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The 39 Steps

Sat 23 May – Wed 4 November Four actors play 139 roles in 100 minutes of hilarious action

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay – complete with pencil moustache on his stuff upper lip – as he attempts to solve the mystery of the 39 steps, acquit himself of murder and save his country from an international network of spies.

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Sat 21 March - Tue 14 April A celebration of the British pub and its drinkers

From the writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes a vibrant celebration of the British pub and its drinkers. Two actors play all 14 colourful characters who share their tales, both hilarious and hopeless, from opening time to last orders.

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Bands, treasures and giggles coming up at Theatre by the Lake
March 2015

From one jam-packed week to another, Theatre by the Lake is offering up another colourful collage of music, talks and belly laughs, featuring returning favourites and Keswickian debuts. First up on Fri 17 April, there are the ever-popular Committ

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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.