Lighthouse provide affordable accommodation to a wide variety of organisations delivering creative learning opportunities such as Dorset School of Acting, Stagewise, Dance For All and Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, Diverse City’s young company.


Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists is an inclusive theatre company for 16-30s in the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area. With us, you can develop your talents and receive training and mentorship from incredible professional artists with expertise in:

  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Aerial Circus Performance

Together we devise ambitious, challenging work which we perform across the UK. EBYA exists to support young artists at the start of their careers and bursary places are available.

You can receive Arts Award certification with us and we’re proud to say that our alumni have moved on to NCCA, RADA and Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre. We have also successfully supported applications for opportunities with National Youth Theatre and Graeae Theatre as well as for Arts Council grants for Individual Artist Development.

We meet on Thursday evenings at Lighthouse in Poole.

If you’d like to join us then please get in touch with our Artistic Director Eìlis Bevan-Davis by emailing Eilis.