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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
+44 17687 74411
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Attended Alan Bennett play whilst on holiday. Small but well laid out theatre with bar/restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael G
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Settle, United Kingdom
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Another excellent play in a charming venue

We always see two plays at Theatre by the Lake on our annual visit to the Lake District and have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JohnCuthbert
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended Alan Bennett play whilst on holiday. Small but well laid out theatre with bar/restaurant. Seemed slightly pricey for a provincial theatre. Staff friendly.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We always see two plays at Theatre by the Lake on our annual visit to the Lake District and have rarely been disappointed. Yesterday evening was Single Spies by Alan Bennett. It was a totally engaging performance; well acted and staged in this gem of...More

Thank JohnCuthbert
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited during a week's stay in Keswick and were not disappointed. All seats had a great view and the play was excellent. We will return in the future.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was at the Keswick Mountain Festival excellent speakers and a lovely snack in the cafe! It took a bit of time despite not being that busy but was excellent food. I recommend the salmon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing theatre right by Derwent Water in Keswick. If you get a chance, book a ticket and watch a play. There is a cafe attached for coffee etc.

Thank David N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in early June and, whilst this is a smart theatre in a decent location, there was nothing on!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this show it was cleverly put together and had us laughing. Suited our whole family and the theatre staff were very accommodating as my mum had a fall that day so they arranged for her to sit in a more accessible seat. The facilities...More

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This production is absolutely brilliant, the funniest thing since Noises Off, and the best here for a couple of years. The tale of some typically Wodehousian goings on is told by Bertie Wooster with the help of Jeeves and another servant, who between them play...More

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we are in the Lakes we like to visit this wonderful little theatre in its lovely location on Derwent Water. The productions are varied and so far have always been excellent. Jeeves and Wooster is absolutely fab, 3 incredibly talented actors, I know this...More

Thank JKandMS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Theatre by the Lake, and as others have mentioned it is in a wonderful spot by the lake with fantastic views. I was looking forward to seeing a stage production of Jeeves and Wooster and we were not...More

Thank Jane2112
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FullResponse, Head of Communications at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, I'm heartened to hear that you really enjoyed Jeeves and Wooster, we've been gathering fabulous feedback from this show and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience. I'm sorry to hear that you thought the teapots were rather on the...More

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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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