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.

What Theatre by the Lake says

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.