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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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Fantastic play fantastic theatre

As a couple we have seen several plays in several theatres. My boyfriend had seen dial m for murder previously a few years back in Grimsby and when I saw this on stage during our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca C
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a couple we have seen several plays in several theatres. My boyfriend had seen dial m for murder previously a few years back in Grimsby and when I saw this on stage during our visit to the lakes I had to book as part of his birthday gift. We went for the £14 seats but had a perfect view... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended by friends,we went to see Dial M for Murder here, really enjoyed the performance and it is in a lovely setting near the lake. If you want to eat at the restaurant before the show you need to book but there are plenty of places in the town to eat

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In Keswick for a few nights & were pleased to find that 'Dial M for Murder' was on & tickets were still available. A very enjoyable production in this lovely little theatre.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, comfortable Theatre where we enjoyed a brilliant production of Dial M for Murder. The Theatre is in a beautiful place and would recommend a visit.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice evening and very entertaining, I couldn't think of a better place to put a theatre and after a day's walking, what better way to relax.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This theatre by Lake Derwentwater is just fantastic. The setting for the actual building is stunning. However the actors in this play were just brilliant; they completely enthralled you from start to finish. You felt completely involved in the production from start to finish. The actors actually perform a number of plays on different days so have to learn different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As this was one of the first experiences of theatre, what a lovely experience it was. To start off we watched 'Dial M for murder' and were sat in the stalls about 5 rows back from the stage. The theatre room was well laid out and the classic red seats made the place look quirky. The performance was brilliant and... More 

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

We have been to the summer season for about 10 years now and are always impressed by the quality of the productions - they are varied, well produced and always well acted. Additionally, the new cafe is excellent, and the staff/volunteers are very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see sailor sailor, loved the whole experience, we had the cheaper seats at the side but had no problem with see the play easily

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw two shows during our stay in Keswick, Watch it! Sailor and Dial M for Murder. We enjoyed both performances immensely. Watch it! is a classic comedy and Dial M for Murder is to an extent self explanatory. The actors were word perfect and both productions were slick and professional. I would recommend a visit!

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