THANK YOU to all who attended this years AGM. We were quorate and discussed many aspects of the work of Friends. When the Minutes are available we will publish on this website and on the Friends noticeboard in the theatre.

Thanks to Caroline Adam for a very interesting talk on the future plans for the Eastgate, which were also published in the Peeblesshire News (28th July).


Friends can bring a friend for free!

Drama: The Sky is Safe

A love story, a war story and a microcosm of our time set in Istanbul.

Thu 31 August, 7.30pm     2 tickets £14

Music: The Tannahill Weavers

Old time Celtic music delivered with the drive and enthusiasm of rock and roll.

Wed 27 September    2 tickets £14


Newsletter Summer 2017


Thanks to all the members who received their invitations to renew subscriptions in April for answering so promptly. There are still several people whom I haven’t heard from yet, so if you can, please fill in the form with your subscription. May renewals have gone out and I politely request the same speedy replies.

Many Friends have ‘Opted In’ and become members of the Theatre. For those of you receiving your renewal invitations from June onwards, you will notice that there will no longer be a box for you to tick for ‘Opt-In’. That’s because there is a new system in place. If you haven’t already ‘Opted In’  and wish to do so, there is a separate form for you to complete at the Box Office.


The quiz was great fun and highly competitive as always. Our thanks go to George Davidson, Iona and Mhairi. A new trophy was created as the old one was lost! Over

£400 was raised at this great event, thanks to all who supported it.

Our next event is Exploring the Railway Heritage of Peebles on Sunday 27th August 2.30pm to 4.30pm. We will take a leisurely walk around the town to explore some of the railway connections. The railways will be brought to life by old photos, poetry, prose and song. All for just £6! – tickets from the theatre box office.


A splendid new board is now in place so do have a look whenever you are in.


We are keen to increase the number of Friends the Eastgate has. Please encourage your friends to join by telling them the benefits (the main reason being to support our local and vibrant theatre!) We already have Christmas Friends membership in a gift pack, but we will now expand this to any time of the year. This solves your present shopping!


The prize draw has now taken place. Jane Buchanan-Dunlop from Broughton is this newsletter’s winner! A prize is on its way….

Thanks again for your continuing support. Bring your fundraising ideas to the A.G.M.

Mary Daykin

Eastgate Community
Eastgate - Engage Programme