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Excellent little thestre

I went to the Theatre by the Lake on both nights of my walking trip to Keswick and to have this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie B
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Jeeves and Wooster

Excellent play in a charming theatre. Pre-show meal in the restaurant just right and so nice to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike G
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited keswick and we used the toilets at the theatre. Not only do you have to pay 40p to use the toilets, they are in a disgusting state. We begrudged paying to use them and everyone was commenting as they came out.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the Theatre by the Lake on both nights of my walking trip to Keswick and to have this within walking distance of where I was staying was a real bonus. Staff are friendly, theatre is modern and it is great value if...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent play in a charming theatre. Pre-show meal in the restaurant just right and so nice to be able to stroll over to the park and gaze over Derwentwater to the peaks at the head of Borrowdale.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The theatre is so intimate and yet the play was just spell-binding. The setting of the theatre on the banks of Derwent Water is perfect for having a stroll and enjoying a picnic.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A most attractive building, both outside and inside. Just like the theatre in Pitlochry in Scotland, this is geared towards holiday makers with a revolving series of plays meaning you can go to several different plays during your stay in Keswick. To go for just...More

Thank Talan7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last night I, my wife and a friend, saw ‘Bold Girls’ at the Theatre by The Lake, Keswick. The performance, held in the Studio, was outstanding - a tribute to the extremely talented young cast. Thought provoking, at times humorous, and bringing poignant attention to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful hilarious evening, acted out so well by three very versatile actors! A full house who all seemed to enjoy the play and we always get a lot of pleasure at visiting this delightful theatre by the lake when we visit Keswick. The early...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't been to see this yet, you should! The whole performance is brilliant and there are plenty of eye wateringly hilarious moments where it's hard to stop laughing! Recommended without hesitation to anyone wanting an evening of pure entertainment:)

Thank LizRPoole
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an hilarious matinee performance of Jeeves and Wooster. Three actors acted excellently and worked really hard in this very funny, excellent adaptation of the novel. The theatre is a gem of a place, we'd recommend front row of stalls for great value seats...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went to see Jeeves and Wooster earlier this week. It was a great show and so clever, with just 3 actors playing all the parts. Fast and furious changes of costume and scenery coupled with a witty script made for a very...More

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Rosie C
18 August 2017|
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Response from paul t | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't
Linda B
10 July 2017|
Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
Hi, our website has full details of those shows via our handy calendar, it details which shows are on both those days. You can choose the performances you're interested on and it routes you to find out more about each show... More
24 March 2017|
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Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
Hello, The theatre announced at last year's festival that they were programming five days of Jazz events from Wed 10 May until Sun 14 May in the absence of anyone coming forward to run the festival in the future. But... More