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Theatre by the Lake

Lakeside, Keswick, England
01-76-87-74411
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Ranked #5 of 30 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We always visit here for at least one play. It is like an old rep as the actors offer different plays on different nights. This time we saw Dracula, spine chilling, great staging and well presented and Rookery Nook the Ben Travers farce and the same actors in them. There is not a bad seat in the house. Well done.

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had refreshments in here twice on our recent holiday in Keswick. Lovely airy cafe and plenty of tables. I had a pot of Earl Grey tea(served in a delightful unusual teapot) which was posssibly the best tea I've ever tasted. Scones very tasty. Toilets kept nice and clean.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

No time to use the facility during our short stay, but this is a very active and well supported venue with a great catalogue of concerts, shows and plays incorporating something for all tastes.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

OK - it's like this - my wife and me plus our 12 year old granddaughter were in Keswick heading towards the lake. we bobbed into the theatre to collect a prospectus and decided to stay for a bite of lunch. I had the smoked mackerel pate which was fantastic - a good bit of bite; not enough bread, and... More

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South East England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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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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