Family Friendly

Welcoming Families

We do everything we can to make families feel welcome and included. See below for special events or activities available which families can enjoy together.

Family activities

Have you heard about Bairden, our free weekly storytelling for under 5s? Click here to find out more
Coming up soon...
Theatre by the Lake is delighted to be participating in Fun Palaces - a UK-wide celebration where community organisations open their doors and host fun, free activities throughout the day, for all ages.
Theatre by the Lake's Fun Palace will be taking place on Sunday 7 October from 11am to 3pm - find out more here.

Planning your visit

During your visit, we provide:
Free drinking water
Healthy food and drink options
Seating for feeding babies, such as high chairs; we also welcome breast feeding
Booster seats (on request)
A baby changing facility, accessible by both women and men
A limited number of spaces for wheelchair users, which must be pre-booked (discounts available)

Further information to help you:

Click here for travel information.
There is access for buggies to the building, but they are not permitted inside either the Main House or the Studio. There is storage space in the foyer; owners leave buggies unattended at their own risk.
Children under the age of two will only be admitted to shows featuring the Family Friendly logo.

We suggest that families with small children consider sitting at the end of a row. This will allow you to leave the auditorium easily if necessary.
Colouring activities are available in the foyer should your child like to leave the show. Children must be supervised at all times.

All staff members are identifiable by badges and are happy to help with any enquiry.

Upcoming shows for children

Christmas 2018:
Hey Diddle Diddle, 18 - 30 Dec
Beauty and the Beast, 23 Nov - 12 Jan

If you'd like to give us suggestions on how to make your family visit more  enjoyable, then we’d love to hear from you. Please contact House Manager Mary Elliott on 017687 72282 or e-mail