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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Family Affair

We come every year and are never dissappointed the actors are so talented and oozing with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
donna m
via mobile
Enjoyable evening at the theatre

We were staying in Keswick for the week and noticed that As You Like It was on at the theatre. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We come every year and are never dissappointed the actors are so talented and oozing with energy.The staff always so attentive, the cafe is a must with a pot of tea and a yummy scone

Thank donna m
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying in Keswick for the week and noticed that As You Like It was on at the theatre. It was our first visit to this theatre and we were welcomed like old friends. All the staff that we met were so friendly and...More

Thank CheshireMaj
Reviewed 4 days ago

OK, I'm not a regular theatregoer but it was my wife's birthday and she wanted to go and see Handbagged. Keswick was too far to go for an evening out, so we stayed overnight at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel. The whole evening way exceeded both...More

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited the theatre a number of times. This report is more about the theatre than one particular production. The whole thing is well organised- from booking, arriving eating and the theatre itself. It is a pleasant place to be. Seating is comfortable, with...More

Thank Stampman26
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am ashamed to say that having visited Keswick on numerous occasions in the past, this was my first visit to the Theatre on the Lake. We went to see “Handbagged” – a series of imagined conversations between HM The Queen and Margaret Thatcher which...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful intimate theatre showing a varied programme throughout the season. A good view from seats throughout the theatre and all at very reasonable prices. Welcoming bar and café, making for an excellent afternoon or evening's entertainment.

Thank candam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Work on this excellent little building began in 1998 when the ground was broken by the theatre's patron, Dame Judi Dench. It was a great little detour of a short stay within the area.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local theatre clearly catering for tourists and well as locals with more than one production each week. It's a really nice space offering a range of performances

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been lucky enough to have had two visits to the Theatre by the Lake this year and enjoyed After the Dance, which was beautifully acted and thought provoking and Handbagged, a clever and very funny play. It's always a pleasant experience with helpful...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online ( very easy) and went to see "Handbagged" here. The play is well written and produced and the performances of all 6 actors were excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Nick O
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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
24 March 2017|
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Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
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