Theatre by the Lake

Those in need of a culture fix, or a spot of evening entertainment, will delight at the Theatre by the Lake, the Lake Districts prime art house located close to Derwentwater. The theatre first opened its doors in 1999 and is today run as a charity.

What to Expect

The theatre, open 52 weeks of the year, produces nine plays throughout the year ranging from dramas and comedies to musicals and opera. Inside, the theatre houses to stages while the main seats 400 the studio seats 100 and is used for private events and exhibitions.


It’s always worth checking the Theatre by the Lakes website before visiting to see if you’ve landed on a special event as the venue is host to the Keswick Film Festival each year in February and the Keswick Jazz Festival in May. Come Christmas the annual festival production is the theatre’s highlight, and tickets sell out fast.

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