There’s nothing quite like an evening of food, drink, music, theatre and comedy set against a backdrop of a changing skies and rustling leaves. Warm or cool, clear or overcast, being outdoors is exciting and unpredictable; a magical experience.
Lighthouse:OUTSIDE is back for its third year of live events and we've made sure there's plenty to enjoy in our programme and that it's as diverse as possible.
Whether you're interested in TV comedians, (for grown ups and for kids), being swept away by the powerful storytelling in a play, celebrating with some of the best live musicians in town or relaxing while sat outside cradled by trees in our welcoming amphitheatre, there's something here for everyone in our intimate, open air setting. Gather your friends and family for some unforgettable evenings (and days).
We have lots to announce in the coming days, with some shows already available to book.
Ninebarrow will be back with their incredibly popular music. We have a hilarious line up of comedians when Comedy Club 4 Kids and Coastal Comedy takes to the amphitheatre. After their hit performance last year, the brilliant Squashbox Theatre's new show Myths and Monsters promises to be legendary for all the family.
**MORE TO COME**
Lighthouse: OUTSIDE takes place in the amphitheatre to the side of Lighthouse. You'll be seated on the grass, so please bring your own chairs, picnic rug, blankets and cushions to sit on.
Live & Unheard: The Bit on the Side
The James Taylor Quartet
Louise Jordan - 'Florence'/Talawa - 'The Tide'
Charmaine Childs - 'Strong Enough'/Talawa - 'The Tide'
A Summer Night at the Opera
Squashbox Theatre - Myths and Monsters
How will it work and where to find us
Here are a few tips to make your visit more enjoyable.
Lighthouse: OUTSIDE performances take place to the side of our building in the grass amphitheatre space. Our friendly team will scan your tickets on arrival – just print them at home or have the PDF open and ready on your phone.
Lighthouse: OUTSIDE will take place outdoors, in all weathers, so please dress appropriately. Make sure you come prepared for all types of weather; bringing your own shade for the afternoon is just as important as a jumper for the evening performances. Sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered. We may have to stop and re-start the show if the weather is changeable
On rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time. This is because you would be amazed how often it can rain all day and then clear up just in time for the action to start and indeed, how localised bad weather can be. Also, we really don't want to disappoint anyone - audiences or our actors.
If the weather really is too bad for us to perform outside and we need to move the event we will contact you in plenty of time to let you know what is happening.
There is level access for wheelchairs in the bowl of the amphitheatre and for the café, toilets , and ticket office. Some areas of the amphitheatre are steep and grass covered, so we advise visitors to wear sensible footwear.