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Theatre by the Lake

Lakeside, Keswick, England
01-76-87-74411
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is Cumbria's only year-round producing theatre, described by The Independent as "the most beautifully located and... more »
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South East England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It has good shows but in the daytime its cafe was rather limited. There was little of substance on offer but I suspect the evening is a different matter with quality events available.

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wirral
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3 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our first visit to this theatre very much although the play Rookery Rook was a bit of a disappointment (we thought it might be) . However the cast did their best and the set was excellent. In all a good evening and we would go again - perhaps choosing the play more carefully.

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cambridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Evenings in keswick would not be the same with out a visit to the theatre and a glass of wine in the interval Ok so the play in main theater not so inspiring 'Rookery Nook' But well acted , lovely atmosphere

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Have been a number of times and have enjoyed each one .You get both professional and local theatre group performances so something for everyone. The summer season has a good mixture this one being no exception. Looking forward to my next visit

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Barrow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been to this lovely theatre many times, besides the main auditorium there are smaller venues within the building, all producing highly professional shows.. Staff are very friendly and a pre-show meal is available - together with a café that is open most of the day. A must for theatre lovers.

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Small, intimate theatre. Intervals are staggered between the two theatres there, so there's no bun fight for refreshment. Staff are lovely and very helpful. A nice evening out in keswick. My only negative would be not enough legroom , but I always have this problem :)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to see "Seeing the Lights" in the studio, and we could not have been more impressed. There was every human emotion in this brilliantly acted production, humour, sadness and pathos. A most moving new play, recommended.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Brilliant theatre! The website gave a brilliant preview of your selected seat. Dracula was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to the theatre last night to see Dracula. Beautiful ambience in the foyer and the theatre. All the staff were friendly and willing to help with anything. The performance was excellent and even at nearly 3 hours long it flew by. Will definitely visit again

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Ravenglass, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My 2nd visit this year and what another great evening. Fantastic location and well worth a visit..The production Dracula was first rate from the actors to the scenery. All staff are very friendly. Due to being a small theatre all seating gives a good view of the stage. I wish we had booked the 6 plays and saved a small... More

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