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Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

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21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
  • Telephone 0844 406 8666
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–9pm.
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  • Website www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
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Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors

Circus show featuring rock music, comedy and more.

Wed 9 Nov

£24

The Classic Rock Show

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Sat 18 Mar

£31.25–£46.25

The Coastal Comedy Colossal show headlined by Seann Walsh!

The Coastal Comedy Colossal show headlined by Seann Walsh!

Coastal Comedy and Lighthouse present this triple bill feat of stand-up comedy with some of the best acts on the circuit all in one night!

The Coastal Comedy Colossal show headlined by Seann Walsh! Star of: Live at the Apollo (BBC2) Rob Beckett’s Undeniable (Comedy Central) The Jonathon Ross Show (ITV) 8 out of 10 Cats, Alan Carr: Chatty Man (C4) and many many more!

Charming and charismatic, a natural motor-mouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages. A good dancer too as seen on Strictly Come Dancing!

‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ The Guardian

‘One of comedy’s hottest properties…very talented, very funny’ (London Evening Standard)

‘… funnyman SEANN WALSH had the crowd in stitches with his memories of fixing video tapes by blowing in them…’ –The Sun

Opening this special show is the hilarious Askins is as seen on: The John Bishop Show (BBC1) The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)

Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.

“Although he looks mild-mannered and studious, he actually packs a wry, cheeky wit. There is, most definitely, something warmly alluring about him. His winning persona goes a long way”. Chortle

Plus award winning comedian Peter Rethinasamy as seen on Comedy Central and tour support for Seann Walsh and Kerry Godliman all around the UK.

Peter was born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, and his style is hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales of growing up in Northern Ireland.

Coastal Comedy are winners of the prestige Award for best Comedy Club in the Southwest 2021/22 and this Colossal show has 3 TV headliners, something for every comedy lover. Sponsored by the lovely people at Morebus and United Taxis and hosted by Adrienne Coles, don’t miss it.

Sat 19 Nov

£20–£25 £20 in advance £25 on the door

The Coastal Comedy Show with Charlie Baker

The Coastal Comedy Show with Charlie Baker

Coastal Comedy are winners of the Prestige award for Best Comedy Club in the Southwest 21/22. Offering the very best in stand-up talent in our beautifully intimate studio at the Lighthouse. Come and enjoy a top night of live stand-up with 3 fantastic acts and host.

This month’s headline act is Charlie Baker

As seen on: Harry Hill’s Teatime (Sky1) The Premier League Show (BBC2) Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and many more!

Charlie Baker’s versatile talent as a stand-up comedian, actor, and highly acclaimed jazz-singer has seen him earn a reputation as ‘a superior take on the modern showman’ (The Guardian). He has appeared in numerous TV shows and avid sports fan Charlie has been heard on BBC5 Live’s Fighting Talk and covering on talksport’s. He also has a cult podcast The National Obsession.

‘A superior take on the modern showman’ The Guardian

‘Charlie Baker – the cheeky chappie you can’t help but love and laugh with’ The Brighton Argus

Opening the show is the hilarious comedy magician Wayne the Weird with his outrageous on-stage tomfoolery! Incorporating stand-up comedy, with magic.

Also appearing on the night we have Paul Cox, a rising talent on the UK comedy circuit.

Paul has been a Finalist at both the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act (NATYS) and South Coast Comedian of the year competitions.

‘’Born to be a comedian!’’ Portsmouth News

Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious night out, sponsored by Turners Property. The show is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles from award winning Coastal Comedy – see you there!

Sat 10 Sep

£18–£23 £18 in advace £23 on the door

Dr Hook

Dr Hook

Dr Hook were on the international charts, whether it was in the pop, rock or country categories, for the fifteen years the band was together and continue to top the charts today with releases such as their latest double disc set, Timeless from Universal Music.

After years out of the limelight, Dr Hook is now back on the road, fronted once again by Dennis Locorriere, the man who originally sang all the songs you remember and still love, presented in an evening of not only great music, but one that also brings to audiences all the fun and humour that was synonymous with the band.

