Theatre by the Lake

Family Friendly shows

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Our Family Friendly lineup for 2024 includes raucous puppets, exploding elephant’s toothpaste, morphing monsters, and a high-flying adventure!

Ages 0-6
Tue 12 – Sun 31 December 2023
Join us for a magical winter adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF! Under the snowy mountains, beneath the winter moon and amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is bored. Bored of watching sheep and bored of counting them. Just really bored of sheep.

Our Christmas Production for 2023

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of
A Little Princess
adapted by Amanda Dalton from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ages 6+
Fri 17 Nov – Sun 7

Join Sara Crewe as she travels from her idyllic childhood in India to a boarding school in a cold dark corner of England. Just as she begins to build a brighter world for herself and her new friends her life takes a terrible turn. Will her love of storytelling help her to triumph? Theatre by the Lake are excited to present a new adaptation of this children’s classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden). An uplifting story about the power of imagination and friendship for all the family.

Our 2024 Family Friendly shows…

The Three Little Pigs
Ages 3-10
Sat 17 – Tue 20 February 2024
There’s a wolf coming…but for now, The Three Little Pigs have tricked him onto a bus. If he catches them, he’ll huff and he’ll puff and we all know how that ends…Enter the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense.

Mark Thompson presents his award winning
Spectacular Science Show
Ages 4-12
Sat 24 February 2024
This is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark’s Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!

Ages 3-6
Tue 9 April 2024
A play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate. Come to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters.

The Lost Forest
Ages 5+
Tue 2 April
There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! Join Indigo Moon Theatre as they present The Lost Forest, a mesmerising performance of puppetry and digital projection for young children and families. Discover a tale of climate change and deforestation as small creatures flee the destruction of their natural habitats.

Our Christmas Production for 2024

Theatre by the Lake by arrangement with Children’s Theatre Partnership/Fiery Angel Limited, London present
The Jungle Book
Fri 15 November – Sun 5 January 2025
Based on the adored children’s classic by Rudyard Kipling, Theatre by the Lake is excited to present Jessica Swale’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Jungle Book. Featuring loveable characters, catchy songs and charming puppetry, this playful tale of adventure, friendship and belonging is the perfect treat for all the family this Christmas.