Welcome to Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre Peebles
The Eastgate is part way through an ambitious project to develop both its space and services. This is a rare opportunity to reconfigure the operation of the building and the Board and staff have consulted with individuals and groups (users and non-users) across Tweeddale, paying particular attention to those experiencing access problems – children and adults with disabilities, carers, older people and individuals living in outlying areas.
As well as the facilities and services within the building the consultation project concerned itself with how the theatre might be able to work with Tweeddale groups in other spaces.
Community Consultant Cath Shepheard gathered the information and fed it back to the design team on a regular basis to inform the plans that will be forwarded for consideration for Big Lottery funding.
On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January more than 250 people visited the Eastgate to see the plans and discuss them with architects Simpson & Brown and members of the Project Team.