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FAQ's

Where are the nearest car parks?

  • The nearest car park is Trafalgar Street Car Park, Blackman Street, Brighton BN1 4DY, which is 0.2 miles away. More information here.
  • Another car park is RCP Parking North Road, 44 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR, 0.2 miles away. Though beware, the tariff can be very expensive after 9am. More information here.


Do you have Flip charts? Yes, there is one flipchart complimentary with your booking.

Can I bring my own catering? You are welcome to arrange your own lunches. Please just run your plans past us, so we know what to expect.

Do you host yoga workshops? Unfortunately, our space is not suitable for physical exercise classes such as yoga workshops, dance lessons/rehearsals or anything that involves a lot of movement and physical activity.

What does Lighthouse do? Lighthouse is an arts charity that provides an accessible programme of talks, exhibitions, commissions, talent development and education initiatives. By hiring one of our spaces, you are helping to support our artistic programme and charitable activities.

Can I put on my exhibition in your space? We are not able to accommodate public exhibitions that are not part of Lighthouse’s artistic programme. Please email us info@lighthouse.org.uk if you have a project that is relevant to our charitable aims and programme of work, which you would like to submit for consideration as a partnership proposal.

Are we allowed to have live music in your venue? Although we hold a live music licence until 9pm, our venue is not suitable for most music-based events, due to the set-up of our space and residential neighbours above and opposite. We can host some acoustic and spoken word events. Please get in touch and we will see if this is something that would be suitable.

Can I make hourly bookings? We can only accommodate Half Day bookings from 09:00 - 13:00 / 13:30 - 17:30 or Full-day bookings from 09:00 – 17:30.

Can I book for the weekend? Our venue is available to hire outside of these hours, subject to availability, get in touch for more details.

Do you have hybrid facilities? We have a projector and speakers in each room with the option to book out a laptop which can be used for the camera and microphone. However, we do not have any specialist cameras and microphones for use in hybrid meetings.

Can we host kid workshops at your venue? For safeguarding reasons, we don't allow any kids activities that are hosted by third parties. As a small team, we unfortunately don’t have the resources to undertake the checks necessary to ensure any third party events are observing the relevant safeguarding measures. The only events permitted in the building that involve under 18’s are those which are delivered as part of Lighthouse’s artistic programme, and the kids bookclubs run by Afrori Books. For these we undertake a safeguarding risk assessment, and ensure all activities are managed and overseen by a trained Duty Manager, in line with our organisational safeguarding policy.

Do you accept bookings for events which involve children but are for mixed-age groups, with parents/carers present? Our premises are primarily suited to business and professional activities, although we are able to accommodate certain types of mixed-age group events. Please get in touch to see if we are able to help.

Am I allowed to have my birthday at your venue? Our venue is not suitable for parties.


Testimonials

"The Lighthouse is the perfect venue, and the team are the perfect hosts - the rooms are well equipped, wonderful spaces and the staff are always on hand to help and make sure you have everything you need to run a great event." - Brilliant Noise

"Lighthouse is a fantastic venue for a huge range of events. The space is great, the location is extremely handy, and the people are very helpful. We don't need to go anywhere else." - Nido Marketing

"The Lighthouse team were excellent, the location was ideal, and all the refreshments were outstanding. I will definitely look at coming again." - University of Sussex

"We recently booked Lighthouse for an important charity sector event and were delighted. It is a great space - the rooms are really well-equipped, and we also had access to the fabulous gallery space, which was perfect for our event. The Lighthouse team were helpful and flexible at all times, both in the lead-up to the event and on the day itself. Plus it's in a great city-centre location which was easy for our delegates to reach. Lighthouse provided us with a premium setting at a great price, and we look forward to holding more events there in the future." - Community Works

CODE OF CONDUCT

We are committed to providing a safe inclusive supportive environment for all. We ask that everyone follows our code of conduct.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • Our disposable catering supplies are made with 100% recycled content, the bar facility uses paper straws and we do not supply single use plastic bottles.

  • We have sourced room hire biscuits with 100% recyclable non-plastic packaging. Our paper cups are made from recycled and organic material that breaks down to organic molecules and is compostable. We use glass where we can as well.

  • We use local, independent suppliers wherever possible, and avoid using Amazon and other multinationals to purchase items.

  • Equipment is maintained and tested to operate at high standards of efficiency. All new appliances purchased are energy saving.

  • Our invoicing system is entirely digital.

  • Lighthouse uses environmentally friendly cleaning products.

  • Our Gas and Electricity tariffs are green and are through Good Energy https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/. Our electricity is 100% renewable, and the gas supply is 6% biogas.

  • All of the waste from our building is zero waste to landfill.


Covid-19 Safety Measures

We recognise the importance of maintaining customer confidence in our ability to keep our spaces clean and secure. Measures currently in place include:

  • Wearing face coverings (unless exempt, eating/drinking) in communal areas recommended
  • Not entering the building with Covid symptoms
  • Room hire capacities have been limited
  • Contact tracing is in place
  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the building
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Rooms well ventilated, with fresh air rather than recycled
  • Events team wear face coverings in event spaces and take lateral flow tests twice weekly
  • Covid risk assessment of venue reviewed and ratified by external Health & Safety advisor


ACCESSIBILITY

Lighthouse aims to welcome all visitors to our building, programme and website, and strive to provide access for all. Please get in touch to discuss any access needs via info@lighthouse.org.uk (regularly checked by a person who is disability informed) or by calling 01273 647 197.


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