Old Laundry Theatre

Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere: Hours, Address, Old Laundry Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Laundry Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Old Laundry Theatre is a 270 seat theatre-in-the-round situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, and a thriving cultural hub for residents and visitors to the Lake District. Over the past two decades, the Old Laundry has welcomed a host of famous names from Alan Carr and Jenny Eclair to Victoria Wood and Sue Perkins. And along with an impressive star-studded list of trustees, husband and wife Roger Glossop and Charlotte Scott name one of the country's most famous playwrights as the inspiration behind the theatre's creation: "We wouldn't be where we are now without Alan Ayckbourn's support, he gave us the confidence to open the theatre and its success is down to him".
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Danby82
Huddersfield, UK16 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Attended for the afternoon tea with Peter Rabbit with my daughter.

Lovely setting and the food that was laid on was really nice although I’d had enough of mince pies post Christmas at this point!

Big Peter Rabbit for the children to take photos with and then a short film showed after the food.

Lovely experience which was a little pricey but my daughter is still talking about it a couple of days later so the memories are worth it.
Written January 1, 2022
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Andy C
Morecambe, UK120 contributions
Nov 2019
This small theater gets you close to the performance and creates an intimate atmosphere, particularly when the set up in the 'in the round configuration'. A great place for Ayckbourn plays. There are no restrictive views, but the best seats are away from the upper corners. The front rows are great, but expect to be very close to the performers.
Written November 17, 2019
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK828 contributions
Nov 2019
Went to see this production and it was very good. The stars for me were the actress playing Belinda and the Doctor but all the actors were very good.
Nice theatre but it did get very hot during the production.
Highly recommend going to see the play.
Written November 8, 2019
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Thanks for your review it's great to hear you enjoyed the production of Season's Greetings, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. Sorry if it got a little warm, the production company had asked for the air con to be switched off as it was a bit noisy. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written November 11, 2019
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Julie R
Leeds, England, United Kingdom19 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a great performance by Katie Birtell. We booked this show as we saw it advertised at the hotel and we were not disappointed. There is no interval just straight through performance for 1hour 10 minutes and Katie’s voice is fabulous. Reasonably priced tickets and you can purchase soft or alcoholic drinks to take into the theatre with you. The theatre is small and intimate and it feels like you are part of the show. Well worth watching brilliant
Written October 20, 2019
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Irving2
Chirk, UK53 contributions
Oct 2019
A fantastic matinee performance; flawless and every moment a pleasure; the young lady totally owned the stage and had boundless energy; the singing and the nuances were perfect - we can't recommend it highly enough, everyone should go, we only got in at the last minute and I'm so chuffed we did
Written October 11, 2019
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JSH101
Salisbury, UK43 contributions
Oct 2019
Have just seen this one girl show and Katie Birtill was excellent so if you are in the area don’t miss out.
Written October 9, 2019
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46biggy46
Warrington, UK336 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We had pre booked the afternoon tea package and overall a brilliant experience. The theatre is a lovely little modern feel to it and performance was great .then straight onto the tour which was great but was very busy too busy intact. The afternoon tea was amazing I had ordered a vegetarian option and had a separate plate which was a lovely touch and loads to eat and cake boxes were handed out.i would definitely recommend and return.
Written August 31, 2019
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Catherine R
1 contribution
Jul 2019
Our young grandchildren really enjoyed the Peter Rabbit play. The Old Laundry theatre is a lovely intimate space with the audience very close to the stage.
Written August 21, 2019
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Pampered_Chick29
Glasgow, UK113 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We attended this musical rendition of Beatrix Potter’s stories as part of a VIP experience to the attraction. The show lasted an hour and was fantastic. How the production was put together was superb and it was delivered by a talented cast. Highly recommend a visit.
Written August 12, 2019
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Gary H
Rothesay, UK291 contributions
Jul 2019
This is a little gem not to be missed.
Intimate atmosphere, seating area is very good with great views all round
Written July 30, 2019
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