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In 2016 and into 2017, Friends have supported the Eastgate in so many ways....


Your donations and support of the theatre are very much appreciated. 

The Friends Committee, on your behalf, have given money back to the theatre for some of the following:

NEW HI-TEC SCREEN FOR THE AUDITORIUM - to enhance the showing of films and the live opera/plays which are very popular.We are sure you will notice the difference in sound quality!

NEW COFFEE MACHINE FOR THE CAFE - it makes excellent Americano/Latte/Cappuccino etc etc!




In March 2017 we donated the follwoing back to the Eastgate >>> £6,346

This assisted the theatre in obtaining a new Dolby sound system, especially useful for film showings (£2,458); for the design of a new website (£2,000); to fund a new projector (£550); to pay for the cost of the annual boiler maintenance (£1,218); also a small contribution towards the cost of the Christmas party (£120), which was enjoyed by Friends and Volunteers - a great social event to thank everyone for their support!

In 2016 we contributed £365 for café fridge, £965 for a part for the boiler, light outside foyer £50 and £120 for uplighters in back corridor. 

In addition, at the end of March 2016 we handed over a cheque for £3,121 - this helped to replace lights; enable a digital projection service; provide  new weatherproof poster boxes; fix some bolier repairs. All worthwhile requirements to keep the Eastgate running!

An urgent request in August 2016 was to replace the lightning conductor! We duly obliged (£2,200) so the theatre is safe! We also sent a cheque for £3,900 to help defray costs for a new digital mixer; to buy a badly needed external poster box; and to revamp some of the area by the outside seating to make it more attractive and useful. Hopefully you will notice all these changes soon!

FUNDRAISING EVENTS....................................

At the BRIDGE CHRISTMAS MARKET (Nov 2016) our bulbs sold well. We sold the
leftover pots later outside the Eastgate raising over £100.Thank you for
all the interesting containers and for visiting the stall. We hope the blooms
brought spring to your Christmas.

SANTA'S GROTTO (Dec 2016) was well supported and made over £200

The QUIZ NIGHT  (April 2016) was a great success and was a lot of fun! The raffle made £170 and with the ticket money, our total raised was £450

‘In the footsteps of…’ WALK (August 2016) raised £154.  Many thanks for supporting this and for the baking. A great walk with a nice cuppa and scone afterwards!