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Theatre by the Lake

Lake Road, Keswick, England
+44 17687 74411
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Handbagged

We had an excellent meal in the cafe first and then saw Handbagged. It was absolutely brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charm R
,
St Bees
Handbagged - best entertainment in a long time - you're in for a treat.

Professional and entertaining, absorbing and informative, thought provoking and funny. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toby2006
,
Hexham
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Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lake Road, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an excellent meal in the cafe first and then saw Handbagged. It was absolutely brilliant. Especially, I think, for those of us for whom the 1980's are life rather than history. I was afraid it might be left wing Tory bashing but it...More

Thank Charm R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Professional and entertaining, absorbing and informative, thought provoking and funny. The performance of Handbagged was superb. The actors, every one, are to be congratulated. It is one of the few plays I have seen where I could justify a second visit, for there is so...More

Thank Toby2006
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in here for a coffee & warm up after visiting the Lake. Great level wheelchair access & first class facilities. Excellent range of hot drinks, cakes & complimentary water available. However, did notice there weren't any options for Gluten Free customers (no bought in...More

Thank saltea1
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you get chance then do go and see this , it is on in the studio and is amazing. Only two acting but they were both stars.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Handbagged, part of the theatre's summer rep. An interesting presentation of the dialogue between prime minister Mrs Thatcher and the Queen, with an interpretation of the events during the PM's time in office. You can easily believe that both the characters represented were truly on...More

Thank Buster D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just been to see Handbagged. Absolutely brilliant. Great 80s nostalgia. All the actors were Superb. Can't recommend it enough.

Thank angelag353
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just been to see Handbagged with our U3a group and there was praise praise praise for the cast, production team and backroom staff. It was enthralling from beginning to end. Well done everyone.

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time to Theatre by the Lake. This time in the smaller studio auditorium upstairs. Fantastic production and acting. All the staff are welcoming and pleasant. A great experience.

Thank Sceptical2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with cautious expectations and was pleasantly surprised by the standard. A good selection of upcoming plays which I could quite easily come to were i up here more!

Thank LeShout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The play we went to see was excellent. I have been to see many really good plays at TBTL mostly in the studio and we appreciate the research which takes place to be able to offer plays of such quality. What we do struggle with...More

Thank Joey601
FullResponse, Head of Communications at Theatre by the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback on our venue. I'm really heartened to hear that you enjoy the plays that you see at TBTL and rate the quality of our shows - that's fantastic to hear. I understand your comments on the atmosphere Front of House. Theatre...More

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sasha077
When is the jazz festival on in 2017
24 March 2017|
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Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
Hello, The theatre announced at last year's festival that they were programming five days of Jazz events from Wed 10 May until Sun 14 May in the absence of anyone coming forward to run the festival in the future. But... More
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virangana
Hi What is on this week? Has the problem with the car park been sorted?
18 January 2017|
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Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
Hello, There are no shows at the moment at the theatre. It is our annual dark period where we undertaken essential maintenance. Shows start again from Sat 4 February with The Lancashire Hotpots. Our website details... More
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Terence C
whats on 5-12 aug?
9 January 2017|
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Response from FullResponse | Property representative |
Hello Terence, We have four shows on during that timeframe. If you want to have a look at all relevant shows - then go to our website and click 'whats on' and then you can search by date range and it will show you all... More
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