A Preview of Plans for the Future of the Eastgate Theatre

Since autumn 2016 the directors and staff of the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre have been working on ambitious plans to enlarge and improve the Eastgate building, so that it can more effectively meet the needs and demands of the growing population of Peebles and surrounding areas, now and in the future.

You are invited to share their vision on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January 2018 (anytime between 10am and 4pm) when there will be a display of floor plans, elevations, and an audio visual ‘walk through’ of the potentially re-configured Eastgate in the theatre’s Anne Younger Studio.  Representatives from the Project Group and from Simpson & Brown Architects will be available, to provide information and respond to feedback.

Plans and costings have been prepared following a period of careful design development informed by extensive community consultation. This work has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Assets programme.  The next step is to raise significant external funding – likely to amount to around £1.5m in total – from the Big Lottery Fund and a number of other funders, as well as sponsors and donors.

If the necessary funds are secured, then it is hoped that work could start as early as spring 2018, leading on to a period of construction work which would potentially begin in summer 2019.

For more information contact Maggie Mackay, Marketing Manager t: 01721 725777 e: marketing@eastgatearts.com