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Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

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“Artistically sharp, stunningly situated” – New Statesman

“Combines a spot as idyllic as anywhere on Earth, with first class theatrical entertainment” – Daily Telegraph

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, as well as having won the UK Theatre Award for the North West’s Most Welcoming Theatre for the past 3 years (2014, 2015 & 2016).

There are lift 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. Free wifi is available in both the Theatre building and Café by the Lake.

Tickets can be purchased online on our website, where you can choose your own seat and see views of the stage before you buy. Alternatively, call the Box Office who will be happy to advise you on 017687 74411 – its open from 9.30am to 8pm daily (6pm on non-performance nights).

Our new Café by the Lake building is located between the Theatre and Derwentwater. Lofty, light and airy, its large windows give spectacular views across the lake to Cat Bells and beyond. It's the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or a stylish dinner whether you are seeing a show or just stopping by on impulse. It's also welcoming to groups and available to hire for your special occasions.

Alternatively, you can relax and unwind in our Stalls Bar. Located on the ground floor of the theatre it's open from 11am, serving the Café by the Lake menu above for those who are peckish, or just coffee and cake for those on the go.

For table reservations and more information please call 017687 81102 or visit the Food & Drink section of our website.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Varied opening times. Please check performance times as it may not be possible to admit latecomers.

Prices

Please ring for details.

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 26 - Tue 27 Jun Handbagged
Wed 28 Jun Handbagged
Thu 29 - Fri 30 Jun Handbagged
Fri 30 Jun - Sat 1 Jul Miss Julie
Sat 1 Jul Handbagged
Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jul Miss Julie

Address

Lakeside,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Location

Directions

Plan route to Theatre by the Lake using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 264227  Lat: 54.59411 Long: -3.14059

From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 24 miles from Penrith station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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