These opportunities are mostly connected to our programme through the shows, concerts and cinema screenings we present. Shakespeare, art exhibitions, concerts, dance and drama performances all feature in the Lighthouse artistic programme and many of these links directly with the National Curriculum and GCSEs/A Levels.  

Opportunities for schools to get involved include:

  • Backstage Tours
  • Residencies, Masterclasses and Workshops
  • Work Experience & Internships

If you would like more information about how your school can get involved, email us


Schools Panto Competition

Taking inspiration from our 2019 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, we’d like to challenge primary school classes to come up with their interpretation of the 'Land Above the Clouds'.It could be a drawing, painting, collage, story or short film – the creative medium is up to you! You may want to produce something as a class, or a series of individual pieces.

Entries will be displayed on the Top Floor Gallery at Lighthouse throughout the run of Jack and the Beanstalk. The winning entry will be awarded £250 worth of art materials for their school. To sign up and receive the competition guidelines, fill in and return the application form by Monday 14th October

PLUS: If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our Education Pack. 

Application Form

Education Pack


Partner Schools

In addition to this offer, Lighthouse are also partnered with ten local schools, marking the realisation of a long-held ambition to reach out meaningfully to our community. The scheme provides opportunities for young people, their teachers and their parents to engage more fully with Lighthouse.

The partner schools for 2019/2020 are; Carter Community School, Queen Elizabeth School, St Aldhelm’s Academy, Lytchett Minster, Oakdale Junior School, Ferndown Middle School, Parkstone Grammar School, Montacute Special School and Winchelsea Special School. 

If you are interested in becoming a partner school, please get in touch.