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Theatre by the Lake

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Address: Lakeside, Keswick, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 74411
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other...

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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Coffee break

Lovely new building is an addition to the existing cafe in the theatre itself. Excellant views over Derwentwater and outside seating during the summer. Good coffee and cake- with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely new building is an addition to the existing cafe in the theatre itself. Excellant views over Derwentwater and outside seating during the summer. Good coffee and cake- with very helpful staff and dogs allowed in the lower part of the cafe.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to see a Flanders and Swann tribute act, which were fantastic, had the whole audience laughing. The theatre itself was nice, very clean and good facilities. Had to pay for the car park, which was a bit disappointing after paying for the tickets!

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on our annual Keswick week's break, we always go the the theatre at least once. We went this year and watched a brilliant production of Dial M for Murder - superb cast and production as ever. I just wish we lived nearer so we could go more often. Great viewing from any seat, well priced, excellent half time Ice creams... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in Keswick at the Grange on Marrow Brow,had a pre theatre meal at Morrel's.This is a new theatre on the side of Derwentwater,Good seats,good parking and clean toilets.Food and drinks were available with good cloakrooms.There Is a full season of plays with good actors.We saw Dial M for Murder.

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Thank martinattewell
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We book for Theatre by the Lake every time we visit the Lake District. Never disappointed. Good ground floor café with interval drinks service. I was in a wheelchair and the staff were most helpful. Good online booking service. Very reasonable ticket prices for such top notch productions.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't see a show - just used the cafe which seems to have expanded and swallowed the cafe next door that used to be where we stopped after getting off the lake boat. It's not perhaps as characterful as the old place but was none the less a welcome stop between lakeshore and carpark ( I wonder if it's well... More 

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Thank neddyb1
Winchester
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great theatre, not at all provincial. Watched a fantastic play with great acting. Great location on the water's edge.

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Thank KFF77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting choice of plays - classic and modern - in two theatres. And a good bar/cafe too. Well worth supporting!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Theatre by the Lake is a fantastic facility for Keswick and the surrounding area with two auditoriums. Easy access on foot or by car with an adjoining large car park. There is a comfortable bar and a cafe in the complex. The theatre stages a number of plays that rotate through the different seasons performed by a professinal company.... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year we attend the Theatre by the Lake and watch 3 shows each time. The shows are always entertaining, skilfully acted and totally impress us at the sheer number of lines the actors must learn for each show which are then delivered perfectly each night in the different plays. This year was no exception with first class performances from... More 

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