Theatre by the Lake is a year-round professional producing and presenting theatre which provides a service through the performing arts to communities of, and visitors to, Cumbria. The core programme is home-produced professional drama productions, including a six month Summer Season of six plays in repertoire, a major Christmas production and at least one other production in the Spring of each year.
The theatre is situated at Lakeside in Keswick with its famed views across Derwentwater, Borrowdale and the Western Fells. Theatre by the Lake has been sensitively designed to complement this unique and beautiful location. It has a traditional Lakeland exterior of locally-sourced stone, slate and roughcast, in keeping with Keswick’s distinctive architecture.
The building houses a 400-seat Main House, a newly-extended 100-seat Studio, a coffee shop and bars, two gallery spaces, meeting and conference facilities and a rehearsal room.
The organisation is constituted as a not-for-profit company and a registered charity – Cumbria Theatre Trust.
Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DJ