Lighthouse is not only home to some incredible experiences generated by what happens on stage, but also to a rich pool of talent and expertise behind the scenes just waiting to be shared with future generations of arts professionals and creative communities.

We want to give interested young people a taste of working in the creative industries and allow them the freedom (and budget) to put on their own production. It immerses them fully in the process of hosting an event, from concept through to concert.

We have run events in the following disciplines with amazing motivated, and talented young people:

  • music programmers
  • technicians
  • writers
  • reviewers.

 Here is a film about the process. If you want to become part of this, why not join our next intake of Young Programmers.


Young Producers 2018

Lighthouse will run a third cohort of Young Producers in 2018. If you’re 16-18, you can register your interest now, by emailing We will send you an application form, which you will need to return to us. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September 2017.

We will be looking to our new group of Young Producers to put on an event to mark the start of spring 2018 and help us celebrate our 40th Birthday.

We are looking for 6-12 participants, aged 16-18, to be our new cohort of producers. They will shape, programme, produce and market the event. It can cover any genre.

As in previous years, the programme will be directed by an artist, and the Young Programmers will be given a project budget.

To be accepted, you will need to be able to attend the following sessions:

  • 2 days in October half term: 23, 24 October 2017 (10am – 3pm) – essential, initial programming sessions
  • Every Thursday evening from 18 Jan– 22 March 2018 (except half term): 6.15-8pm
  • The festival itself: Saturday 14 April 2017 (tbc): 10am – 8pm

Request an application form now. 


Young Technicians 2018

Additionally, we are once again offering the chance to join our Young Technicians programme.

Young Techicians will run in spring 2018 and cover some or all of the following:

  • Learning about Lighting, Sound and AV for theatre, concerts, cinema and live events
  • Working alongside our in-house technical team on live productions
  • Attend group demonstrations with the in-house technical team
  • Watch a diverse range of shows from backstage, including Dance, Drama, Music and Film
  • Teach new skills to support the show created by Young Producers

 However, we will only run Young Technicians if we get enough interest. Please email us by 31 October if you think you would like to take part. We will then get back in touch with you.

We want to inspire and connect people to all the extraordinary work Lighthouse has to offer and learn from them what they want to see and how we can communicate with them more effectively.

Stephen Wrentmore, Artistic Producer.