In 2016 and into 2017, Friends have supported the Eastgate in so many ways….


Your donations and support of the theatre are very much appreciated.

The Friends Committee, on your behalf, have given money back to the theatre for some of the following:

NEW HI-TEC SCREEN FOR THE AUDITORIUM – to enhance the showing of films and the live opera/plays which are very popular.We are sure you will notice the difference in sound quality!

NEW COFFEE MACHINE FOR THE CAFE – it makes excellent Americano/Latte/Cappuccino etc etc!




In March 2017 we donated the following back to the Eastgate >>> £6,346

This assisted the theatre in obtaining a new Dolby sound system, especially useful for film showings (£2,458); for the design of this new website (£2,000); to fund a new projector (£550); to pay for the cost of the annual boiler maintenance (£1,218); also a small contribution towards the cost of the Christmas party (£120), which was enjoyed by Friends and Volunteers – a great social event to thank everyone for their support!

In 2016 we contributed £365 for café fridge, £965 for a part for the boiler, light outside foyer £50 and £120 for uplighters in back corridor.

In addition, we have handed over a cheque for £3,121 – this helped to replace lights; enable a digital projection service; provide  new weatherproof poster boxes; fix some bolier repairs. All worthwhile requirements to keep the Eastgate running!

An urgent request last year was to replace the lightning conductor! We duly obliged (£2,200) so the theatre is safe! We also sent a cheque for £3,900 to help defray costs for a new digital mixer; to buy a badly needed external poster box; and to revamp some of the area by the outside seating to make it more attractive and useful. Hopefully you will notice all these changes soon!

FUNDRAISING EVENTS  towards Christmas….

The two fundraisers are The Bridge Christmas Market on November 25th at which we have a stall. Please come and support us!

The finale of our year of events is, of course, SANTA ! He has booked his sleigh for Saturday 16th December. There will be slots that can be booked between 10 and 3. and each child will be able to have a chat with the special visitor and receive a small gift. We are also having stalls on the day so saleable items (Especially with a Christmas twist!) would be very welcome. If you would like to help on the day do let us know.  Full details in the programme.


Don’t be stuck for what to buy. Think what a special (and lasting gift) a Christmas Pack Friends Membership is. These will be available from early December at the Box Office, so start to think who to give one too now!

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