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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
+44 17687 74411
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A wonderful facility right by Derwent Water, a pleasure to visit

We visited the main auditorium of Theatre by the Lake as it was a venue for Keswick Jazz and Blues... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suedoug4551
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Beautiful theatre in a stunning location

We had a lovely time here. The show was intimate and interesting and the venue clean and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard G
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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.
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  • Average4%
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Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the main auditorium of Theatre by the Lake as it was a venue for Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful; the seating comfortable with a good view of the stage wherever you were seated and the bonus...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here. The show was intimate and interesting and the venue clean and welcoming. It did get rather hot in the theatre though. However, it was a scorcher of a day outside.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Embarrassingly bad, with disgusting unnessary language throughout, total waste of money and time,not good for the theatres reputation.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The production lacked atmosphere and lost all the tension of the novel. The introduction of a comedy element failed miserably. Dreadful.More

Thank Robin G
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FullResponse, Manager at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello Robin, thanks for your review. I'd love to know which production that you're reviewing - perhaps Tilted Wig and Malvern Theatre's recently running show Great Expectations? If so, i'm sorry that the show wasn't for you. It has received breathtaking praise from national reviewers...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We love this theatre and really enjoyed this production. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The play was well done, although our 7 year old fell asleep! We are looking forward to the next time we visit.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Wow what can I say. From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff were very friendly and the theatre itself is very clean and spacious inside. They have a variety of seating to suit all price ranges. We attended the meta theatre...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Attended to watch my daughter and the many other talented youth in 2018 UDance perform creative and moving stories dance after dance. The theatre is a great size keeping an intimate feel but big enough to hold a good size audience. I was a bit...More

Thank MelW04
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a lovely theatre and the show was very different from anything we had ever experienced before. The musicians were amazing, particularly the pianist. The role of Nina Simone was powerfully portrayed by Josette Bushell-Mingo of The Lion King fame. The struggles of the...More

Thank JaneHilton1908
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The theatre is in a beautiful setting close to Derwentwater; they have a wide range of plays, show and films and is really worth a visit. It is best to book on line in advance as the theatre is very popular. Good parking available which...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

If you like lukewarm coffee, this is your place! We called in to show visiting friends the Theatre and it’s lovely situation. It’s a wonderful asset to Keswick, and decided to call in for a coffee and cake. We wondered why it was so empty!...More

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FullResponse, General Manager at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your comments, we're sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our cafe/bar. All comments are noted and used to inform training and future planning of our services.

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Rosie C
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11 July 2017|
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Hi, our website has full details of those shows via our handy calendar, it details which shows are on both those days. You can choose the performances you're interested on and it routes you to find out more about each show... More
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24 March 2017|
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Hello, The theatre announced at last year's festival that they were programming five days of Jazz events from Wed 10 May until Sun 14 May in the absence of anyone coming forward to run the festival in the future. But... More
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