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Theatre by the Lake has to have one of the most breathtaking settings of any theatre in the UK; perched on the shores of Derwentwater, a visit to a show is always accompanied by some unforgettable views.

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Photo credit: Tom Kay

Described by The Telegraph as combining “a spot as idyllic as anywhere on Earth, with first-class theatrical entertainment”, the theatre puts on multiple highly acclaimed shows throughout the year, across its two stages. And, guests of Another Place receive a discount on tickets.

With an eclectic mix of performances, screenings, literature and mountain festivals, belly laugh comedies and roof-raising musicals, there’s something for everyone.  And of course, nipping out in the interval to have your ice-cream or drink down by the lake as the sun sets is pretty special.

Expect “big, bold, and beautiful” productions with the upcoming Spring/ Summer 2022 season overflowing with extraordinary stories. Here’s a selection of our upcoming favourites…

 What’s on


By Maxine Peak

24 to 28 May

 The show puts Beryl Burton in the spotlight, quite possibly the most successful woman you’ve never heard of…Actor Maxine Peake picked up Beryl’s story and wondered why no one had ever told it before, so she decided to do it herself.  Learn more about the legend this May…

Keswick Mountain Festival

20 to 22 May

Tales of incredible feats, high profile speakers, films, exhibitions, outdoor swimming, competitions, art, music and stories at one of the UK’s best-loved outdoor festivals. The best bit? The Festival Village is FREE to enter during the daytime until 5pm.

It’s Hot It’s Not

Presented by Reckless Sleepers

A lady in a striped jumper pours a watering can over a man in a yellow raincoat

31 May – 1 Jun

A nation’s obsession, too much rain, too much sun, too hot, too cold. Where would we be without the weather? A surreal, funny and carefully crafted physical performance exploring the weather in all forms.

The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr

Theatre by the lake present The Climbers

17 June – 16 July

After a return from Everest with a missing member of the party, questions are raised over what might have happened. A world premiere of a mesmerising exploration into the lure of the mountains and the price of staying alive.

One Man, Two Guvnors

By Theatre by the Lake

A bedraggled man looks worried wearing a tie and curly hair to promote the theatre by the lake production of one man, two guvnors

20 July – 3 September

The smash-hit comedy comes to Theatre by the Lake, set in 1963 it tells the story of Francis Henshall as he searches for food and romance. Hilarious slapstick, comedic performance with live music.

The Borrowers

By Mary Norton and adapted by Theresa Heskins

The Borrowers

25 November to 14 January

This year the Christmas production is the family classic the ‘Borrowers’. This production sees the main house transformed into a huge theatrical play area. The tale itself is created with energetic and acrobatic feats, as well as magical storytelling.

Another Place guests

As an ambassador of Theate by the Lake, our guests can receive a small discount on ticket prices by contacting our reservations team for the code.

Find out more about Theatre by the Lake, or call the Box Office on 017687 74411.

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