Zeffirellis Cinema, Restaurant & Bar in Ambleside
Arts and entertainment in the Lake District is a cultural extravaganza of award-winning theatres, cinemas, live music pubs and inns and a range of year round festivals, so get ready for an arts and culture scene to match any rural arts entertainment scene in Britain. Live music entertainment includes fantastic folk and blues clubs and premier jazz clubs in hotspot cultural centres like Ambleside, Carlisle and Keswick.
Lots of fine real ale inns offer regular live music with places like Penrith renowned for their real ale pubs featuring regular live music. Discover cafes and cinemas offering in-house live music or checkout big music names in large entertainment venues like The Sands Centre in Carlisle. Why not hit the year round Lake District festival trail and enjoy a fantastic programme of nightlife entertainment or checkout best arts and entertainment venues across the region from the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal to the Forum in Barrow.
Top towns for entertainment in the Lake District include bohemian style arts and cultural centres like Keswick where you can enjoy best drama at the Theatre by the Lake as well as opera, music, drama and children’s theatre. If you’re a fan of day and night festival entertainment then both Keswick and Kendal make great holiday bases, with Keswick home to the Alhambra Cinema, host of the annual February Keswick film festival and Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre playing host to a range of music and arts festivals
Lake District nightlife entertainment often blends together an all inclusive experience of fine food and ales, great live music, festival events and theatre or best independent world cinema. Lake District entertainment venues often feature on-site restaurants, bars and cafes, so if you like an arts and culture flavour to your entertainment, you’ll feel more than at home in the Lake District. Book now.
Accommodation with Entertainment in the Lake District
Per person B&B
Rating from 318 reviews
4 Star Inn offering bed and breakfast accommodation with 12 comfortable ensuite rooms. Close To Coniston Lake. Great for special occasions. Live music
Per person, per night (based on two sharing)
Rating from 149 reviews
Pub in Bowness on Windermere, offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation with a bar, restaurant and 6 en-suite rooms. Ideal for relaxing breaks and active holidays.
Per person B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 375 reviews
Stone inn in Ings, offering bed and breakfast accommodation to families, couples & individuals. Story telling evenings every 1st Tuesday, regular music evenings and beer festivals
Per person per night B&B
Rating from 324 reviews
A fantastic Bowness on Windermere hotel inn with regular entertainment including live music and karaoke, a lounge bar and taps bar, fine ales and hearty pub meals.
Per week (Based on 2 people sharing)
Our excellent caravan park in Gilcrux has luxury self catering caravans for rent, with an onsite shop & kids' play area. Families & pets welcome, with off road parking included.
Per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 8
Windermere holiday park on the waterfront with an enhanced entertainment programme during peak season. Indoor pool, gym and sauna. Pub restaurant and marina.
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-8
Outstanding family holiday park in the South Lakes near Grange over Sands with a choice of luxury caravans on-site. Entertainment venues, kids clubs & leisure facilities.
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
Modern 2 and 3 bedroom caravans on a coastal holiday park near St Bees, close to the beach with shop adjacent. Hotel restaurant and bar with occasional entertainment.