About us

Welcome to Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake is one of the most beautifully situated theatres in the world.  It’s a creative hub for the communities of Cumbria and beyond.  Our two stages are cherished by our town and visitors. So if it’s a great night out you’re after (following a day on the fells), or a chance to channel some creativity, you’re in for a treat when you visit us.

Artistically sharp and stunningly situated
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We have a reputation for creating top notch theatre productions, as well as serving our community as a year-round busy arts centre hosting all sorts of different artforms and festivals.

Watch actors at the top of their game on our stages, meet local heroes and national treasures. We’ve work to make you laugh, question, contemplate and cry, and everything in between.

Whether you’re watching our shows, visiting our café or dropping in for a workshop, we look forward to seeing you soon, and you can be sure of our famous friendly Cumbrian welcome.