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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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My husband and I went to this concert last night (Sunday) - a one evening only appearance for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ferial E
Carlisle, United Kingdom

The theatre is set in a stunning location and well set out. The play was brilliantly funny and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steven W
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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 3 days ago

My husband and I went to this concert last night (Sunday) - a one evening only appearance for the Mandoliquents - and were so glad we had. We had our usual seats in the side stalls so we had a good view. The performance was...More

Thank Ferial E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The theatre is set in a stunning location and well set out. The play was brilliantly funny and poignant.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to visit this lovely theatre. Today's play of After the Dance was superb. Not a weak peformance in sight. Thoroughly absorbing and great moments of light relief. If you get the chance it's well worth your time and support.

Thank Gwen2911
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Terence Rattigan's After the Dance. Easy booking on the day of the performance. Good modern bar and cafe. Lovely meal beforehand. Great night out.

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful and moving play, beautifully performed. We always visit the theatre when we are in Keswick and have never been disappointed. Friendly and welcoming too.

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw a very good production of Terrence Rattigan's After the Dance here. The online booking procedure was very easy and you can select your own seats. The theatre itself has a cafe with views towards the lake and if you arrive early you can...More

Thank RunnymedeParkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this lovely theatre. The location is stunning with plenty of parking close by. We had an excellent lunch in the theatre restaurant before the performance. We thoroughly enjoyed "Handbag" and it won't be long before we return.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited two evenings to see Terrence Rattigan play and Handbagged. Both excellent with a first class cast. On first evening we enjoyed a meal in the new restaurant.

Thank Berden1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times. Lovely facilities and every year a wide variety of shows every day/night over the week/month! Nice bar & café too.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the theatre by the lake on two occasions now once on our honeymoon to see a murder mystery and the second to see a Shakespeare play absolutely fantastic time on both occasions.

Thank mardellp930
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Rosie C
19 August 2017|
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Response from horseeyeBrissie | Reviewed this property |
Probaly not. It would bore them silly
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