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Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG, England
+44 844 406 8666
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Ice skating soft play cafe and mini train

Visited here whilst staying in Swanage. Ice rink small but perfect just for a little skate they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent small theatre, cinema, gallery etc.

The Lighthouse is a great venue for culture in Poole. Easy parking, nice cafe, small scale. All of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG, England
+44 844 406 8666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Swanage. Ice rink small but perfect just for a little skate they have penguins too and it's not overly priced. Not busy either which was great and a lovely view to the large lake outside. Soft play usual thing really...More

Thank SMorton44
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Lighthouse is a great venue for culture in Poole. Easy parking, nice cafe, small scale. All of this creates a very good place to visit for anything arts, whether you are a local or a visitor.

Thank FirenzeMamma
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Our 1 st visit to this Poole centre venue. Initially we parked in the Dolphin centre car park on the top open floor ( there was resurfacing work on 2 of the lower floors) then we discovered that they shut the lifts before our exit...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We arrived having parked in near by Poole park for free (after 7pm), short walk to the Lighthouse centre. the staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. We had time to get a coffee and burger in the ground floor...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This was our first time at this theatre to see Simple Minds acoustic, who were brilliant as was the venue. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, staff made you feel welcome, lots of staff at the bars keeping then queues down and easy access. The show...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We drove for 3 hours to see Snarky Puppy here and sat in the balcony area, with good views of the stage. The staggered seating is set up so you ought to be able to see well between the heads of the people in front....More

1  Thank EyesOpen2012
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We weren't queuing for drinks so can't comment but theatre lovely, drinks in cafe overpriced (£2.50 for a bottle of 7-up) Seats comfortable but a little cramped (think far less room than an aeroplane or bus seat lol) Saw Rent which was excellent. The building...More

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Saw the BSO playing Debussy & Rimsky Korsacof.. very good value for a truly excellent perfomance. Venue has Theatre, Concert Hall & cinema and has a full and very varied program of events.. Also has all the modern facilities, bars etc..Would highly recommend. There is...More

Thank SpudSpuddy
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Saw rent last night , the show was excellent , but the venue slightly disappointed... my pint of thatchers was flat and warm, so I asked for another one and it tasted the same , so I went for a pint of lager instead ......More

1  Thank clairer1965
LighthousePoole, General Manager at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed the show. Please accept our apologies for the service you received at the main bar. The service yesterday evening was unfortunately affected by equipment failure and staff sickness. We are working to get the...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went to see Banff film festival at the Lighthouse. Banff films were awesome as always. Venue is really good - reasonably priced parking nearby and staff we on the whole very friendly and welcoming. Our only grumble was the seats were not allocated. One of...More

Thank kedw1260
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I know it wasn't a question but I just needed to say how great it was