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


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