Venue Hire

As the largest arts venue in the South West, and one of the largest outside of London, Lighthouse is a fantastic place to host a wide variety of events.

Housed in an iconic building in the heart of Poole, Lighthouse is an award-winning multi-space venue – from our world class Concert Hall, Theatre and Sherling Studio, to our beautifully contemporary meeting and rehearsal rooms, we offer a wide and all-encompassing selection of spaces that can accommodate a range of events.

Our spaces are available for hire for both artistic and non-artistic events – from theatrical productions and concerts to conferences, meetings, workshops, staff away days, and corporate entertaining.

Catering, from lunches and light bites to delicious street food and elegant fine dining can be provided by either our in-house team or one of our recommended suppliers.

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Lighthouse is proud to be South West England’s ‘Business Events Venue of the Year’ 2022/23 and Dorset’s ‘Business Events Venue of the Year’ 2022/23 and 2023/24.

“Condor Ferries were delighted to utilise Lighthouse for some in-house training – the venue was perfect for our needs and the hospitality excellent. There is an excellent WIFI signal throughout the venue which helped immensely with our online training event. The food and refreshments were a great hit with the attendees, highly recommended.”

Steve Hale, Interim Ship Manager, Condor Ferries

“I use Lighthouse for an annual business event that brings in people from around the UK. It’s fantastic. People have spent years sitting in hotel function rooms and accepting that as the norm. When we are creative about the spaces we use, it gives everything a lift. When you blend the arts and business, you can create something lasting. Who doesn’t love sitting in a comfy chair, in a theatre, feeling part of a special occasion.”

Mark Masters, Founder, You Are The Media

"We recently held a Housing Exhibition at Lighthouse - the venue was the perfect choice, and the whole team were very accommodating. From the enquiries I sent prior to the day, to having deliveries sent directly to Lighthouse, any requests were dealt with very efficiently and in a friendly manner and nothing was too much trouble for them. I would definitely recommend."

Lorna Sercombe, Help to Buy South West

“Lighthouse are totally fantastic to work with when it comes to putting on our events. They think of everything and are integral to making our fundraising events a success each year!”

Cat Abbott, Head of Marketing and Events, Diverse Abilities

“Albion Language Tours have been booking various Lighthouse venues since 2017. The Lighthouse team have always looked after us in a very friendly, nevertheless very professional manner. Communication is always very quick and reliable. So many thanks, we are already looking forward to seeing you again next season!”

Thorsten Geppert, Managing Director, Albion Language Tours

“Having worked with the team at Lighthouse for the last 6 years, I have been hugely impressed by the services offered and the ease of working, from planning to delivery. Above all, the fantastic venue team provide a professional service with a personal touch that ensures the success of our events.”

Jason Fawkes, Ceremonies Manager, Open University