Things to Do Near The Ryebeck The Old Laundry Theatre

Set in the heart of the Lake District, in Bowness on Windermere, this intimate little 250 seat theatre in the round had been producing a lively annual season of professional drama, classical music, folk, comedy, family theatre, film and talks for over 25 years.

Playing host to a wealth of famous names in the past 25 years, The Old Laundry, has welcomed the likes of Alan Carr, Jenny Éclair, Victoria Wood and Sue Perkins.

Alongside that every season, the theatre hosts Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play on its world premiere tour straight from Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The theatre has also built an enduring relationship with The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), who bring their graduating student shows each year to this wonderful Lake District stage.

With a full programme of family theatre productions, theatre performance, classical music, folk music, comedy, talks, spoken word and the annual Cumbria Short Film competition there is always something to catch the eye… a feast of happenings throughout the year, which are well worth checking out…

A Great Day Out in Bowness-on-Windermere

Key Information

  • A 4-minute, 1.2mile drive or 20-minute walk from The Ryebeck
  • Ideal for couples and families with children of all ages
  • There is a café on site serving tea, coffee and a range of tasty snacks

Prices and Booking

The Old Laundry Theatre


Per performance


The Old Laundry Theatre,
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere,
LA23 3BX


Tel: 015394 40872