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Theatre by the Lake

Address: Lakeside, Keswick, England
Phone Number: 01-76-87-74411
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Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Cumbria’s year-round theater hosts a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Cumbria’s year-round theater hosts a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I called in here for lunch on route home from a meeting. I have to say that the food really was rather good but was very over priced for the small portion I was served. The coffee was also really good and the views a worth a visit alone.

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

Dear Visitor, We’re delighted to hear that on you’re first visit to Theatre by the Lake you enjoyed your meal and coffee. I will certainly pass on your compliments to the Bars & Catering team. Whilst we can’t take credit for the views, we’re really glad they enhanced your experience. I’m sorry to hear you felt the food was overpriced,... More 

South Yorkshire, England
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
53 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A very pleasant cafe, and a good place to set off from for a gentle walk along the lakeside. Lots of parking nearby.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited the theatre on this occasion to see Peter Pan, it was amazing. Enjoyed every moment. It's a lovely theatre set in an amazing location. Excellent all round. Highly recommend! .

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went to see Peter Pan. We go every year after Christmas - a little treat which takes us back to childhood. The cast of any production (and there are so many!) are always top-notch and it's great that the theatre uses local kids as well. The seating is excellently arranged - neither cramped nor too far apart. The raking ensures... More 

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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179 reviews 179 reviews
112 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

......to have such an attraction as the theatre by the Lake which must be the envy of many much larger towns and cities in the UK. I visited this theatre when it was mobile and used to tour around, calling itself, I think, the Century theatre. Now in its permanent home, with a restaurant and bar with a large adjacent... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We're still glowing after last night's Peter Pan at the the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. (9th January 2015). Long time fans, we salute artistic director Ian Forrest once again for another triumphant delight. We were spellbound from start to finish - and remain so the morning after. The company so obviously revel in each other and in the... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your kind comments. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed the performance and will certainly pass on your thoughts to the cast and crew. We try to offer the best experience on and off stage, so it’s great to hear you were wholly satisfied with your experience. We’re glad you enjoyed the performance of the... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely theatre. Sat near front so excellent view of this performance of JM Barries's Peter Pan. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Well acted.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The visit to the theatre was a Christmas treat to see Peter Pan. We have visited several times before and I'm pleased to say we enjoy the experience each time. The theatre is quite modern and very well kept. The seating is reasonably comfortable as far as theatres go. The staff are very helpful and polite. The production was cleverly... More 

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Strathaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

went to an excellent production of Pride and Prejudice with two actors. Great theatre, great show. Always worth a visit here as they put on some excellent productions

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Cumbria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Anyone staying at Keswick in the the English Lake District should take the opportunity to visit the Theatre by the Lake, a modern theatre which caters for people of all ages and tastes. One of the patrons of the theatre is none other than Dame Judi Dench and there is a bust of Dame Judi and late husband, the actor... More 

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