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Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts
Ranked #15 of 65 things to do in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Arts centre place itself very nice easy to park. We went to see Motown terrible! Sound was awful couldn't understand a word they were singing. Got loads of feedback. People were standing up "dancing" so you couldn't see the stage. I didn't pay over £44 to see some bloke making a right fool of himself prancing around like a right idiot! Not impressed at all. Left at the interval couldn't stand any more of it definitely would not recommend this night to anyone!

Visited June 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Always a good programme”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Visited here for the first time to see Angel Exits production of The Secret Garden which was brilliant! Once I had discovered this little gem I have been to several performances including Abigail's party and Toyah Wilcox in Hormonal Housewives, hysterical. Have already booked for some more performances, this place deserves to be supported. Good parking and a lovely bar/coffee area.

Visited April 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Little Voice”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went to the matinee of the show on Saturday & all i can say is very average. Some really ropey acting mainly from the actress playing Mari. No idea who she was either as all the billings & posters detail Bev Callard from Corrie as the lead.
Amazing singing from LV but did we really have to have so many VPL views as she ran up the stairs & straight up her dress during the Tina Turner number - the guys in front of us certainly found it an extra perk judging by their reaction!
The actor playing Tom at the club was hilarious too but all in all don't expect a patch on the film , although the peope behind us said 'absolutely brilliant' to each other at the end- they can't get out much!

Visited April 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always something interesting on”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Lighthouse always has something interesting to see. Music, film, dance, the arts in general are shown off to good effect and allow us to see things that we might otherwise only have been able to see in London. Worth being on their email list to get advance and regular updates on what's on so you can book quickly - it is not a big venue so you need to get in early.

Visited February 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
476 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Great selection of programming. Good facilities”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This theatre is well attended by locals and visitors alike. There is a great selection of shows. The facilities are clean well run and pleasant and airy. The seating in the theatre is comfortable. There is a large bar area and lots of seating. Great location. Easy parking and access.

Visited December 2012
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