Months of meticulous planning have paid off and the second phase of building work to improve Lighthouse is completed.

The enhancement of our facilities was long overdue and as the dust settles we can see our building transformed and ready for the future.

Following last year’s upgrade of sound and lighting in the Concert Hall and Theatre, this summer’s four-month programme of works has delivered a number of key changes including the transformation of the Studio theatre, the main entrance moved to a central position with clear glazing installed in the foyer, the creation of a new education and rehearsal space, a new stage door entrance, updated dressing rooms, a Green Room and improved security. The flat floor mechanism in the Concert Hall has been overhauled, new plumbing means we have drinking water on tap throughout the building and a number of other improvements to improve energy-efficiency will result in significant cost savings.

We are not quite there yet. A new rehearsal/classroom space is being  created on the first floor and the existing function rooms updated to modern high-quality conferencing standard with better acoustics and sound insulation, improved sound systems and digital screen facilities, a result of the wi-fi update undertaken last summer.


This is an exciting moment in the history of Lighthouse and as we look forward to our 40th birthday in 2018 we know we’re in good shape and ready to create incredible cultural experiences that honour the vision of our founders. 

We’re delighted to welcome you back to a Lighthouse we can all be proud of.

Read our Capital Project Newsletter for September 2016

The investment in the future of this magnificent building will pay instant dividends in that not only will it enable us to continue to attract the world class performers and entertainers our audiences have come to expect, but we will be fit for the future to meet the changing needs of the wider community

Elspeth McBain, CEO