Leading Lights are Lighthouse’s figurehead partnerships. These artists are already well established and are creating and producing inspirational work. By forging creative partnerships with these artists, we seek to support and champion excellence.

Gecko are an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav. We were very excited to welcome them to Lighthouse and bring their visual, visceral, and ambitious theatre to Poole. Lighthouse is a proud partner in The Wedding, which toured here in October 2017.

Diverse City and Extraordinary Bodies  are a dynamic social enterprise based in Dorset, working across the UK. We are proud to announce that they are now an Associate Company of Lighthouse. Diverse City are dedicated to revealing and celebrating diversity and equality of opportunity in the performing arts and their continued commitment to integrated circus is an inspiration to us and our work. Their young company, EBYA, are developing a new show entitled Becoming at Lighthouse. It's a story about growing up, being on a journey and travelling toward who you really are.

Dante or Die are a site-specific theatre company, who transform ordinary spaces into sets for dynamic, bold and ambitious performances. Passionate about developing new audiences, they seek to dismantle the social and physical barriers that prevent people from accessing theatre. Lighthouse is proud to be partnered with this exciting company and to be co-producing their new show Take On Me, which will play out in Rossmore Leisure Centre in November. 

Working with UK Arts International and The Marlowe Canterbury in association with Theatre Royal MargateFolkestone Quarterhouse and Looping the Loop, we are co-producing a new show, Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland. A story of friendship and hatred, migration and identity, we are excited to present this production to our audiences in October 2018. 


Don't let perfect get in the way of good

Suzan-Lori Parks