Theatre by the Lake Experience


“Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties”, The Independent.

If you’d like to immerse yourself in The Arts during your visit to The Lake District, we at The Trout could not think of a better way to do so than with a charming and critically acclaimed Theatre by the Lake experience. Ever since this magical culture hub opened in 1999, we’ve had a wonderful relationship with the theatre, meaning that we can offer our guests exclusive discounts on performance tickets.

The theatre and its famous visitors

Theatre by the Lake is located just a stone’s throw from the shores of Derwentwater near Keswick – a setting no other professional theatre in Britain can match.

Before work on the building began in 1998, the architects were told it must resemble a barn and not be too visible. They took their cues from the area’s distinctive architecture, known for narrow windows in thick Lakeland-stone walls and roof slates hand-cut to an irregular finish. During the construction process, the founding patron Dame Judi Dench was photographed in a JCB on site when she dropped by to express her delight!

When you book with us at The Trout Hotel, all you need to do is mention that you’re interested in seeing a production at the theatre and we can give you an online discount code. To find out more about this activity, please contact a member of our friendly and informative team.

The Theatre by the Lake Experience costs from £155.00 for two people and includes a night’s accommodation at the Trout Hotel with a freshly prepared breakfast cooked to order. 

To find out more about this activity or our other Lake District experiences, please contact us.