Our spaces

Lighthouse is one of the largest arts centres in the UK. There are four auditoria within our building, an open-air amphitheatre adjacent to the building, a Gallery and four function/training rooms

Our Concert Hall presents predominantly one-night performances, mainly music or comedy, that wrap around the BSO rehearsal and performance programme, as well as commercial events such as conferences, exhibitions, dinners.

Our Theatre presents longer runs of theatre and dance as well as one-night performances of music and comedy and spoken word.

Our Sherling Studio is used for music, theatre and comedy with series such as Studio Jazz and Live and Unheard. It is also an ‘incubation space’ for artists and companies to develop their creation process via our Sanctuary programme.

We operate the only independent cinema in the local area, programmed by the Picture House Group, and the recent investment in cinema facilities in our Theatre allows us to scale up our film programme at times when our Theatre stage is not in use for live productions.

We curate a programme of visual art in our gallery spaces, offering both professional and community artists and schools access to exhibit.

Our digital provision is still in its early stages, but we are committed to developing this to expand audience access and extend reach.