Friends Committee


Please email us ( for any general queries, but particularly issues related to membership and donations. The Friends committee is currently meeting on Zoom and are busy working on the #eastgateathome campaign (see latest news here).

Friends Committee

Chair: Catriona Lyon

Treasurer: Ann Edmonds

Secretary: Pat Goodacre

Membership Secretary: Rosemary Donald

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

Would you be interested in joining the Committee and helping us plan support for the Eastgate?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

The committee meet regularly to discuss a variety of potential initiatives to ensure that the Friends of the Eastgate continues to support the Eastgate Theatre effectively. During the past year alone, this has involved a range of event-led fundraising that helps provide additional funding for the Eastgate. Events and funds raised include:

  • 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

Get social!

We believe it is important to develop a lively social organisation to enable Friends to meet up, have fun and discuss theatre plans.  We arrange social get-togethers, theatre trips and of course fundraising events such as the ones listed above.

With nearly 350 Friends, we can be proud that we have a great organisation supporting the theatre, but we 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. Just download the membership form (LINK) or pick up a copy from Box Office once the theatre has reopened.