A selection of the latest media releases and general news from the Eastgate.

Half Way There

At the beginning of July the Eastgate Theatre announced that it was in a race to raise £70,000 by 30 August so that it could meet the European LEADER match funding stipulation and access an approved grant of £150,000. As the finish line comes into view, thanks to the ingenious ideas, strenuous efforts and generosity of individuals, organisations and companies the fundraising effort is on track. If this momentum continues and the last £35,000 is achieved by the 30th the Eastgate auditorium will be transformed.

A Simple Ambition Becomes A Fabulous Musical

On Thursday 2 August the Eastgate Theatre is screening Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the joyous, life-affirming stage musical that tells the true story of 16 year old Jamie Campbell from County Durham who wanted to go to his school prom in a dress.

The Boys are Back in Town …

A year after they first strutted their stuff on the Eastgate Theatre stage, the Lady Boys of Bangkok return with two performances on Wednesday 29 August, one at 5pm and the other at 8pm.

Like American Folk? Love the Eastgate

Peebles in Ohio doesn’t have a theatre. Maybe that is why Peebles, Scottish Borders has become a key destination for many of the finest musicians touring American roots music. The Eastgate Theatre is the venue of choice attracting bands playing traditional music from all over the USA, from Los Angeles to Utah, Kansas to Virginia.

Nominations invited for 2018 Robert Noble Trophy

Creative Peebles Festival (formerly Peebles Arts Festival) is inviting nominations for an individual or organisation to receive the 2018 Robert Noble Trophy – a cup awarded annually to a person or group that has successfully encouraged young people in Tweeddale to become involved in the arts.

From the blues to Budapest and back

Music fans of very different genres are in for a treat in early June when the Eastgate Theatre serves up live performances from two outstanding bands within the space of a week.

Strictly-style swagger returns to Peebles Hydro

The Eastgate Theatre and Peebles Hydro have joined forces to create a new, and extremely glamourous, celebration of ballroom dancing on the first Sunday (26 August) of this year’s Creative Peebles Festival.

Tontine adds fundraising sparkle

Eastgate Theatre staff have hailed the generosity of a Peebles hotel following its recent hosting of a special afternoon tea that helped raise more than £2,400 for the theatre’s Development Project.

VOICE, VOTE AND POWER

On Sunday 10 June thousands of women and girls* will come together and process through the streets of Edinburgh to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote.   They will march with beautiful hand crafted banners, made especially for the event by women in communities across Scotland from Shetland to Peebles.
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