In common with all arts venues, here at Lighthouse we're facing an unprecedented challenge to our future. We urgently need your help to keep Lighthouse at the heart of the community.

On 16 March, we closed our doors. Over 80% of our income comes from people like you coming to see our shows, spending money on tickets, drinks and refreshments. This income was wiped out overnight.

We’ve been working hard to make sure that we’re still here for you. Emergency funding from Arts Council England has provided a vital lifeline and we’ve received thousands of pounds in donations from across our community. But this will only see us through to October – there is still a significant gap in our funding and we need to bridge that gap.

We are extremely grateful to you all for everything that you have done for us… But there is still more to do.

There is a serious gap in our funding between now and the moment we can welcome back audiences without social distancing, and so we are launching our 'Bridge the Gap' appeal. Our request is simple – we’re asking you, our loyal supporters and customers, to give what you can to help us survive the next few months and 'bridge the gap' to a better time when we can once again welcome full houses in our performance spaces.

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Lighthouse is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and subscribes to the Fundraising Promise, which means we aim to ensure our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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