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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Lovely venue and show

Great experience at the theatre. The Westenders Musical Show was first rate, with a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JohnandBeccaCumbria
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Lovely theatre in our favourite Lakeland town

The Westenders were a delight. This fantastic theatre never ceases to come up trumps. Always clean... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
juliabrooklands
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Stratford-upon-Avon, 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%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great experience at the theatre. The Westenders Musical Show was first rate, with a very professional band and superb, accomplished singers....

Thank JohnandBeccaCumbria
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Westenders were a delight. This fantastic theatre never ceases to come up trumps. Always clean and comfortable and staff are so welcoming and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Theatre is always a great when at the Lakes. This time it was lovely to share the experience with the little one at half term. The Theatre has an array of family performances throughout the week. We saw A Tigers Tale and Don't Dribble...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to beautiful Keswick to watch Sarah Millican at The Theatre by the lake. Absolutely wonderful Theatre ran by local members...Plenty of staff to guide you to your seat,nice little bar area and coffee and snacks too.You can order drinks for the intermission which i...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the excellent Sarah Millican here last night - great seats and a sold out venue - nice bar area and ample parking for a pound after 7 pm and a very entertaining and enjoyable evening.

Thank serbitar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable production of work based on the Secret Garden and suggested by the performers themselves on what could have happened to Mary Lennox in later life. Involving 3 young casts with ages ranging from 7-18 and the golden oldies all over 55.it is hoped...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent holiday to the Lakes we went to see Secret Garden. Loved the theatre and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Thank neil f
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The theatre is located on the edge of Lake Derwent and offers beautiful views across the lake. The cafe's food is great, so definitely a good place to go even if you are not seeing a performance. I went to see The Secret Garden and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Secret Garden, the play was terrific and the acting was excellent, a great venue. Would recommend that you include a theatre visit here whilst visiting Keswick.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Spent an enthralling Saturday afternoon watching a fabulous production of "The Secret Garden" As usual, a highly talented and multi-skilled cast, and a very clever set. We had a box with a great view of the stage (not as expensive as it sounds!), and were...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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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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