Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Arts & Culture
A hub for the arts, the Eastgate Theatre offers everything from live shows and relays on screen to art house and commercial films, classes and festivals.

About Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

The Eastgate Theatre is the Tweed Valley’s centre for arts in all its forms, including live shows, relays on screen, art house and commercial films, classes and festivals. With a year-round performance programme which ranges across music, drama, dance, comedy, and family shows, the theatre is an established platform for national and international companies as well as a key venue for emerging talent and local voluntary arts groups.

In any season, visitors can enjoy performances by artists as well known as Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Craig Hill and John McCusker; and companies such as Mull Theatre, Stellar Quines, David Leddy and Barrowland Ballet. These are interspersed with live relays of opera and ballet from Covent Garden and National Theatre productions, blockbuster films, talks, variety shows and the best tribute bands.

The Eastgate has also created a range of lively annual festivals, including the Peebles Outdoor Film festival (Jan), and coordinates the Creative Peebles Festival (Aug/Sept).

Meanwhile, the easily accessible foyer café is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike and is open for sandwiches, light lunches, teas and coffees from 10-5pm Tues-Sat.