Keswick News

The very latest news and events from the Keswick area.

Tennessee Williams’ stunning masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire comes to Theatre by the Lake

English Touring Theatre is set to whisk audiences away from the chilly Cumbrian spring to the thick humidity of a summer in the Deep South of America when they bring Tennessee Williams’ renowned masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. The production will play in the Main House from 3 to 7 April.

Our 7 Favourite Things To Do in Keswick

At the very heart of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site, Keswick has so much to offer whatever the time of year but especially in Spring. The days are getting longer and all around, nature is stirring from its Winter slumber.

Theatre by the Lake partners with the Lake District National Park in welcoming HRH, The Prince of Wales, to Keswick

Theatre by the Lake is thrilled to be working alongside the Lake District National Park Partnership in producing a special community event on 26 March to celebrate the Lake District’s recently awarded World Heritage Site status. His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has been confirmed as the guest of honour and will be unveiling the official UNESCO plaque at the event at Crow Park.

WIN over £850 of prizes to help support Keswick School

Fewer than 40% of British children can cook five savoury dishes before they leave school, a survey by the Sunday Times found, so this year Lake District Hotels plan to inspire young children to cook and find chefs of the future by raising money to upgrade the food technology facilities at Keswick School.

Theatre by the Lake Elders Company Builds on Success

Following its first successful season, Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake is pleased to announce that the second term of its Elders Company sessions is to begin next month. A special free drop-in session has been arranged on Fri 6 April at 2.00 pm for anyone interested in joining and would like to learn more. 


Rehearsals have begun for a thrilling theatrical tribute to one of France’s most successful singers of all time, Édith Piaf

Keswick to Threlkeld 5km Challenge Launched

The Lake District Foundation has launched a special 5km challenge to raise funds to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. 

Little Mermaid: The Circus Sensation – The Much Loved Fairy Tale With An Acrobatic Twist

The weather may still be wintry but we are assured that spring is on its way – and with it Theatre by the Lake is thrilled to welcome the wonderful Metta Theatre with their latest show Little Mermaid: the Circus Sensation, which plays in the Main House on 23 and 24 March. 

Launch of Fundraising Campaign to Support Reconnection of Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

Working with the Lake District National Park Authority the Lake District Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path.

Customers Of Theatre By The Lake Can Net Themselves A Bargain

Theatre lovers are advised that time is running out to buy a nine show theatre deal that packages up the year’s work at Theatre by the Lake into a ticket deal that could save them up to 58%* on the full cost of their tickets.

New Wordsworth House Exhibition Chronicles The Battle For Nature

Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden reopens for 2018 on Saturday 10 March with a powerful new exhibition marking 100 years since the end of the First World War – and a free weekend for locals.

Percy Kelly – The Reluctant Exhibitionist

Theatre by the Lake is delighted to host a rare exhibition of Percy Kelly’s collection of etchings, screen prints and lithographs following the widely acclaimed retrospective, Line of Beauty at Tullie House earlier in the year. 

Local Hotel Group Looks To Improve Keswick School Food Technology Kitchen

Over the last couple of years, Lake District Hotels Ltd has introduced a charity of the year to their business module. With close connections to Keswick School, they would like to put their 2018 fundraising activities towards updating the food technology kitchen within the school. 


A BRAND new charity challenge is being launched this Monday 15 January 2018.

The organisers of the well-established and super-successful 10in10 Challenge, which has raised £341,000 since the first event seven years ago, are launching a Family 5in5.

Walkers will head to the hills in September to take on five family-sized mountains in five hours to raise money for research into Multiple Sclerosis. 

National Trust Launches Appeal For New Volunteers

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help with the charity’s work at Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth and in the spectacular North Lakes countryside.


With an acclaimed season already under his belt, Artistic Director Conrad Lynch opened public booking of his second year at Cumbria’s largest producing and most idyllically situated theatre today.

New Programme for 2018 in Threlkeld

Threlkeld Activities Association (TAA) has announced the first part of their programme of music, drama and film for 2018.Threlkeld Activities Association (TAA) has announced the first part of their programme of music, drama and film for 2018.

Herstory of Keswick

Herstory of Keswick celebrates the important contribution women have made over the centuries, through reconstructed room sets and hands-on activities: revisit the squalid conditions of the nineteenth century Yards or relax in the Rawnsley’s Vicarage parlour…

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2018 Guide

The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2018 Guide is now available to order online.

Festivals and Events 2018

Festivals and Events 2018