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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Stunning production of "The Secret Garden"

Spent an enthralling Saturday afternoon watching a fabulous production of "The Secret Garden" As... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kendal, United Kingdom
Splendid gem for Keswick and the area - theatre at its best...........

If you have not made a visit or not sure what theatre is all about then try it - absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank patagoniapete0
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have not made a visit or not sure what theatre is all about then try it - absolutely wonderful building, excellent layout and dedicated staff who are exceedingly helpful - and what a programme past and future. This has come a long way...More

Thank Totalpost
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainy afternoon ,this is the place to go, has some fantastic films and plays, less mainstream and supports local talent . Definitely worth a visit and supporting.

Thank tcampapril
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have loved "The Secret Garden" since I first saw a BBC Sunday series almost 60 years ago. This production in Keswick brought the characters to life and told the story in an enthralling way. We loved the subtle introduction of music, singing and dancing...More

Thank Dibs08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see, 'A Secret Garden' yesterday. It was brilliant, the acting and singing were excellent.The scenery of the Secret Garden, was amazing.was one of my favourite books as a child, so not dissapointed. Dissapointed that the cafe closed at 4pm. Also something should be...More

Thank Allegna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently to watch the secret garden. I wasn't expecting much but it was brilliant! I even cried at the end. Actors were absolutely fantastic. I will definitely return next time I'm in Keswick!

Thank Lau A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last two tickets, side circle. Production was excellent although disappointed that nowhere did it say the seats I was booking were with limited view for parts of the production. At one point my daughter and myself were lying on the floor to try and...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent production - only our second visit to this theatre but haven't been disappointed. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Thank cduncan29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rarely a dud production, not cheap but you should go if staying in Keswick. Friendly ticket desk will advise on suitability of performances

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We return to this fantastic theatre time and time again. And this time as we were short of time for a Christmas week matinee we decided to have some lunch in the cafe / bar. We wish we had not bothered. Tables were full of...More

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FullResponse, General Manager at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments about your recent visit to TBTL. We're very sorry that your enjoyment of The Secret Garden was spoilt by poor service in our Spotlight Bar. Our catering and bars are operated by a third party and I can assure you...More

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Rosie C
19 August 2017|
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Response from paul t | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't
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