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


Wednesday 6th November - Wednesday 4th March

Young Technicians

Lighthouse are excited to once again be running our ever-popular Young Technicians programme. Running from November to March and aimed at young people aged 16-24 interested in getting to grips with lighting, sound and stage management in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, this course is a fantastic opportunity.

Participants will be guided through a structured 14-week course by professional technicians, gaining invaluable skills and experiences. 

Course fees are £145 and bursaries are avaliable. 

To apply, please fill out this Application Form and send it to by Wednesday 9 October. 

This programme has been an invaluable resource of education.

Young Technician, 2018

Young Writers is 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!