Lighthouse offers a range of workshops, residencies and events that are available to young people, teachers, practitioners and those interested in connecting to their creative side. Run by resident or visiting companies and facilitated by Lighthouse, these workshops offer an excellent opportunity to connect with and learn from internationally renowned artists and specialists.

Our programme of events and workshops is a dynamic and ever-changing one – make sure you check our website regularly to find out the most up to date information.  

Upcoming opportunities that we are excited about:

Young Writers 2019

Do you like creative writing? Are you aged between 11-18?

Then you need to sign up to Young Writers, a brand-new Lighthouse learning programme.  

As a Lighthouse Young Writer, you will get the chance to attend workshops led by professional writers, attend Lighthouse performances for free and see your work published online, in print, and performed on a stage before a live audience.

Workshops run on Saturday mornings on a weekly basis during term times and offer a safe, supportive environment, encouraging young writers to share work and to give and receive feedback in a respectful way that empowers voices in the workshop community. We run two workshops, for 11-14 year olds and 15 -18 year olds. These are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and a lot of fun.

These sessions are free but we are looking for commitment. Places are limited, please register your interest by emailing us or calling 01202 280000. All workshops are suitable for beginners and advanced writers.

To find out a little more about the content of the sessions, check out our Young Writers blog


Theatre and Circus Workshops 

Following a successful Crowdfunder campaign and raising over £2,700, Diverse City are now set to run 3 days of Theatre and Circus workshops in Dorset. These workshops based at Lighthouse in May are FREE for young people to attend, with travel bursaries and access support also available. We want to bring as many young people together as possible, for an exciting and fun challenge to learn something new this half term.

These workshops will be taking place on:

Monday 27th May – Acrobatics with Acrojou

Tuesday 28th May – Storytelling and Devising skills with Acrojou

Wednesday 29th May – Clowning and Physical Theatre with Nikki McCretton

To find out more and sign up to these workshops, visit the Diverse City website, here

These sessions are offered by Lighthouse in association with ArtfulScribe as part of the DO:Write project, supported by Arts Council England and other project partners. Please visit for further details.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Lighthouse!