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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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Suddenly Last Summer

Sat 23 May – Wed 4 November A riveting battle of wills in Tennessee Williams’ most poetic play

A poet in search of God. A doctor in search of the truth. A woman who witnessed the unspeakable and a mother who will stop at nothing to protect her son.

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Theatre invites families to get creative and curious as part of Family Arts Festival
October 2015

Theatre by the Lake are inviting families in Keswick to get creative and curious as part of a county wide festival this month. The Cumbria Family Arts Festival has been organised by the Cumbria Family Arts Network (CFAN), a collection of cultural

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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.