Theatre by the Lake

Covid 19 Update - Theatre by the Lake is temporarily closed, but we have a full programme of online events  for you to enjoy at home.

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. Daytime and evening refreshments are available from light snacks to pre-theatre meals.

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.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatrebythelake.com, where you can now choose your own seat and see the view of the stage before you buy. Alternatively, call the Box Office on 017687 74411 – it’s open from 9.30am to 8pm daily.

Location

The theatre is a five minute walk from the town centre (follow signs for the Lake), with Allerdale Borough Council’s Lakeside pay & display car park immediately adjacent to the theatre building. There are bus links with Ambleside to the south, Carlisle to the north, Penrith to the east and Cockermouth and Workington to the west.

Spark

Theatre by the Lake

A lively programme of online events marks the beginning of a year of experimentation; new ideas, new partnerships and investment in new work, and new ways of making and sharing theatre, bringing TBTL to its audiences at home.


Rehearsed reading: play to be announced

Theatre by the Lake

Continuing our work with new writers, we’ve been busy building a ‘Play Engine’ series culminating in three rehearsed readings open to the public.

Over the course of our Spark programme we’ve invited three different teams of actors and creatives from Cumbria, and beyond, to work on exciting new plays, some that should have been part of our 2020 Summer Season, and other new, exciting titles. At the end of each week we’re inviting audiences into our online rehearsal room to see what we’ve been working on.

These free readings will be happening once a month, so if you fancy a front row seat and an insight into some of the exciting work on the horizon at TbtL, come and join us!

Our third play engine title is still being decided, but why not add an element of suspense and book a ticket anyway? Rest assured our team have some very exciting potential titles up their sleeves, and we can guarantee you’ll be at the forefront of our planning for future productions at Theatre by the Lake.


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Covid 19 Update - Theatre by the Lake is temporarily closed, but we have a full programme of online events  for you to enjoy at home.

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. Daytime and evening refreshments are available from light snacks to pre-theatre meals.

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.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatrebythelake.com, where you can now choose your own seat and see the view of the stage before you buy. Alternatively, call the Box Office on 017687 74411 – it’s open from 9.30am to 8pm daily.

Location

The theatre is a five minute walk from the town centre (follow signs for the Lake), with Allerdale Borough Council’s Lakeside pay & display car park immediately adjacent to the theatre building. There are bus links with Ambleside to the south, Carlisle to the north, Penrith to the east and Cockermouth and Workington to the west.

Spark


Theatre by the Lake
05 March - 31 May 2021

A lively programme of online events marks the beginning of a year of experimentation; new ideas, new partnerships and investment in new work, and new ways of making and sharing theatre, bringing TBTL to its audiences at home.

Full Details »

Rehearsed reading: play to be announced


Theatre by the Lake
14 May 2021

Continuing our work with new writers, we’ve been busy building a ‘Play Engine’ series culminating in three rehearsed readings open to the public.

Over the course of our Spark programme we’ve invited three different teams of actors and creatives from Cumbria, and beyond, to work on exciting new plays, some that should have been part of our 2020 Summer Season, and other new, exciting titles. At the end of each week we’re inviting audiences into our online rehearsal room to see what we’ve been working on.

These free readings will be happening once a month, so if you fancy a front row seat and an insight into some of the exciting work on the horizon at TbtL, come and join us!

Our third play engine title is still being decided, but why not add an element of suspense and book a ticket anyway? Rest assured our team have some very exciting potential titles up their sleeves, and we can guarantee you’ll be at the forefront of our planning for future productions at Theatre by the Lake.

Full Details »

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