The Theatre By The Lake

The Theatre By The Lake
Lakeside
Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DJ
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About

Located at the side of Derwentwater, Theatre by the Lake offers a whole host of events throughout the year, from visiting drama, music, dance, talks and comedy, to its home-produced work of an Easter production, a Summer Season of six plays and a Christmas show. It also hosts the Keswick Film Festival in February, the Words by the Water Literature Festival in March and the Keswick Jazz Festival in May. The first floor caf? is open daily and serves a range of snacks and drinks. The Stalls and Circle bars are open on evenings when there is a performance. There are also two free galleries, which host an ever-changing array of work by local and national artists. The theatre has two auditoria - a 380 seat Main House and a 75 seat Studio. Both auditoria are flexible spaces and can be used for in-the-round and end-stage performances, or flat-floored for conferences and trade fairs. Theatre by the Lake offers easy access for all its users. There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas, including central stalls positions in the Main House. The Main House has enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems. Winner of the 2015 My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award - North West.

Current Productions

Words By the Water

Performances begin: 05 June 2024

The Pitmen PoetsRe-union

Performances begin: 11 June 2024

BI-TOPIA

Performances begin: 12 June 2024

Brassed Off

Performances begin: 28 June 2024

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Performances begin: 09 August 2024

Past Productions

Ruby Turner

Closed: 30 September 2018

The Other Place

Closed: 10 November 2018

Feral

Closed: 03 November 2018

Beauty and the Beast

Closed: 12 January 2019

Scrooge Diaries

Closed: 15 December 2018

Hey Diddle Diddle

Closed: 30 December 2018

Let Me Look at You

Closed: 07 February 2019

Four Treasures

Closed: 15 February 2019

The Gingerbread Man

Closed: 21 February 2019

Brainiac Live!

