COVID – 19

While the Scottish Borders is in Level 4 the theatre and cafe will be closed.   The staff will be working behind the scenes planning an exciting programme ready  for the re-opening when we look forward to welcoming you back.

When these challenging, unprecedented, weird times ease we want your visit to the Eastgate to be as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, from booking tickets to attending the event or class. To help with this, these are the guidelines we will have in place:


Classes and films are open this Autumn…Hurray!  Everyone has worked hard to ensure that appropriate safety measures are in place to welcome you back to The Eastgate, to make your visit as enjoyable and as safe as possible for you, Eastgate staff and volunteers. This page is intended to give you more information on what to expect when returning to the theatre.

Please keep in mind that the situation is always changing, so the aim is to make this page as accurate  as possible but please double check the events listings for the most up to date information.

Last updated: 9 November 2020 

 Additional measures in place to keep you safe:

  • Reduced capacity and socially distanced seating. .
  • Clear signage and trained volunteer staff to maintain and escort audiences through their visit.
  • Hand sanitiser stations at every entrance to the building, auditorium and studio.
  • Improved toilet signage and information.
  • Additional cleaning of toilets, the auditorium and public spaces between performances.
  • Carefully tailored routes to different spaces to avoid crossover entry/exit.
  • Because specific seats are allocated to ensure social distancing it is not possible to book online. Tickets can be booked in person or by telephone Box Office is open Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm.

These links open pdfs giving more details on what you are expected to do when attending classes or events.

Participation Advice

Events Advice

This link takes you to the latest information from the Scottish Government

Please do not visit the theatre if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms to look out for include raised temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste/smell.