Welcome to Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre Peebles
Fundraising and Accounts
When the Eastgate was forced to close so suddenly in March, the Friends set up a ‘fighting fund’ to help meet the running costs of the building, which continue even though it is closed. The Eastgate Fighting Fund has raised over £10,000 (this is in addition to £5,000 from our remaining bank balance from 2019-20).
In addition the Friends initiated the #eastgateathome campaign featuring a wide range of videos that illustrate our hugely creative local community. See the full selection HERE
Friends continue to support the Eastgate in so many ways, even in normal times …
Every donations is very much appreciated by the theatre. Between April 2019 and March 2020, funds raised by the Friends paid for:
A new microwave and coffee machine for the café, plus new tables and chairs for outside use
A significant contribution towards a new cinema system (projection and sound) as match funding for a recent Screen Scotland grant
A new MacBook to provide technical capacity to acquire and store short films and video inserts and to create easy-to-manage running orders using Q-lab software for events such as the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival
Microphones, stands and cloth backgrounds for the stage
Technical equipment and miscellaneous tools to support ‘on the road’ productions
Support for the Eastgate Development Fund in 2019
AGAIN, A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL!
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