The Friends: Join as a Friend or a Committee Member


With nearly 350 members the Friends are proud to have a great organisation supporting the theatre, but it could be three times the size! So, we are on a recruitment drive … why not ask your own personal friends and family to support the theatre? There has never been a better time to join.

HOW TO JOIN … pop into the theatre (currently open Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm) and ask for an application form at Box Office, call 01721 725777, email the Friend’s Membership Secretary, or download the application form by clicking HERE

THE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE IS £35 (plus any further donation you would like to make).

Your membership means so much to the theatre. The Eastgate relies on the support of its Friends to fund various activities and items for the theatre, cafe and studio.

By becoming a Friend you will automatically be registered as a member of the Eastgate Theatre at no additional cost. Eastgate members are invited to attend, and vote at, the theatre’s AGM where you can learn much more about what is going on at the Eastgate.

Benefits of becoming a Friend of the Eastgate:

Regular newsletters and updates * Discounts on certain live shows * Discounts at the cafe * Fun get-togethers * Trips to other theatres * Social activities, including an Eastgate party * Opportunity to join the exclusive Friends Lottery * Variety of fundraising activities

So, what are you waiting for? Please come join us now!


Click here to open MAY 2020 Newsletter


The Friends committee is currently meeting on Zoom and is busy working on the #eastgateathome campaign (see latest news here).

The Committee is:

Chair: Catriona Lyon * Treasurer: Ann Edmonds * Secretary: Pat Goodacre * Membership Secretary: Rosemary Donald

Committee members: Christine Bruce, Barbara Scott, Mary Daykin, Andrew Fish

Interested in joining the Committee to help plan support for the Eastgate?

We’d love to hear from you!

The committee meets regularly to ensure that the Friends continue to support the Eastgate Theatre effectively. Events during the past year included:

  • Quiz night and raffle: £1,083
  • Various Friends sharing events: £970
  • Profit from theatre trip and raffle: £270
  • Line dancing: £110
  • Friends private lottery draw: £1,010
  • Silent auction: £1,265