Theatre by the Lake

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.

Brassed Off

Theatre by the Lake

“Three disasters. Two world wars, one bloody big depression. And every time, the band play on.”

Brass runs in Shane’s family, and in the midst of yet another cost of living crisis he looks back on the last great battle for the local pit and the defiant glory of Grimley Colliery Band.

It’s 1994 and the tight-knit mining community of Grimley, Yorkshire, are fighting to keep their colliery open. Meanwhile, revered band leader, Danny, battles to keep his dispirited band of brass-playing miners together with the dream of qualifying for the National Championships at London’s Albert Hall.

When the uncertainty around the pit’s future becomes too much for the band members, loyalty is tested, pressure mounts and the community begins to break apart. With their whole way of life at stake, can the band find a way to play on?

Based on the smash-hit film, Brassed Off is a much-loved modern classic, full of grit, heart and northern humour. This production will feature live music from local brass bands to deliver a soul-stirring theatrical experience.


The Hound of the Baskervilles

Theatre by the Lake

The world’s most famous detective gets a hilarious makeover in this spectacularly theatrical comedy

A terrible murder, a terrifying family curse, a killer on the loose and a gigantic beast on the moor; this sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes! Can the great detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson unravel the mystery surrounding Sir Charles Baskerville’s death and save the life of the last remaining Baskerville, Sir Henry, before it’s too late!?

The Hound of the Baskervilles has gripped imaginations since it first appeared in print in 1901. This West End hit adaptation from famed physical comedy theatremakers Peeplolykus takes all the familiar elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale through an exhilarating ride of ridiculously funny performances, witty dialogue and buckets of chaos. Expect the unexpected in this side-splitting Sherlock story.


The Jungle Book

Theatre by the Lake

A high-flying adventure for all the family…

Raised in the Indian jungle, Mowgli the man cub spends his boyhood days running wild with his wolf friends and hunting with the pack.

But Mowgli finds himself in great danger when a band of dastardly monkeys deliver him into the lair of the evil tiger, Shere Khan. With the help of his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, Mowgli manages to escape the tiger’s jaws.

Shere Khan will stop at nothing to ensnare Mowgli, and when he tries to turn the wolf pack against the man cub, Mowgli must summon the courage to face his enemy. To triumph, he must first learn the law of the jungle and discover who he truly is.

Based on the adored children’s classic by Rudyard Kipling, Theatre by the Lake is excited to present Jessica Swale’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Jungle Book. Featuring loveable characters, catchy songs and charming puppetry, this playful tale of adventure, friendship and belonging is the perfect treat for all the family this Christmas.


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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. 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.

Brassed Off


Theatre by the Lake
28 June - 27 July 2024

“Three disasters. Two world wars, one bloody big depression. And every time, the band play on.”

Brass runs in Shane’s family, and in the midst of yet another cost of living crisis he looks back on the last great battle for the local pit and the defiant glory of Grimley Colliery Band.

It’s 1994 and the tight-knit mining community of Grimley, Yorkshire, are fighting to keep their colliery open. Meanwhile, revered band leader, Danny, battles to keep his dispirited band of brass-playing miners together with the dream of qualifying for the National Championships at London’s Albert Hall.

When the uncertainty around the pit’s future becomes too much for the band members, loyalty is tested, pressure mounts and the community begins to break apart. With their whole way of life at stake, can the band find a way to play on?

Based on the smash-hit film, Brassed Off is a much-loved modern classic, full of grit, heart and northern humour. This production will feature live music from local brass bands to deliver a soul-stirring theatrical experience.

Full Details »

The Hound of the Baskervilles


Theatre by the Lake
09 August - 07 September 2024

The world’s most famous detective gets a hilarious makeover in this spectacularly theatrical comedy

A terrible murder, a terrifying family curse, a killer on the loose and a gigantic beast on the moor; this sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes! Can the great detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson unravel the mystery surrounding Sir Charles Baskerville’s death and save the life of the last remaining Baskerville, Sir Henry, before it’s too late!?

The Hound of the Baskervilles has gripped imaginations since it first appeared in print in 1901. This West End hit adaptation from famed physical comedy theatremakers Peeplolykus takes all the familiar elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale through an exhilarating ride of ridiculously funny performances, witty dialogue and buckets of chaos. Expect the unexpected in this side-splitting Sherlock story.

Full Details »

The Jungle Book


Theatre by the Lake
15 November 2024 - 05 January 2025

A high-flying adventure for all the family…

Raised in the Indian jungle, Mowgli the man cub spends his boyhood days running wild with his wolf friends and hunting with the pack.

But Mowgli finds himself in great danger when a band of dastardly monkeys deliver him into the lair of the evil tiger, Shere Khan. With the help of his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, Mowgli manages to escape the tiger’s jaws.

Shere Khan will stop at nothing to ensnare Mowgli, and when he tries to turn the wolf pack against the man cub, Mowgli must summon the courage to face his enemy. To triumph, he must first learn the law of the jungle and discover who he truly is.

Based on the adored children’s classic by Rudyard Kipling, Theatre by the Lake is excited to present Jessica Swale’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Jungle Book. Featuring loveable characters, catchy songs and charming puppetry, this playful tale of adventure, friendship and belonging is the perfect treat for all the family this Christmas.

Full Details »

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