Schools & Colleges

Schools & Colleges

It’s really important to us to ensure we’re engaging children and young people with our work and there are a number of ways for you and your students to get more involved.

At present however our building is closed, but we’ll be updating these pages just as soon as we have opportunities again, so watch this space.  In the meantime, the info below will give you a flavour of what we usually have on offer.

School Trips

Many schools love to come to our designated School Performances of our annual Christmas show.  There are usually around 20 of these performances programmed.  At present, we offer a special ticket price of £10 for pupils, with one free teacher ticket for every ten children.  Early booking is recommended as it’s the highlight of many schools’ calendar.

For other Theatre by the Lake productions suitable for older year groups, we also offer £10 tickets for under 26s, but numbers of seats may be limited.

Christmas School Group Booking Policy

Book school tickets

Theatre by the Lake

For information on tickets contact our Box Office on 017687 74411

Arts Award

TBTL is a certified Arts Award provider. Arts Award offers the perfect framework for introducing young people to theatre as an art form, creating chances to explore, grow in confidence and broaden horizons.


TBTL is a registered Artsmark Partner.


Creative careers

We wanted to celebrate the creative talent within our industry and within Cumbria, so we asked five different Cumbrian theatre-makers to undertake live, interactive webinars for those young people interested in theatre careers.  We recorded these sessions so that they can be enjoyed on demand.  Simply click on the links below to find out more about our creative people we work with and their career paths.

The five theatre-makers are Alex Thorpe (Director), Louie Whitemore (Theatre Designer), Daneka Etchells (Actor), Lee Mattinson (Playwright) and Mark Melville (Sound Designer and Composer) and all were raised in Cumbria.

Get in touch

If you would like to hear more about any of the above, please contact us with your queries