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.