopping centre. The centre itself is clean and inviting. The theatre is small, prices reasonable and the seats good. I booked by phone as our internet connection was not working and found the box office staff really helpful regarding the location of seats etc.

Thank Gem413
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visited here lots now to see different shows and its a really nice facility, always very clean, reasonable cafe/bar, and nice little cinema.

Thank helwise
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