A selection of the latest media releases and general news from the Eastgate.

Eastgate Theatre Celebrates 20 Years of Creative Fun

2004: and as the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty excited New Yorkers and the unveiling of the Gherkin caused controversy in London, it was the opening of the Eastgate Theatre that put Peebles on the artistic map of Scotland, realising the community’s dream of creating a professionally equipped theatre and creative space.

Family Shows on Stage and Screen

The Eastgate is delighted to announce that multi-award winning theatre company Catherine Wheels’ production of Going for Gold has just been added to the programme - making three very different family shows in the theatre during the next six weeks.

The Eastgate Goes Wild

Climbing mountains with two superstar labradors, walking a lump of Orcadian stone 500 miles across Southern Norway, creating gourmet meals to be cooked on mountain summits, and relating the literary heritage created by generations of women walkers from the 18th Century to present day. These are just four of the feature events making up this year’s Wild Writers Festival at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (Friday 26 to Saturday 27 January). The festival is a celebration of outstanding writing about the living world and our place within it – from nature writing and adventure travel to ecology, memoir and the simple joy of time spent in wild places.

Festive Fun

Whether the lead up to Christmas is family time to share daytime panto, sweet film or live music and song or a chance to take a break from all the pressure of the sparkly season by enjoying a talk, evening film or Downright Homespun comedy - the Eastgate Theatre offers all sorts of entertainment  to enjoy during this year’s festive season.

November Focus on Films

Wednesday night is film night at Peebles Eastgate Theatre and the November playlist features new work by several of the world’s finest directors and actors, including Ken Loach and Martin Scorsese, Kathy Bates, Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine and Leonardo de Caprio.