The past 12 months may well have been the most challenging that our industry has faced, and we have missed engaging with creative people who make the work we host in our venues. So, as the country starts to open up, we look forward to inviting you to apply for SANCTUARY, a scheme to support you in getting back to doing what you do best.


Over the past year, and in the face of the pandemic, Lighthouse has supported artists where we can, to maintain their creative practice despite limited opportunities for audiences to be welcomed into the building. From May to September 2021, with support from the Weston Culture Fund, we are extending this programme and turning our studio theatre into a creation space.

We are inviting creative practitioners to use our space to progress their practice. We are open to artists from any performative artform, from theatre-making to songwriting, and the space can be used to rehearse, undertake research and development, and/or hold workshops and sharing (within applicable guidelines).

SANCTUARY gives you the space and time to think, dream, play, try, fail, succeed, finesse, and create. 

To find out more about this opportunity, check out the SANCTUARY Information Pack.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your completed SANCTUARY Application Form to Tim.Colegate@lighthousepoole.co.uk


Application Deadline

For artists interested in the months of May & June, please submit your application no later than Wednesday 28th April, 5.00pm.

For artists interested in the months of July & August, please submit your application no later than Wednesday 19th May, 5.00pm.