The Concert Venue
Stage & Auditorium
The Lights, Andover
Tel: 01264 368368
There are plenty of public car parks in the area that are free in the evening as shown on the map opposite.
The concerts normally last around two hours, including the interval and the Chairman’s “parish notices”, so we should normally expect to finish by 9:30pm. But we can’t control how much our guests choose to speak about the music that they’re performing, so there may be occasions when we overrun.
There are plenty of parking spaces within 300 metres of The Lights. Most of them are open throughout the night and most of them are free between 4pm and 8:30am; however, you may not always find a space in your first choice of car park. In summary:
West Street Car Park (next to the Leisure Centre): free after 4pm.
Chantry Centre Multi-Storey: Over 300 spaces, free after 4pm and remains open until 11pm.
Shepherd Spring Lane Car Park: This car park is open all night and provides 70 places, free after 4pm Access to/from The Lights is pedestrian/cycle/mobility scooter only; by car you will need to approach from New Street.
Marlborough Street Car Park: 45 spaces at the western end of St Mary’s Church, free after 4pm.
Simply Health Upper Car Park: 44 spaces, adjacent to Marlborough Street, free after 6pm.
Andover College Car Parks: open to the public after 6pm. WARNING - there is a £5 fee on exit.
Note that Lidl's Car Park is for their customers ONLY and is strictly enforced - even late in the evening.
Please allow plenty of time to locate a suitable parking space. If you arrive at The Lights after a concert has started you may be asked to wait until a break in the programme before you are allowed into the Auditorium.
Concerts take place in the tiered auditorium of The Lights, Andover. Seats are unreserved, so concert goers choose their seat on arrival.
Access is available to all, but it would enhance your experience if those concert goers with special needs could contact Bruce Randall by beforehand to discuss their specific requirements. An induction loop is also available, please enquire at the cloakroom.
There is no formal dress code and a free cloakroom is available for coats on those cooler or damp evenings.
The Lights Arena offers a full bar service as well as teas, coffees and ice cream for pre-concert and interval drinks, which can be ordered beforehand.
Programmes for the evening’s performance are also available in the foyer.
We hope you have an enjoyable experience at our concerts. Members of the committee are visible in the foyer prior to the concert and during the interval should you have any queries or questions.