The regular venue for concerts promoted by Music in Peebles is the Main Auditorium of the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre , the vibrant heart of the arts scene in Peebles and the busiest arts venue in the Scottish Borders.
Eastgate Theatre Auditorium, with Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton
Painted by Music in Peebles Board Member Philip Hutton, 2018
The Theatre occupies the former Free Church building (St Andrew’s) in the centre of Peebles, dating from 1872. The transformation of the building by multi award-winning Edinburgh-based architect Richard Murphy retained the original Gothic facade but introduced a completely new entrance elevation allowing views of the interior.
On its completion in 2004, the building was short-listed for the prestigious Best Building in Scotland award and was described by the judges as ‘an excellent piece of urban design’. The new arts centre’s inaugural event, on 2nd March 2004, was a Music in Peebles concert given by the Carducci Quartet.
Newly refurbished in 2019, the Main Auditorium is on the first floor and seats just over 200; 144 stalls (raked seating), 12 rear gallery, 48 side galleries.
There is space at the front for up to six wheelchairs and the Theatre has facilities in place, including a passenger lift to the auditorium, to ensure that disabled customers have easy access and good support while they are at the Eastgate.
The Theatre has a café-bar, which is open from 6.30pm before the concert and during the interval.
The café-bar is also open during the day, 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, from 6.30pm on show nights and from 1.00pm on Sundays when there are films or a show.
If you’re in town, why not drop in for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea?
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