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Theatre by the Lake

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Address: Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
Phone Number: 441768774411
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Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other...

Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.

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EXCELLENT AFTERNOON THEATRE AND RESTAURANT

Went to watch DIAL M FOR MURDER thoroughly enjoyed it Great Theatre and staff couldn't have been more helpful after this we enjoyed a meal in the new reastaurant. Food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to watch DIAL M FOR MURDER thoroughly enjoyed it Great Theatre and staff couldn't have been more helpful after this we enjoyed a meal in the new reastaurant. Food was lovely and again the staff were very Polite courteous and helpful. Highly recommended for an afternoon/evening out

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying nearby and decided to book to see "the Rivals" by Sheridan at the Theatre by the lake. It is a modern theatre opened in the late 60s but has a thoroughly modern feel.There is a very good cafe next door overlooking the beautiful Derwent water with a bar and snack bar actually in the the theatre-the later... More 

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Kelty, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unable to take in any show during our stay but, we did very much enjoy the restaurant which forms part of these premises. It is open from mid-morning through to evening. Very clean, comfortable, well run establishment with reasonable prices.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely modern theatre and the play was brilliant. We always make sure we visit here when we're in Keswick and the performances never disappoint. Look forward to the next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic location for a theatre. The repertory company put on six shows at the same time so they all need to be incredibly versatile. We saw an 18th century comedy and a Greek tragedy in the same week and it was fascinating to see them in such different roles. There's also displays of costumes and stage scenery that you can... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice little theatre with some good preformances friendly staff and good atmosphere. Would like to return

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Thank Paul S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we called in for a cup of tea after visiting the lake and decided to book to see a play,normally its musicals we see so this was our first play and can honestly say it was outstanding ,actors and actresses were amazing .We had a box to ourselves and cant believe how cheap it was £10 each as im disabled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Modern, intimate theatre. Be careful where you sit - some circle seats have view a bit restricted by safety bars. Staff very helpful and friendly. We went to see Dial M for Murder. It was enjoyable though played with some comic undertones which we weren't expecting. We got £3 discount per seat through our B&B so seats were a bargain... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to see Rivals and lunch in new cafe. Menu a little restricted but cakes looked delicious. Our party had cold sandwiches which where very nice plenty of filling and fresh salad. Inside and outside eating inside quite cramped. Ordering system strange order drinks which are then put at till where you order food one of our parties hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location. Visited with my hubby. Got a discount from the B & B we were staying at, so worth checking. Excellent production

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