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Theatre by the Lake

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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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All reviews excellent production the secret garden full house very enjoyable evening the main house summer season front of house lovely setting car park cast performance acting play farce dial murder stage
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on three days seeing a total of nine different speakers. All were very good, a couple excellent. An impressive programme and I thoroughly enjoyed the variety on offer. The venue was comfortable and welcoming, which was appreciated given the weather. Made good use of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Louise F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve just spent three days at Words by the Water, Keswick’s book festival. I love this friendly theatre. All my talks this year were in the Studio which is a perfect, intimate space for events like this. I enjoyed sitting in the cafe upstairs looking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fmck49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were regulars at the site of the previous cafe owners but had not visited the new buildings attached to the theatre. Having walked around part of the Lake which was passable a pit stop was needed. Place was not very busy as the launches...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank digitraisedwhenasked
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with some friends of mine We ordered three paninis two cumberland sausage and a cheddar and tomato. First of all we got a cheddar and ham. Hard to say that wrong at the till. Then it all started to go downhill the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fred1979q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this wonderful little theatre for an Evening with Professor Alice Roberts. The car parking is right next door and the entrance and cafe inviting. I met friends for coffee and a sandwich well ahead of the scheduled start of the event and the cafe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice theatre. Good show by Alice Roberts. Very interesting even though not usually my kind of thing but I enjoyed it. Nice lady who spent time answering questions and signing books. Been to the theatre before and always a good place to see a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kesrick2010
Reviewed 3 February 2019

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 23 January 2019

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
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Julie S
9 March 2019|
Response from Travel-Case-asdf | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All sight lines are good. A modern theatre, with carefully laid our seats . (I am actually sitting in the café there now about to see a show!).
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