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? Would you like to find out more about writing for page and performance, taking inspiration from selected Lighthouse shows, working with a professional writer and visiting guests? Would you like to see your work published online, in print, and performed on a stage before a live audience?

ArtfulScribe and Lighthouse are inviting young people to get involved with an exciting creative project that will help develop skills, confidence, and experience of a writer’s life. Sessions will begin in January 2019 and take place on a weekly basis during term-times.

Participants will explore creative writing through workshops on topics like characterisation, dialogue, setting, and plot, as well as through practical exercises involving interviews with cast and crew and reviews of performances. Writers will work across genres including non-fiction, fiction, poetry and script-writing.

All workshops will 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. It will be 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 or calling 01202 280000. All workshops are suitable for beginners and advanced writers. If you’d like any more information, please contact 

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

In January 2017 Serious delivered a pilot version of our new Talent Development scheme LEAP (Learning Education Access Participation), a programme supporting 8 diverse and outstanding artists to developing their Learning & Participation skills, ideas and practice. Participants take part in a residency programme, followed by a period of mentoring and support to create ambitious creative learning and outreach projects which engage new audiences. Lighthouse have been a key part of our Serious About Partnership network which has supported this activity, working with these artists to provide opportunities to develop their practice, and identifying gaps in local provision so that they can devise work which fits the needs of participants and connects young people to music.

Anna Casey - Head of Learning & Participation at Serious