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Old Laundry Theatre

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 844 804 0604
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A+ Theatre! Check out their listings if you’re in or around Bowness-On-Windemere.

We were lucky to be in The Lakes when the Old Laundry Theatre was showing “Meeting Bea”, a play... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2016
London, United Kingdom
Evening out at the theatre

Splendid night out at an Alan Ayckbourn farce - "henceforward " A futuristic piece very well... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2016
Alice L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 844 804 0604
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were lucky to be in The Lakes when the Old Laundry Theatre was showing “Meeting Bea”, a play about Beatrix Potter in later life. We previously saw “Housewife 49” there. The theatre is very intimate so you’re almost part of the play. It makes...More

Thank RobLong214
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Splendid night out at an Alan Ayckbourn farce - "henceforward " A futuristic piece very well executed by the actors. All front of house staff were excellent, from the staff taking drinks orders, the booking staff to those directing people to their seats. Good visibility...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Went to see Henceforward by Alan Ayckbourn last night at this little theatre. A small cosy setting was the perfect place for this comedy about a man and his robot. Although we were the youngest there by about 15 years, the whole audience was laughing...More

Thank Abigail L
Reviewed October 18, 2016

You will never be disappointed with any performance. Each time I visit I can't believe how lucky to have this brilliant theatre. Full of talented people. A wonderful experience. Each performance suitably sought. Very friendly. A wonderful evening out. A gem in the Lakes,

Thank lovetravel191
Reviewed October 3, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre is a lovely intimate space for producing plays of all genres. Whatever the production the space seems to be adaptable and flexible. Meeting Bea was a well delivered and informative production with a talented cast. Just a shame that the audience...More

Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Visited this theatre yesterday to see Meeting Bea, a play about Beatrix Potter or Mrs Heelis. It was excellent! The actors were brilliant and it brought to life Beatrix's life after her books, her involvement with the National Trust and her passion of our lovely...More

Thank irene c
Reviewed September 25, 2016

"Meeting Bea " was thoroughly entertaining as a grown up insight into the world of Beatrix Potter. The cast were excellent and their use of the simple yet imaginative set was seamless. A first class play in a small and intimate theatre. What's not to...More

Thank BLT2
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Just come back from the old laundry theatre in Bowness and seen this excellent performance. Fantastic production! Excellent story, excellent cast and a very imaginative set. I do urge everyone to go and see it. All seats seem to have a great view. This production...More

Thank dolphincottage893
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My six year old daughters absolutely loved the show and I'm so pleased we were visiting the lake district just in time to catch it before the end of the holidays. The cast were very fun and engaging and the stage looked great.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We visited to see the Where is peter rabbit play. It was fantastic, and the auditorium was well laid out with great views from all seats. The ushers were very very friendly

Thank SandrS10
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