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Theatre & CinemaWhat's on in the Lakes?

If you want to catch the latest film or show, look no further than South Lakeland. We are lucky to have a number of theatres and cinemas in the district presenting a varied and interesting programme throughout the year.

Cinema-going in South Lakeland can be a unique experience; from a visit to a listed former brewery or grammar school to an evening complete with delicious restaurant meal or jazz-bar music, the choice is yours!

As well as the latest releases, venues show independent, art-house, foreign language, cult and classic films.  On special dates, some venues offer live streaming of opera, theatre and ballet performances from around the world via satellite.

We have several excellent theatres in South Lakeland, bringing performances from highly-acclaimed touring companies to our stages. You’ll find a wide variety of entertainment and whatever your preference, there’ll be something for you!

Here’s a list of our most popular cinemas and theatres. All venues are worth a visit, with their own distinctive atmosphere and appeal. Explore more about what's on in the Lakes by follow the links onto their websites.  


Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Zeffirellis in Ambleside

Fellinis in Ambleside

Royalty Cinema in Bowness

Roxy Cinema in Ulverston

Heron Theatre in Beetham


Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness

Heron Theatre in Beetham

Coronation Hall in Ulverston