Closed: 23 February 2019

No Miracles Here

Closed: 05 March 2019

Creditors

Closed: 20 April 2019

Heart of Darkness

Closed: 30 March 2019

Miss Julie

Closed: 04 April 2019

In the Willows

Closed: 06 April 2019

Educating Rita

Closed: 27 April 2019

The Fire Raisers

Closed: 27 April 2019

The Addams Family

Closed: 04 May 2019

The Ladykillers

Closed: 30 October 2019

The Children

Closed: 01 November 2019

Dear Uncle

Closed: 02 November 2019

Guards at the Taj

Closed: 02 November 2019

May

Closed: 18 August 2019

The Pitmen Poets

Closed: 27 October 2019

A Christmas Carol

Closed: 11 January 2020

The Marriage of Kim K

Closed: 30 November 2019

Tannie & Tannie

Closed: 06 February 2020

Picasso’s Women

Closed: 07 February 2020

Strangers on a Train Set

Closed: 07 February 2020

Ladies That Bus

Closed: 15 February 2020

Riot Act

Closed: 18 February 2020

The Naughty Fox

Closed: 22 February 2020

Dead Good

Closed: 18 March 2020

Under Pressure

Closed: 21 March 2020

Malory Towers

Closed: 18 April 2020

One Side Lies the Sea

Closed: 18 April 2020

Wilt

Closed: 29 October 2020

Boeing – Boeing

Closed: 29 October 2020

These Walls

Closed: 31 October 2020

Rope

Closed: 31 October 2020

The Climbers

Closed: 27 October 2020

Drown Your Empty Selves

Closed: 27 October 2020

The Borrowers

Closed: 16 January 2021

Open Space

Closed: 12 March 2021

Wings

Closed: 09 April 2021

Home, I’m Darling

Closed: 30 October 2021

Jacaranda

Closed: 13 November 2021

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Closed: 15 January 2022

Pinocchio

Closed: 16 February 2022

The Glee Club

Closed: 12 March 2022

First Time

Closed: 05 March 2022

Catching Comets

Closed: 12 March 2022

Swim

Closed: 16 April 2022

Kes

Closed: 30 April 2022

9 to 5: the Musical

Closed: 08 May 2022

Beryl

Closed: 28 May 2022

The Climbers

Closed: 16 July 2022

These Hills Are Ours

Closed: 23 June 2022

Learning to Fly

Closed: 25 June 2022

Heroes

Closed: 02 July 2022

Supernova

Closed: 16 July 2022

One Man, Two Guvnors

Closed: 03 September 2022

Hope is the Thing…

Closed: 30 July 2022

Brief Encounter

Closed: 08 October 2022

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Closed: 24 September 2022

Hot in Here

Closed: 01 October 2022

Posting Letters to the Moon

Closed: 04 October 2022

Forgotten Voices

Closed: 07 October 2022

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Closed: 11 November 2022

Destiny

Closed: 31 October 2022

Witch Hunt

Closed: 01 November 2022

The Weekend

Closed: 12 November 2022

The Borrowers

Closed: 14 January 2023

The Ballad of Rudy

Closed: 28 December 2022

Miss Nobodies

Closed: 16 February 2023

Open Space Scratch Night

Closed: 18 February 2023

Ladies That Dig

Closed: 21 February 2023

I Want My Hat Back

Closed: 25 February 2023

How Not to Drown

Closed: 02 March 2023

A Room of One’s Own

Closed: 03 March 2023

Tom McConville

Closed: 09 March 2023

The Winston Machine

Closed: 11 March 2023

Ukrland

Closed: 11 March 2023

Peatbog Faeries

Closed: 16 March 2023

Crips with Chips

Closed: 18 March 2023

Too Much World at Once

Closed: 20 March 2023

Hey Diddle Diddle

Closed: 12 April 2023

Pirate Bonnie

Closed: 14 April 2023

84 Charing Cross Road

Closed: 22 April 2023

SAP

Closed: 26 April 2023

5 Years

Closed: 29 April 2023

Sister Act

Closed: 07 May 2023

One of Them Ones

Closed: 11 May 2023

Family Tree

Closed: 11 May 2023

SheWolves

Closed: 13 May 2023

Juan Martin

Closed: 16 May 2023

The Lost Spells

Closed: 03 June 2023

Burnout

Closed: 31 May 2023

Old Herbaceous

Closed: 03 June 2023

Piva

Closed: 06 June 2023

Tuning In

Closed: 15 June 2023

Committed to Rock Choir

Closed: 10 June 2023

Quality Street

Closed: 24 June 2023

We Were Promised Honey!

Closed: 24 June 2023

Blonde Bombshells of 1943

Closed: 29 July 2023

The Lakers

Closed: 15 July 2023

Beyond the Abyss

Closed: 18 July 2023

The 39 Steps

Closed: 02 September 2023

Seedheart

Closed: 30 August 2023

Every Brilliant Thing

Closed: 23 September 2023

Ralph McTellFrom There to Here

Closed: 02 October 2023

Yippee Ki Yay

Closed: 03 October 2023

Eating Myself

Closed: 04 October 2023

Crips with Chips

Closed: 05 October 2023

Behind the Mask

Closed: 07 October 2023

Frankenstein

Closed: 14 October 2023

Project Dictator

Closed: 16 October 2023

Alan JohnsonIn My Life

Closed: 17 October 2023

Miss Roach’s War

Closed: 21 October 2023

La’al Big BandIn the Mood

Closed: 21 October 2023

Nest

Closed: 26 October 2023

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Closed: 28 October 2023

The Light House

Closed: 28 October 2023

A Little Princess

Closed: 07 January 2024

Ghosts of the Near Future

Closed: 28 November 2023

James RowlandPiece of Work

Closed: 05 December 2023

Wolf!

Closed: 31 December 2023

The Three Little Pigs

Closed: 20 February 2024

Ruby Turner

Closed: 23 February 2024

Spectacular Science Show

Closed: 24 February 2024

The School for Scandal

Closed: 16 March 2024

Little Shop Of Horrors

Closed: 20 April 2024

The Lost Forest

Closed: 02 April 2024

Claytime

Closed: 09 April 2024

Lonely Cloud: Act Your Age

Closed: 20 April 2024

Northanger Abbey

Closed: 17 May 2024