Experience the Drama of the Lakes: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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Discover the drama of the Lakes at Theatre by the Lake

Described by the Telegraph as “the most gorgeously situated theatre in England”, Theatre by the Lake presents a wide-ranging year-round programme of top quality productions from contemporary to classic. For a special treat you can always start your evening before the performance with a sail across the lake – the main jetty is just 200 yards from your seat in the stalls!

Whether you’re enjoying a matinee, afternoon or evening show, Theatre by the Lake invites you to eat, drink and be merry at the new Café by the Lake, with views over Derwentwater to Cat Bells, or in the Stalls Bar.

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Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick CA12 5DJ


Before an afternoon or evening show at Theatre by the Lake, you can enjoy a fabulous family day out in Keswick and Derwentwater – get creative at Derwent Pencil Museum and then spark your archaelogical curiosity at the mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle. Find out more here

Discover Six Trails of the Unexpected and explore the cultural side of Cumbria during your visit! These walks have been developed by Cumbria Museum Consortium in association with award-winning writer Vivienne Crow, as a celebration of the artworks and artefacts of galleries, museums and historic houses in Cumbria as well as the well-known artists, writers and dynasties associated with them.

For even more great ideas – check out our Top 20 Cultural Things to Do in the Lake District