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 learning programme coming to Lighthouse in 2019.  

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.


Poetry Slam

Working with literature development agency ArtfulScribe, Lighthouse is offering 6 schools the unique opportunity to take part in an inter-school poetry slam.

Each school will be offered 2 workshops, delivered by professional writer Matt West. These workshops will help students produce new poems for performance, develop their writing skills and confidence. We will then ask each school to choose their poetry champions, to perform at a poetry slam in our Studio on one night in June 2019. The winner of this slam will become the ‘Lighthouse Poet of the Year’.

The workshops will take place in late April/May and are suitable for a class of 30 in year 7 – 9.

Thanks for making poetry cool

Previous Poetry Slam participant

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!