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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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Brownies visit to the Panto

Great time was had by all, truly a good Panto. Wasn't sure how it was going to go after last years disappointment in a magical adventure where no interaction with the audience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
Lynne C
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went to The Lighthouse Cinema to watch "LaLaLand". What a lovely little cinema this is. Been here a few times now to watch films and it never disappoints. Not many seats so you need to book early if you mind where you sit. You can take a tea/coffee/wine/beer in with you(which I love) and the Ice... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee bar was very noisy from the catering side of things slamming coffee grinders into the machines and plates being stacked this is due to the echoing in the building from lightweight tables hard uncomfortable chairs with very poor flooring I could not hear my friend speak a terrible draft coming from the front doors which kept opening and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue for the more unique films, love the bar setup. The staff are really friendly, looking forward to going back for the Banff film festival!

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Thank Stuart C
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - a first-rate orchestra. There is also a theatre which we did not see. Cafe was busy, we had to share a table for our pre-concert drinks, which were good value.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us including a small child booked to see The Snowman with the BSO. This was a one day event with an afternoon and an evening performance. As you would expect with a show featuring Paddington and The Snowman the entire cafeteria and theatre was awash with small children, parents and grandparents. Before we went upstairs to the theatre... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great venue in Poole town centre right opposite the bus station or 5 minutes walk from the railway station. Staff were friendly and welcoming on arrival and answered any queries I had. I ordered my tickets online and collected them from reception. The bookings system was easy to understand in making my reservation. Ralph McTell provided a great evening... More 

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Thank Harbour58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say last year panto was aweful. This year was amazing brilliantly funny loved it. cast looked like they really enjoyed what they do. Well done poole panto

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Sway, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It was with apprehension that we returned to The Lighthouse after last year's disastrous pathetic pantomime/Christmas play. Thankfully someone somewhere paid attention to last years reviews and came up with a first rate traditional pantomime for 2016. Audience participation, slap stick, sweets, jokes, special effects, boos and cheers. It was all there. Well done and thank you.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great time was had by all, truly a good Panto. Wasn't sure how it was going to go after last years disappointment in a magical adventure where no interaction with the audience was done. Whereas this year all children and adults participated from start to finish. Everyone was enjoying themselves and looked like they thoroughly had a great time. 😀

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Thank Lynne C
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This year's Christmas offering at Lighthouse, Poole is a very average affair. Ironic that one of the gimmicks in it was a team of Pantomime Inspectors checking all was in order when the storyline was all over the place and we were never quite sure what the evening was meant to be. Traditional pantomime it is not. Major criticism was... More 

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