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Theatre by the Lake

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Beautiful spot - nice theatre - decent cafe

Came here in January 2019 to see Beauty and Beast on a solo visit to the Lakes. Great spot on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
East Midlands
Beauty & the Beast at Theatre by the Lake

Loved this production! It was so imaginative, creative and relevant on so many different levels... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara P
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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...more
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Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
+44 17687 74411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in January 2019 to see Beauty and Beast on a solo visit to the Lakes. Great spot on Derwent Water with a nice short walk along the shore. Cafe is a good size for venue and the jacket potato I had was lovely....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoEastMidlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this production! It was so imaginative, creative and relevant on so many different levels, very deep in fact. The cast were brilliant and the set was superb, very versatile & full of surprises! The narration was cleverly done by the cast, and was so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Never heard of the theatre before - looking fir something to do on a Saturday night with family and friends - just up from Manchester for the weekend. Took the chance ...... booked on phone - warm and personal - 45 min drive ( pitch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rdeacon
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Fantastic production; great cast; superb craftsmanship of a wonderful book by the company. Really enjoyable production.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This was our third visit and second Christmas presentation. This is a brilliant theatre, in a great location. We travel from Manchester area, visit attractions en route, eat out and stay over. It’s a great excuse for a night out. Much better than the normal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MParty3250
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We regularly visit the theatre, probably twice a year, with our granddaughters aged 8yrs and 11yrs travelling 70 miles each way. It is worth it given the consistent quality of the productions and Keswick is always a good place to visit. Yesterday saw Beauty and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stuart m
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We visited the theatre to see Beauty and the Beast while staying in Keswick for the New Year week. We went to a matinee performance although we were three adults with no children. We thoroughly enjoyed the production, and from observing some of the children...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Val T
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The modern theatre itself is very attractive with lots of space and very helpful staff. We sat in the upper circle and the view of the stage was excellent although the access to the seat was poor largely due to one of the access aisles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David H
FullResponse, Head of Communications at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear David, Thanks for your review. We're a little confused by the description of an access isle being permanently closed off and impeding audiences' access to seating. Having spoken to our Front of House Manager and reviewing our show reports over the last few days,...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this production, wasn’t entirely sure what to expect beforehand, but is more a play than a panto. The cast performed their roles excellently, the narrative was clear and we thought it was great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LizaDurham999
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This production attempted to walk a line between pantomime and play and failed on both fronts. It lurched from toilet humour to tragedy with no rhyme or reason. There was no sense of narrative drive or journey. Standout WTF moments were a bizarre orgasmic eating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Sallyswpea | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on is quite along those lines. But I’d avoid Rails as it’s rather harrowing and recommend the Alan bennet play that’s currently on.
Rosie C
19 August 2017|
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Response from P7672LRpault | 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