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Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake



CA12 5DJ

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 27 Nov - Sat 16 Jan The Snow Queen
Sun 6 Dec Keswick’s Own Christmas Proms
Sun 13 Dec Children’s Christmas Workshop Concert
Sun 13 Dec O Duo: Percussion duo
Tue 15 - Thu 24 Dec Bear & Butterfly
Sun 17 Jan Die Winterreise


Set on the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick, Theatre by the Lake is Cumbria's only year-round professional producing theatre. Alongside hosting a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film, the theatre also offers a summer season of six eclectic plays, a christmas show for all the family and a spring production. Additional regular features in the theatre's year include the Keswick film festival in February, the literature festival in March and the Keswick jazz festival in May.

The theatre 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. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.

Drop in for a coffee and take in views down to the lake, order your pre-theatre supper before an evening performance and then enjoy interval and post-show drinks in our stalls and circle bars.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled 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)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

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


Please ring for details.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed



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