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Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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Address: 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG, England
Phone Number: +44 844 406 8666
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Went to see Dr Hook in concert at this venue - sound quality in the theatre is superb and all amenities very clean and kept that way throughout the evening - the bar and eating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan B
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Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw Aladdin last night at Poole's Lighthouse Theatre and it was the best pantomime I have seen for years. It was full of cornie jokes, colour, singing, dancing and just lots of fun - just what a pantomime should be! OH YES IT WAS!! Please go while you have chance, I went with a cub pack and a 90+ lady... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a review in 2 halves - it is a wonderful place to see a concert. Everything about it is great: the sound, the seating, the view - everything a solid 5 star rating except for..... The café. We arrived a good hour before the start of the Manfred's concert and ordered straight away. Although it wasn't very busy... 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 regarding the food service from the Terrace Café on 02/12/16. We have received a number of complaints about poor practices and the length of time it took for some customers to be served. We have discussed these issues with our partners BH Live and will work with them to better prepare for busy nights and... More 

dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening, first time we have seen a Gilbert & Sullivan operatic production. Absolutely brilliant, will be looking out for any future productions. Thank you everyone. Would recommend

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Thank stjean11
Seend, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see Dr Hook, who were amazing, first time visiting this venue, lovely bar area, reasonable prices, great seats

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Thank ttaylor123holmes
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is always a varied programme but a recent visit left me shocked at the poor acoustic management - the excessive bass and balance ruined the night of 11th november; the recent renovations have still not addressed the poor access for able and disabled. The long curved rows without breaks make access difficult and unenviable. Very disappointing

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended an event at the Lighthouse. A Fairly impressive building only spoilt by the run down view of the Bus Station. Good food offering, and snack bar / coffee shop. Good seating and facilities in general . Signage could have been a little better and at the end of the event had to queue for 30 mins to get out... More 

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Thank Martin H
Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Dr Hook in concert at this venue - sound quality in the theatre is superb and all amenities very clean and kept that way throughout the evening - the bar and eating area was well presented but they only take cash no cards - so had to go to a nearby cash point - fine if it's... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Saw Carmen sung live tonight. Delighted to be able to hear every word. The lighting was pretty good too. I noticed the acoustic modifications to the ceiling and they have definitely worked. Much better now than anywhere else in the conurbation. Forget the BIC which is sound desk challenged and stick to our precious Lighthouse. Much better than all local... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the new updated decorated the Lighthouse..literally just opened up again after a revamp.yay! Will be visiting the cinema soon

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