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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Good regional theatre

Quick and helpful telephone booking. Enjoyed a box for the first time. Good views. Very good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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On holiday again and been to the theatre by the lake 6 times in the 2 weeks I have been here... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick and helpful telephone booking. Enjoyed a box for the first time. Good views. Very good cast and production.

Thank kelvin325
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On holiday again and been to the theatre by the lake 6 times in the 2 weeks I have been here never disappointed had seen excellent productions one again including Pam Ayers

Thank stokee2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit to the Theatre by the Lake. We saw "As You Like It" which was a fabulous performance. The atmosphere of the theatre was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We will be returning to this wonderful theatre very soon.

Thank Judith622
Reviewed 3 days ago

One very good reason to visit Keswick is to be able to see a play or show at the Theatre by the Lake. It's in a wonderful setting, has a very pleasant atmosphere complemented by helpful and friendly staff and the plays are of a...More

Thank gymuser
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went to see "Handbagged" which is a funny and intelligent play about Margaret Thatcher's relationship with The Queen. The ambiance was great and the actors talented and fresh. Well worth the £33 per ticket. The theatre was full so we were...More

Thank Dorset_Food_Fan
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our second visit, this little theatre buzzes with atmosphere and puts on a very good show. All the details of a much bigger venue, but tidily presented in a bijou formula! A modern build with panoramic views of the Keswick hills and Derwentwater; it provides...More

Thank Thimblestitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an annual visitor to this theatre I was a bit disappointed with this years offering but chose to see "Miss Julie" purely on the good reviews. They were not wrong!. The acting was outstanding and I am so glad I made the effort! Well...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the Good -- Saw After The Dance, Fantastic production, very well acted by some great actors, could not fault, very enjoyable. Second the Bad -- Booked a table on Thursday eve 14th Sept. Placed main and sweet order, was taking a long time ,...More

Thank PeterandShirley
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a laugh last night at the Theatre by the Lake ... with Pam Ayres. Poems and tales full of humour and, at times, pathos. All the staff so pleasant and welcoming ... great atmosphere, and the setting second to none, anywhere in the world.

Thank Theophilus47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always been fans of this theatre and have not been for a while sadly. We remedied this today. We saw "Handbags", a really entertaining and funny play which we thoroughly enjoyed. The actors were absolutely superb, they were so funny and talented. A...More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Rosie C
18 August 2017|
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Response from horseeyeBrissie | Reviewed this property |
Probaly not. It would bore them silly
Linda B
10 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