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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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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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39 steps

Very good potted version of The 39 Steps, with imaginative use of props - whole story told by 4 actors - amazing. Excellent night out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very good potted version of The 39 Steps, with imaginative use of props - whole story told by 4 actors - amazing. Excellent night out!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

we saw the 2 plays over 3 nights & are planning another visit to see both plays again as they were both outstanding, the performances by all cast members were as good as anything I've seen before, if comedy is your thing then you won't be disappointed, absolutely perfect comic timing & some unforgettable set pieces, well done Keswick you... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Always look forward to our visits to the Theatre by the Lake and particularly enjoyed Abigail's Party, which was hilarious and brilliantly acted by all the cast. Treated ourselves to a delicious pre-show Sharing Platter. Staff and volunteers are always friendly and helpful, which adds to the pleasant experience.

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TheatrebytheLake, Head of Marketing at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your feedback. It's nice to hear you had such an enjoyable visit to the theatre, Abigail's Party is receiving very positive feedback so it's nice to see it's success continuing. It's great you were able to enjoy a bite beforehand too! We will certainly pass on your compliments to all the relevant departments. We look... More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

lovely location, makes for a great night out if you're staying in Keswick. Good website too. Has a main theatre and a smaller "studio" which seats about 100 audience. We saw a Tennessee Williams play, it was very well acted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well acted and enthusiastic production of The Lady of the Lake enhanced by good beer you can take into the theatre and by a friendly front of house. Cat Bells a backdrop for the interval too.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As part of our annual visit to the Lake District we visted the Theatre by the Lake. This years production which were able to see was abigails Party. I would certainly recommend seeing it if there is still an oportunuty as it was excellent. The ony issue wsa the 70's authenticity of smokling! While I understand that herbal cigarettes are... More 

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TheatrebytheLake, Head of Marketing at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Yvette, Thanks for your feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the show so much and great news that your friends felt that we addressed their concerns on the night and in the follow up. Following customer feedback regarding the smoking of herbal cigarettes in Abigail's Party, we've increased the extraction of air within the auditorium to help... More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Superb cosy theatre with consistently good productions and a genuinely friendly welcome. We are lucky to have such a good place in Keswick.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This little theatre is a real jewel. Whatever you do when you visit the Lake District, you MUST include a show here. The season includes 6 different plays, usually ranging from very light comedy via more serious drama to the experimental avant garde. All well acted and superbly staged. DON'T MISS IT

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This theatre is in a beautiful setting with a bar and facility to eat. Lovely intimate space and sitting anywhere really fine. We had cheaper seats near the front and thought they were great. the standard of performances are first class. 39steps utterly brilliant.

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Amsterdam
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Saw "39 Steps" at the Theatre at 8pm on a Wednesday evening. The acting was wonderful as was the theatre itself. GBP30 per ticket got us great seats in a small theatre with only 15 rows, so right in with the action, (the show fiished at 10:30 pm). Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Theatre by the Lake

Address: Address: Lakeside, Keswick, England
Phone Number: 01-76-87-74411
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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