PLANS for transforming the Eastgate Theatre are set to go on show.

A huge fundraising effort by supporters of the theatre reached the required £70,000 target for theatre bosses to access further financing streams.

And now the ambitious plans to improve the auditorium, as well as future projects, will be revealed during the first weekend of January.

Maggie Mackay, marketing manager at the Eastgate, told us: "During both days everyone is invited to visit the theatre where there will be an opportunity to test sample seats, see artist impressions of options to bring the side galleries into full use and talk with representatives from the Project Design Group about these designs, the planned timetable for the work and the ambition to move onto the next development phase - staged improvements to the ground floor foyer and café areas."

The plans will be on display between 2pm and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6.