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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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After the dance: magical

Our second visit, this little theatre buzzes with atmosphere and puts on a very good show. All the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miss Julie

As an annual visitor to this theatre I was a bit disappointed with this years offering but chose to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda C
Aberdare, 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

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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went 12/9/17 to see 'Handbagged' which was an excellent production, hugely entertaining with some good acting. In seats second row from the front. I would advise people to take warm clothing since it was chilly in the auditorium and this detracted from what would otherwise...More

Thank WalkieJools
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw a matinee performance of "After the Dance" and it was wonderful. Purchased my tickets only the day before and had a perfect seat on the lower level (stalls I think) in the middle. Staff were friendly and explained the ticket options. Drinks and snacks...More

Thank EarthNatureGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see "Handbagged" - really good performance. Also went for a meal at the attached café before the show. There's a limited menu but very nice. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank bobferg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The plays are usually of high quality as well as interesting exhibitions at times. It's also possible to enjoy an early dinner before the play, in the attractive theatre café. We saw the recent production of Handbagged,about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher which was an...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to 2 shows - Handbags & As You Like It. Handbags was absolutely excellent. As you Like it also good, I lost some of the words in the early scenes, and my hearing is pretty good. (Sound in Circle?)

Thank 500nige
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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
25 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