Lighthouse, like all venues around the world, is experiencing an unprecedented time in its history, and the impact could be devastating. We urgently need your help to keep Lighthouse at the heart of your 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. We’ve been successful already in raising money, but we need to raise a lot more. That’s now the only barrier to our survival. We’ve had emergency funding from the arts council, which has been an amazing lifeline to Lighthouse, 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. 

While we wait for more information as to when venues can open for live performance, we need your support more than ever.  In the short term we are planning new ways of operating so that we can use our spaces creatively and begin to welcome back the audiences we have missed so much during recent months. But this alone won’t be enough to help us get through the next few months. 

Please donate to support Lighthouse today. We’ll soon have you back in your favourite seat enjoying some theatre or live music, settling in for a film with an ice cream or a G&T, experiencing the work of some of our best local visual artists in our galleries or meeting your friends for a coffee and a cake in the Beacon Café. 


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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