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Theatre by the Lake

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Address: Lakeside, Keswick, England
Phone Number: 01-76-87-74411
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Cumbria’s year-round theater hosts a wide range of visiting drama, music...
Cumbria’s year-round theater hosts a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film.
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Enlightenment

Theatre by the Lake is always on our itinerary when we visit the Lake District. Beautiful setting. Helpful and friendly staff/volunteers. Free parking after 7 pm. Saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Love the little theatre by the lakes. It has great character and location. We saw Abigail's Party recently. Got to say that we were not impressed with the play. However, all the actresses and actors were fantastic. Therefore, personally I would say the play is rated at averge and the acting is rated at very good. I personally wouldn't recommend... More 

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Cullercoats, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Theatre by the Lake is always on our itinerary when we visit the Lake District. Beautiful setting. Helpful and friendly staff/volunteers. Free parking after 7 pm. Saw 'Enlightenment'. A well scripted, gripping account of a missing son. Excellent casting. Staged in the Studio, closeness to the actors increased our involvement in the production. Gave us plenty to discuss on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great little theatre in Keswick. There are four layers of seats and it is well designed. It is a great place to see a play. We really enjoyed watching a Noël Coward classic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely intimate theatre. We saw 39 Steps and Abigail's Party while in Keswick, both shows were fantastic and very funny. Superb evening out!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the theatre for the first time, free parking after 7pm delicious food and an amazing performance - a great night!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Multi layered tragedy thick with verse that attempts to drag, screaming, the Arthurian legend back to Cumbria. A play that critiques itself as it goes along; witty, sexy, shocking and beguiling. Thoroughly recommended for the shock on the faces of the opposite audience alone. Confident performances, pace, emotion, and a host of lines that you will wish you could have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The theatre was of very high spec the cast excellent the front of stage personnel helpful friendly professional and polite. A truly positive experience. We would most certainly return again when visiting The Lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent and funny play. My 9 and 11 year olds were captivated by it. Great acting, imaginative props and brilliant script. Never a dull moment. Have dinner in Keswick and watch this play. A truly wonderful end to the day.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant surprise to find the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria. There is a surprising amount of entertainment which takes place here throughout the year. It is a delightful little theatre where we saw an evening play for a quite reasonable price. Snacks are available before the performance and during the interval (intermission), though you might plan... More 

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England's Lake District
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

try your hardest to get tickets for this studio premiere of a modern verse play about King Arthur and his troublesome times. Beautifully written script (cracking good lines - worth remembering), superb acting and a cheeky bard called Taliesin who might just have lost the plot……….

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