Eastgate keen to make new friends

The Eastgate Theatre is encouraging people from across the region to sign up to become friends of the Peebles venue.

Ian Buckingham, of Friends of the Eastgate, said: “With grants and other sources of funds to run the venture becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, we are determined to raise extra cash for the theatre and over the past years, many arts-related activities have been supported as well as a variety of projects to help with running costs.

“Friends are now actively seeking new members from as wide an area as possible.”

Benefits include ticket discounts on selected shows and two-for-one offers for events throughout the year.

Friends also enjoy a 10 per cent discount at the café/bar on purchases over £5.

Ian added: “Coupled with a variety of special events and social activities the yearly membership of £20, plus any further donation you would like to make, is excellent value for money.”

Friends of the Eastgate leaflets are available at the theatre or to receive an electronic copy, email ibuckingham@btopenworld.com

Alternatively, visit www.eastgatearts.com