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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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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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The Snow Queen

We are so lucky to have this gem of a Theatre in Cumbria. This was the first time I have taken our younger grandchildren to a play, and they were captivated by the Snow Quieen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tallentire
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have this gem of a Theatre in Cumbria. This was the first time I have taken our younger grandchildren to a play, and they were captivated by the Snow Quieen,. Excellent cast, some very good effects, especially the glitter balls! They want to come next year! Thank you.

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Thank hayloftlizzie
Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The snow Queen was brilliant really enjoyed it and for once the food in the cafe was good.much beyyer than I expected.

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Thank 1penny506
Cockermouth
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family recently visited TBTL to see The Snow Queen production and unfortunately did not enjoy this performance. The acting was wooden, slow at times and lacked any magical drama that this story could have had by the addition of some special effects, music etc. One scene saw Greta fastening her boots for what seemed like ages in silence whilst... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A great show, much better than expected, our 6yr old also loved it. The cast were excellent and the whole production was top quality. The staff at the theatre are always welcoming, well done

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Thank AndyJackson74
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I went to see The Snow Queen a few days ago as a gift whilst I was visiting from London. Upon arrival, staff were friendly and it was a cosy, warm feel to the building. Drinks were not overpriced ( like the London theatres) and toilets were clean and easy to find. The production had a small cast but overall... More 

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Thank Nodamochiiee
Ennerdale
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A brilliant show to take the grandkids to see, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The Christmas performance has become a regular visit for all the family.

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Thank PMHEnnerdale
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I love the theatre - it is a gem nestled in the lakes with top quality productions. The Snow Queen was wonderful - charming relevant and overall entertaining!

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Thank Sdmireland
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This review has been written immediately following a visit to Keswick's 'Theatre By the Lake' in December 2015 to see 'The Snow Queen', adapted by Charles Way based on the traditional story by Hans Christian Andersen. Having been regular visitors to this theatre, this was yet another top class experience. Even though Keswick is in the heart of heart of... More 

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Thank Joseph R
merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have often walked past but never been to a show. As the weather was far from wonderful I booked for my husband and I to go on Monday afternoon to see The Snow Queen. We had a really lovely time . The theatre is so cool and the play was FAB...

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Thank windybottom
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Annual visit with my daughter, we both really enjoyed the show. As always an impressive set of performances from the cast, and the set is equally impressive. Will be back same time next year.

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