Locorriere is the voice of such classics as 'Sylvia's Mother', 'Only 16', 'A Little Bit More', 'If Not You', 'Sharing The Night Together', 'Sexy Eyes', 'When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman', 'Years From Now' and so many more.

Thu 8 Sep

£46

Gareth Malone - Sing A Long A Gareth

Sing-Along-A-Gareth

It’s time to lift our voices once more as Gareth Malone celebrates his fifth national tour this autumn.

Join Gareth, together with his band and a group of stellar singers as he guides you through an evening of song. Featuring the tunes he’s performed over the last 15 years on television, this feel-good concert will leave you with a song in your heart and a spring in your step.

Playing piano, guitar and bass, Gareth will keep you entertained throughout as he makes up songs on the spot, chats to the audience and finds singing diamonds amongst you all.

Whether you are coming with a choir or as sing-along solo, all are welcome to join Gareth in this celebration of community and song.

''Before you know it you're singing along'' The Guardian

‘‘A good time had by all'' The Daily Telegraph

Fri 16 Dec

£31.75–£33.75

Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee, the Squirrels and many more of your favourite characters! Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and they all want you to join them at the Clubhouse.

There is so much to do, but luckily Duggee has his Theatre Badge. Will you get yours too? A-Woof!

Join Duggee and the Squirrels in this new vibrant interactive production bursting with music, puppets and barrels of laughs along the way.

It’s time for a Duggee hug!

Sat 25 Feb

£12.25–£22.25

Sun 26 Feb

£12.25–£22.25

Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford confirms new tour, find out how to get presale tickets

He’s back!  It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Like Me is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday).

Sat 10 Sep

£31.25

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

Wed 12 Oct

£40.25

The Levellers

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Fri 10 Mar

£40.25

Midge Ure: Voice and Visions Tour

Midge Ure: Voice and Visions Tour

Midge Ure & Band Electronica celebrate 40 years since the release of Ultravox's Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.

Sat 6 May

Cancelled

Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Fri 2 Dec

£42.13–£144.65

Rob Lamberti – A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael

George ? A celebration of the songs and music of George Michael

No other tribute artist captures George’s musical talent, charisma and passion as closely as Rob Lamberti. With some of George Michael’s personal musicians proudly joining Rob’s band, his performances are guaranteed to hypnotise your senses and do justice to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time. Experience an exceptional moment with George, courtesy of the voice that captures his timelessly.

Wed 21 Dec

Times to be confirmed

Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley has firmly established herself as one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. Alongside her hugely popular BBC investigative series, in which she covered a diverse range of topics from across the world, the documentary maker and author of the Sunday Times bestseller, On the Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back, is also the presenter of BBC1's This Is My House; BBC2’s DNA; Glow Up for BBC3, and W's Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over – and lest we forget, our 2018 Strictly champion.

Following several sell-out UK tours, Stacey is heading back on the road to celebrate the publication of her new book, which explores the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people, inspired by Stacey’s two most recent documentaries on mental health.

In conversation for these limited events, Stacey will open up the conversation about mental health in young people, to challenge the stigma and stereotypes around it. Having worked in collaboration with mental health experts and charities, Stacey will responsibly share the stories of young people in the UK directly affected by mental health issues, in order to shine a light on life on the mental health frontline and give a voice to young people throughout the UK who are living with mental health conditions across the spectrum.

Stacey will also touch on related, broader topics which she has tackled in her documentaries – poverty, addiction, identity, the pressures of social media – and look back on the stand-out moments and interactions from her wide-reaching career.

Join her for what promises to be a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening. With a chance to try your own hand at journalism and ask Stacey the questions, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Presented by Fane.

Wed 22 Feb

£30

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.  

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'One Moment In Time', 'I’m Every Woman', 'My Love is Your Love', 'So Emotional Baby', 'Run to You', 'Saving All My Love', 'I Will Always Love You', and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!  

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

Fri 17 Mar

£19–£30

Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Fri 16 Sep

£36.75

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