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Peter Pan

Sat 29 November – Sat 31 January A magical adventure for young and old

The tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake's Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie's original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

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A Present for Santa

Mon 15 – Wed 24 December A magical show for 2-5 year olds

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.

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We have excellent facilities in place for many disabilities, ranging from wheelchair access to guide dog allowances. More...

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Theatre by the Lake is investing in theatre for the future. As a charity we need your support to continue our work on stage, develop new artistic activity and deliver our education and outreach programme.

We could not exist without the help and generosity of people with a love of theatre in Cumbria and beyond. You may choose to volunteer, become a Friend or make a donation.

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Dress to impress for Peter Pan
December 2014

Audience members at Theatre by the Lake got into the festive spirit on Saturday, for the opening night of Christmas show Peter Pan. The theatre invited everyone to dress as their favourite Neverland character and many rose admirably to the occasion.

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Contact us

Many ways to get in touch

By phone
To book tickets or for performance related info call our Box Office on 017687 74411 - open 9.30am until 8pm, 7 days a week. For our administration office call 017687 72282.

By Post
Write to us at: Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick CA12 5DJ.

In person
Located on the ground floor, our Box Office is open from 9.30am until 8pm, 7 days a week.