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Dancing at Lughnasa

Fri 28 March - Sat 19 April "A multi-award winning play"

It’s 1936 and in rural Donegal a way of life is about to end. For the five Mundy sisters and their nephew Michael, Lughnasa not only marks the changing of the seasons but also a change in their lives. A multi-award winning play.

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Not About Heroes

Sat 22 March - Sat 5 April A moving play about war.

A moving and revealing portrait of two men brought together by their hatred of war and their love of poetry: Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

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Gangsters & German stepfathers: rehearsals begin for Summer Season
April 2014

14 actors arrived in Keswick today to begin rehearsals for Theatre by the Lake’s hugely popular Summer Season. From May to November, the company will perform six plays in total – three in the Main House and three in the Studio – with each actor perfo

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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.