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Theatre by the Lake
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is such a wonderful little theatre, I go every time I head to Keswick and have never been disappointed.
The Studio is fantastic, you are right in the heart of the action.
It's well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
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“Good meal followed by show”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely relaxed meal served in the theatre's first floor restaurant before the show. Good value for money, and better than most of the places in town. Show after was so funny (a farce called See How They Run). A very enjoyable evening!

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“theatre visit”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

friendly staff, all amenities. comfortable nice size . saw 'see how they run, excellent production. cast very professional. good fun

Visited September 2013
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Yorkshire Dales
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful little theatre.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great little theatre and the production of "See how they run" was very slick and professional - a great laugh and thoroughly enjoyed by all our group of about 20

Visited September 2013
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“A very friendly venue”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Theatre By The Lake in Keswick is one of the friendliest, most welcoming theatres we have visited. The setting is perfect, in beautiful park land next to Derwent Water.
There is a comprehensive,varied summer programme using the main theatre and the studio.
The main theatre is a very comfortable, small theatre, there can't possibly be a bad seat in the house! The studio offers more intimate seating for small scale productions.
Downstairs there is a small cafe/coffee bar. We had an excellent snack type meal here last year. This year we ate in the restaurant upstairs. It is essential to pre book a meal in the restaurant as it is only small. Not a huge menu, but all home made. The soup and pies were delicious!
All the staff were friendly and helpful which made it a most enjoyable evening out.
All reasonable prices too !

Visited August 2013
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