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Theatre by the Lake

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Address: Lake Road, Keswick, England
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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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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Silver lining........superb.

A wonderful, hilarious, touching play, in an excellent theatre. Pre dinner meal was as usual, first class.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful, hilarious, touching play, in an excellent theatre. Pre dinner meal was as usual, first class.

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to the Theatre by The Lake when I can and have seen some wonderful plays and eaten good meals (and lovely English Lakes Ice Cream!) I wanted to say something about Silver Lining as having read some of the reviews that may have put people off - please don't be put off! It was a great evening's entertainment... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience of Words by the Water at Keswick Theatre and it was fantastic. Listened to Peter Stanford and Dr Phil Hammond - both excellent speakers. Seating, acoustics, and friendliness of staff up to usual exemplary standard.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from three days at Words by the Water at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Heard six talks - a wide range from Mark Lawson to Chris Mullin to Michael Rosen. The line-up is always interesting; the hard part is choosing which talks to attend. Excellent use is made of both the main theatre and the studio,... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been several times to the Words by the Water festival this week and every visit was a joy. The Theatre by the Lake is a wonderful theatre in a beautiful setting. The staff were readily available, friendly and helpful and made it easy to get quickly settled in our seats. The diversity of speakers and subjects this week... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday we went, as part of the Words by the Water book festival. We heard Vince Cable speaking about economics and he was one of the best speakers we have heard at this theatre and we have been coming to this high quality festival for many years. It is not only the performance that makes the Theatre by the Lake... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an annual pilgrimage to this lovely venue and always a rewarding visit. Ideally situated close to Derwentwater and has lovely facilities. We particularly enjoy the coffee bar and like the very helpful and friendly staff and the volunteers manning the theatre. In the cafe we had good drinks and slice of delicious lemon cake. Over the next two... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Theatre by the lake is a lovely theatre staff were very pleasant and helpful the play by polly lister was an excellent inventive production her acting was superb kept you attentive all the way through well done

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent heartwarming performance by Polly Lister in a lovely theatre by the lakeside in Keswick, although bar/cafe was more expensive than my local it obviously contributes to the upkeep of this charming theatre.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in whilst visiting Keswick. An interesting space with some art gallery spaces. There is a lovely cafe adjacent and it's close to the lake and some lovely lakeside walks.

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