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

RANT Reel into Peebles

A decade on from their first performance, and with three acclaimed albums under their belt, RANT are now established as one of Scotland’s finest fiddle bands – as audiences will discover when the all-female quartet perform at the Eastgate Theatre on 8 October.

When Jamie met Phil

When Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham played to a packed Eastgate Theatre on 22 September, one member of the audience was particularly impressed by the performance.  Thirteen year old accordionist Jamie Webster enjoyed the concert as a guest of the theatre after he had been invited backstage to chat and share a tune with Phil.

Comedy Crime Caper Comes to Peebles

The curious Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse may be unfamiliar to most, but that will all change when legendary duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson head to Peebles as part of a fond farewell tour on 30 September.

Eastgate Expands Health & Wellbeing Programme

The Eastgate Theatre’s recently launched autumn programme includes an expanded series of health & wellbeing classes for participants (and their carers) who are living with dementia and Parkinson’s.

Music Month at the Eastgate

Traditional, classical, tribute, local and internationally acclaimed – music is the heart of the October programme at the Eastgate Theatre.
The Eastgate Theatre’s recently launched autumn programme – its first season launch for almost two years – will have trad music fans in particular licking their lips in anticipation, with a host of talent from near and far playing live between now and November.

Step into the Surreal World of Gary Meikle

Live stand-up returns to the Eastgate Theatre in style later this month when Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle takes to the stage as part of his second tour show, Surreal!

Scotland’s Deer Dilemma Debated on Screen

The thorny issue of how to manage Scotland’s vast population of red deer will take centre stage on the opening night of this year’s Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (13-15 Aug), with a screening of multi-award-winning film The Cull: Scotland’s Deer Dilemma.

Cowboys and Cupcakes

Four very different westerns make up the new season of Classic Films – cowboys and cupcakes - at the Eastgate. At the very end of July Butch and the Sundance Kid consider heading for Bolivia. In August The Man with No Name stands scarily still before more cowboys and a young girl chase frantically across huge panoramas of the Badlands in True Grit. The feature for early September is the true and very moving story of a young, battered rodeo cowboy facing a very uncertain future.  Tea and cupcakes will be served in the café after the films – all included in the ticket price.