Leonard’s Field House is just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of Keswick Market place

Theatre by the Lake

The 2018 schedule of plays is now out with lots to enjoy throughout the 2018 season.


As Ambassadors for the Theatre we can offer discounts of £3.00 off tickets, Leonard’s Field House is your ideal base from which to visit Keswick’s wonderful Theatre by the Lake and enjoy the plays and shows on offer.

Keswick Film Festival

Dates for the 20th Keswick Film Festival in February 2019 to be confirmed

With around 30 films and chance to meet some of the Directors and Actors

see www.keswickfilmfestival.org for more details

Words by the Water (Theatre by the Lake – Keswick)

March 2019

Literary festival with headline speakers

The programme for the 2019 festival – which takes place
in March – will be available in December 2018.

For tickets please contact 017687 74411 or visit www.wordsbythewater.org.uk 

The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards

March 2019

Put a reminder in your diary for next years fest at Penrith & Dalemain Mansion in majestic Cumbria

Marmalade festival and more attracting preserves from all around the world

see;  www.dalemainmarmaladeawards.co.uk

King Pocky’s Derwentwater Regatta, (National Trust Lakeside shop)

 Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July 2018

A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph ‘King Pocky’ Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you. Lark about on the lake in a bathtub or try a range of taster sessions in kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing and more. There will be Sprint rowing races, dragon boat races and kayak polo, a parade of sail and a ‘best dressed boat’ competition. Try Squirrel Nutkin’s raft racing plus all the fun of a traditional summer fair with rides, side stalls, refreshments and competitions. Oh, and ’50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ ‘ and Jemima Puddleduck’s water play area for little ones too! The best thing about King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta is that it’s all about joining in and having fun, getting out on the water and having a go at something you never thought you’d try. With low-cost ‘starter sessions’ in many different kind of boats and craft, all with qualified instructors, it’s a great opportunity to discover the watersport you never knew you loved.

 Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival

The 27th Festival will be held 10th to 13th May 2018 


The UK’s most popular celebration of traditional and mainstream jazz is back for another year, bringing the infectious New Orleans Mardi Gras party spirit to Cumbria. Upbeat and entertaining bands will play a whole range of jazz styles from moody blues and soulful gospel, to rousing boogie, spirited swing and hot gypsy jazz. There are 90 events taking place across four packed day, in venues including the ever-popular Theatre Marquee with a stunning view across Derwentwater. The free parade will also take place, with a troupe of musicians and dancers processing down to the beautiful lakeshore.

#leonardsfieldhouse is an ideal base for the Jazz & Blues festival, being just a short walk from the venues and the parade.  We look forward to welcoming you this year

Keswick Mountain Festival

8th to 10th June 2018

The Festival programme is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There is also a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including Triathlons, Trail Races, Open water swims and a Sportive. But it’s not over there, we have an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and the views from Crow Park! And if you’re looking for something to do in the evenings we have a speaker programme at the lovely Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater. Tickets for the Keswick Mountain Festival will be on sale February 2018 – so you can create your perfect KMF weekend. Listen up for updates and announcements via Facebook.com/KeswickMountainFestival or Twitter @keswickfestival.

Bassenthwaite Festival

2nd and 3rd June 2018

A weekend of music in the most beautiful of locations – St Bega’s.

The ancient church of St Bega’s on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake will be the idyllic setting for three concerts of beautiful vocal and instrumental music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Space is limited, particularly at St Bega’s, so booking is strongly advised. You may also find it useful to bring a cushion and make your seat in the pews a little more comfortable!

For more information and booking details visit www.bassfest.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the concerts – delicious refreshments and a warm welcome await you at our friendly Festival!