The Theatre By The Lake
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.