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

Artist's impression of the auditorium after 2019 development

 Eastgate Development Plans - Update

Invite to see artist impressions of the planned auditorium development and discuss options with the Project Design Group.
Eastgate Theatre Entrance

A Look Back at 2018

As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles looks back on an eventful and busy 2018 that also saw significant progress in the development plan that will transform the auditorium and make the theatre better able to serve the community for decades to come.

STUFF - World Premiere

On Friday 19 October the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles presents the World Premiere of STUFF a play by an award-winning creative team that explores the hoarding of memories, emotions and things. STUFF is the new play by Sylvia Dow, directed by Muriel Romanes and designed by renowned artist John Byrne.  The idea came from a simple poster with the word mess on it. It led Sylvia to think about the difference between most people who have a lot of stuff in storage and some people with a hoarding disorder where everything has equal value and so everything must be kept.  Muriel was intrigued by the idea and the concept took physical shape when John Byrne came up with a series of boxes each holding its own art installation.

Sign of the times

The Eastgate Theatre welcomes a comedy first on 4 October when Glaswegian stand up Ray Bradshaw performs Deaf Comedy Fam – the world’s first comedy show performed simultaneously in British Sign Language and English.

Finance Director – The Board of the Eastgate Theatre

The Board of the Eastgate Theatre is looking to appoint a new Finance Director who combines strategic insight with practical interest, to provide the crucial financial oversight that will enable the theatre to continue to function, flourish and grow.
The Eastgate entrance and drum

The Board of the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles needs new people….. people like you.

The Eastgate Theatre, the busiest arts venue in the South of Scotland, is seeking new people to join the Board of Directors and influence the theatre’s future.
A packed auditorium from stage - before development

Half Way There

At the beginning of July the Eastgate Theatre announced that it was in a race to raise £70,000 by 30 August so that it could meet the European LEADER match funding stipulation and access an approved grant of £150,000. As the finish line comes into view, thanks to the ingenious ideas, strenuous efforts and generosity of individuals, organisations and companies the fundraising effort is on track. If this momentum continues and the last £35,000 is achieved by the 30th the Eastgate auditorium will be transformed.

A Simple Ambition Becomes A Fabulous Musical

On Thursday 2 August the Eastgate Theatre is screening Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the joyous, life-affirming stage musical that tells the true story of 16 year old Jamie Campbell from County Durham who wanted to go to his school prom in a dress.

The Boys are Back in Town …

A year after they first strutted their stuff on the Eastgate Theatre stage, the Lady Boys of Bangkok return with two performances on Wednesday 29 August, one at 5pm and the other at 8pm.