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The Snow Queen

Sat 28 November – Sat 16 January A magical adventure in a frozen land

What dangers would you face, what risks would you take to save your best friend? Gerda and Cei are inseparable. But one day a shard of magical mirror falls into Cei’s eye, turning him cold and cruel.

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Bear & Butterfly

Tue 15 – Thu 24 December A charming tale about love, loss and friendship for 4-7 year olds

One day, Bear’s life changes forever when, deep in the branches of the tree, he hears the munching and a-crunching of a bright green Caterpillar.

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An utterly charming tale for younger audiences
November 2015

Christmas is a time for tradition. So as per Theatre by the Lake tradition, an alternative Christmas show is being offered to younger audiences aged 4-7. Bear & Butterfly runs in the Studio from Tue 15 – Thu 24 December. It’s spring. An old B

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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.