Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. Daytime and evening refreshments are available from light snacks to pre-theatre meals.
Exhibitions, events and displays telling the story of Keswick’s landscape, history and culture with a shop and great cafe. In beautiful Fitz Park, next to the popular playground.
Hidden under a grass roof, Rheged is home to a giant 3D cinema, pottery painting, outdoor play, an art gallery, beauty Spa, cookery school, cafes, individual shops and year round events including fairs, children’s workshops and live cinema events.
Derwent Pencil Museum
the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832.
Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered in the 1550’s. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today.
The century-old Keswick Alhambra Cinema boasts state-of-the art sound and projection in traditional surroundings. See the latest film releases, and live satellite-streamed theatre, opera and ballet.