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Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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Address: 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG, England
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Great show, lovely venue but a little cramped

We weren't queuing for drinks so can't comment but theatre lovely, drinks in cafe overpriced (£2.50 for a bottle of 7-up) Seats comfortable but a little cramped (think far less... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calum M
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove for 3 hours to see Snarky Puppy here and sat in the balcony area, with good views of the stage. The staggered seating is set up so you ought to be able to see well between the heads of the people in front. As always at gigs, one or two people around us had the attention span of... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't queuing for drinks so can't comment but theatre lovely, drinks in cafe overpriced (£2.50 for a bottle of 7-up) Seats comfortable but a little cramped (think far less room than an aeroplane or bus seat lol) Saw Rent which was excellent. The building is lovely. Staff were extremely courteous and helpful. We will be coming back - we... More 

Thank Calum M
Romford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the BSO playing Debussy & Rimsky Korsacof.. very good value for a truly excellent perfomance. Venue has Theatre, Concert Hall & cinema and has a full and very varied program of events.. Also has all the modern facilities, bars etc..Would highly recommend. There is a private multi storey car park next door in the back road behind which you... More 

Thank SpudSpuddy
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw rent last night , the show was excellent , but the venue slightly disappointed... my pint of thatchers was flat and warm, so I asked for another one and it tasted the same , so I went for a pint of lager instead ... too few toilets as per usual... and when it was half time there were only... More 

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LighthousePoole, General Manager at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed the show. Please accept our apologies for the service you received at the main bar. The service yesterday evening was unfortunately affected by equipment failure and staff sickness. We are working to get the equipment replaced and will review our staffing requirements shortly. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Banff film festival at the Lighthouse. Banff films were awesome as always. Venue is really good - reasonably priced parking nearby and staff we on the whole very friendly and welcoming. Our only grumble was the seats were not allocated. One of our friends drove down from his job near London to join us for the show... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Alright looking venue, although why do places like that feel like it's ok to pack people in like sardines!! You pay a lot of money to see an act to be uncomfortable and feel like you're being a nuisance to anyone you're sitting next to just for moving.

Thank billshot
Poole, United Kingdom
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731 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Clean and tidy, bar and restaurant available. Reasonable fixed price car parking in the evening. Found the music volume quite loud. Saw Brendan Cole in all night long. Good show but narrow stage made things a bit awkward for the dancers.

Thank Mike M
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164 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Poole Lighthouse was refurbished over the summer of 2016 and this was my first visit after it had been finished. To outward appearances it looked a lot better, but knowing it of old I suspected it was but skin deep - and I was right. The entrances on the front have all been amalgamated into one big central one, thus... More 

Thank Clive R
LighthousePoole, General Manager at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, responded to this review

Thank your comments regarding Lighthouse. The main doors were moved back into their original position to allow the foyers to be sectioned off into three parts. This means that each section can be heated or lit separately to help improve the sustainability of the building and reduce running costs. Many of these improvements are behind the scenes, but have a... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited on a Wednesday evening to hear the fabulous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and were highly entertained. There is small licensed cafe area serving pre-show meals and the large bar area can cater for everyone with the interval drinks being organised expertly. There is good daisabled access with even some limited parking right outside the front doors. There is a... More 

Thank DRW44
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went to see the Play That Goes Wrong. What a fantastic play this is. Laughed the whole way through. Had jaw ache afterwards. Couldn't praise it highly enough. Seats were good as well. Saw this play in London, but still laughed out loud seeing it for the second time.

Thank Tuppence52

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