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Theatre By The Lake Nominated For Most Welcoming Theatre Award

Voting has begun to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 and Theatre by the Lake is in the running in the North West category.

Euphoria as Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

Remarkable Invisible At Theatre By The Lake

Remarkable Invisible by Laura Eason, opened at Theatre by the Lake on 11 August. 

An Adventure In Paradise

Intrepid explorer Benedict Allen will be visiting Theatre by the Lake on Sun 3 September at 7.30pm to present his latest lecture Adventures in Paradise.

C-ART Festival 2017 Launch

Cumbria’s biggest and most successful county-wide Festival of contemporary art returns in September with a new Festival format. 


Rare Bird of Prey Breeds In Lake District Wildlife Park

It may surprise some to discover that the Striated Caracara has bred for a number of years in the English Lake District.

Fund-Raising Success for Lakeland

A crew from Lakeland Rowing Club has battled testing conditions to circumnavigate England's largest natural lake, completing the rowing equivalent of a marathon.

Michael White Gives Talk on Iron Lady

Whether you want to learn more about the powerful Iron Lady or simply wish to see something different this summer, Keswick's Theatre by the Lake has an opportunity you can't afford to miss. 

Lake District Hotels beer promo set to boost charity

Every pint of Cumberland Ale sold between 1st – 31st August across a group of hotels and bars in the Lake District, will see 10p per pint donated to Blood Bikes Cumbria.

The Back Bar in Keswick retain their Cask Marque Award!

The Back Bar in Keswick has retained their Cask Marque Award for their beer and cellar management, which has been awarded by the independent Cask Marque Trust, independent assessors, qualified brewers who check all cask ales on sale for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.

Mandolin Quartet set to delight audiences at Theatre by the Lake

Described as ‘wicked and wonderful’ by BBC Radio 3, TBTL is excited to be playing host to Simon Mayor’s Mandolinquents for a duo of brand new, riotous musical performances on Sunday 20 August.

Flooded Bridge Link To Be Restored To Fitz Park, Keswick

An important pedestrian bridge link which was destroyed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 is due to be installed in Fitz Park, Keswick next week. With work to the access ramps and steps following on over the next month this will complete the restoration of the park following its devastation in the floods.

Life of a Mountain: BLENCATHRA The Exhibition

Working with Terry Abraham, Community Exhibition and Volunteer Co-ordinator Jenn Mattinson and the people of Threlkeld and Mungrisdale, Keswick Museum proudly presents a rich and visually stunning exhibition exploring the landscape, communities and heritage of Yan Magnificent Mountain; ‘the People’s Mountain’: BLENCATHRA.

Theatre by the Lake announce brand new season of visiting work

With rehearsals for the Summer Season in full swing, Theatre by the Lake is delighted to present their upcoming season of visiting work from some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting companies and artists. 

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide

The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide is now available to order online.

Keswick Museum's monthly lunchtime talks

On the first Thursday of every month, there is a FREE 30mins talk at the museum. 

Festivals and Events 2017

Festivals and Events 2017