Theatre by the Lake has two gallery spaces, which are used throughout the year for a wide variety of exhibitions by professional and amateur artists, groups and societies.

Admission to both galleries is free from 9.30am most days. However the gallery spaces are occasionally closed to the public, so please check in advance with Box Office on 017687 74411 if you are making a trip specifically to see an exhibition. View below for current and upcoming exhibitions. If you are an artist interested in showing your work, click here for more information.


Friends' Gallery

Carlisle College of Arts
3 Feb - 1 March 2020

Each year students from the UAL Foundation Diploma Course at Carlisle College design alternative posters for films shown in the Keswick Film Festival. For 2020 they will also be exhibiting work from the second year of the Festival’s ‘Patron’s Legacy Project’ Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art created in response to the films of Tilda Swinton.

Circle Gallery

Sarah Hampson
Circle Gallery
4 Feb - 3 March 2020

Sarah Hampson’s work weaves a vibrant and varied tale-telling tapestry, capturing her love of the outdoors, through the mud splattered lens of the mountain biker and the eyes of her animal loving daughters.

Her restless, environmentally conscious spirit is reflected in her recent canvas choices; where her ideas are painted onto meaningful natural or up-cycled materials, including tweed and tent fabric.

Sarah lives, works and plays in and around the Lake District.

Her paintings include "Can’t see the wood for the tweed”, "Girls mountain bike too” and "Eli the highland coo”

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friends' Gallery
4 - 29 March | Eden Valley Scribes
1 April - 10 May | Raye Bower
2 September - 18 October | Sarah Howard

Circle Gallery
3 March - 12 April | Petals & Claws (Artists: Jenny Ryrie, Liz Ellis & David Heke)