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Theatre by the Lake

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Throughly Entertaining

Travelled to theatre and back to Liverpool same night to see Comfort and Joy performed in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
The other place

We really enjoyed this play last week, terrific writing and acting. We always enjoy the plays at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silloth, 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...more
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Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
+44 17687 74411
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

For some years, there was a theatre in a kind of prefabricated box near the car park, along the road. People used to come from miles around to watch the varied programme of excellent productions and the company quickly built up an enviable reputation. Lottery...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This is the third time we have eaten here. Anyplace can have an "off day", so we peristed. Table dirty and uncleared when we sat down Waited in a queue to order our meal and in the meanwhile we collected our drinks order- tea for...More

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TheatrebytheLake, Marketing Manager at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to theatre and back to Liverpool same night to see Comfort and Joy performed in the Studio at Theatre by the Lake by the Keswick Theatre Group and so well worth the trip. A thoroughly entertaining play full of humour that that had the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this play last week, terrific writing and acting. We always enjoy the plays at theatre on the lake and can’t wait for the next one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent three days in Keswick recently and on the first evening went to the theatre to see "The Other Place ". An absolutely brilliant play exploring dementia....In fact, I found it so riveting that I booked again to see it the next night. It is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always book TbtL when we visit The Lakes. This time we saw Rails in the Studio and Single Spies in the Main House. Both excellent, as the productions always are, but the acting in Rails was exceptional. I laughed, cried, in this family dynamics rollercoaster...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The set up in the restaurant has recently changes. Previously, the pre theatre dining was restaurant style with a good range of choices. On this visit the menu was bistro style with limited choices and more cafe style dining. Food was ok, but expensive. Will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Jeeves and Wooster - it was the best theatre performance I have ever experienced - yes, better than RSC who in my experience fail to draw their audience into their productions. Bravo Bravo Bravo to all concerned !!!! The Car...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun play suitable for family viewing - extremely well performed by trio of actors. Theatre is modern and spacious and the tickets not dear. We sat in middle of row 2 and this wasn't too close.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was everything and more! It was true to the book and my daughter and I were glued to the stage the entire time! Excellent!

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends to see Secret Spies on the last day of it's 4 month season - been a few years since last here and the standard as high as ever, apart from the chaotic cafe where our lunch order arrived in 2 lots 20...More

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for the week and booked three plays to see over four days. All were excellent, great productions and well worth seeing, as ever.

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10 October 2018|
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Response from Sallyswpea | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on is quite along those lines. But I’d avoid Rails as it’s rather harrowing and recommend the Alan bennet play that’s currently on.
Rosie C
19 August 2017|
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Response from paul t | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't
Linda B
11 July 2017|
Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
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