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Festival, Thu 27 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2020

Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Film Festival


Daffodils? Snowdrops? No, the first sign of spring in the Lakes is the Keswick Film Festival, which will take place at the gloriously restored Alhambra Cinema, Theatre by the Lake and at nearby Rheged for its 21st year.

As ever, we will bring you a programme of the best of world and independent cinema – winners and highlights from the world’s most prestigious festivals alongside premieres and pre-releases. There is the chance that we might screen the odd classic or two and we are expecting some very special guests for this auspicious anniversary. Just because the Festival is turning 21, it doesn’t mean we have to be all grown up!

There will be a focus on youth too, with the Osprey Short film Awards and the Patron’s Legacy Project (our ongoing tribute to Sir John Hurt) offering an early insight into the talent of tomorrow’s filmmakers, artists and designers.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 27 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2020


Festival Passes (on sale now)
KFF Members £60
Non-members £65
Students, U16s, Unwaged £30
Day Pass (Students and U16s only) £15

Individual tickets (on sale Fri 3 January)
KFF Members £6.50
Non-members £7.50
Students, U16s, Unwaged £4.50

Purchase of a Film Festival Pass does not guarantee entry to a screening and pass-holders are asked to reserve tickets (at no additional cost) to secure entry.


  • 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


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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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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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