The Eastgate has unveiled a programme to see arts lovers through the cold winter months.

The theatre bursts into 2019 this Sunday (January 6) with three very different blockbuster films.

At 2.30pm Ralph, of Wreck it Ralph fame, returns to Break the Internet in the critically-acclaimed sequel. At 5pm Jake Gyllenhaal and Cary Mulligan star in Wildlife – a moving film about a family trying to hold itself together. And at 7.30pm Mike Lee exposes the Peterloo massacre – one of the bloodiest episodes in British history.

This season the Eastgate has extended its reach with a range of events at venues across Tweeddale – as well as a packed weekend for Peebles Outdoor Film Festival.

The Graham Institute in West Linton is the first venue for Eastgate on the Road, a series of special events devised and presented by local community organisations and individuals working in partnership with the theatre.

The West Linton event is 'Adventures in Film', a celebration of the outdoors. The evening features the world premiere of a film specially created by youngsters from West Linton, based on a day they spent at Broomlee Outdoor Education Centre; a series of short films about people doing very strange things; then a presentation by local adventurers Ed and Marion Shoote who packed everything they needed onto a couple of bikes and cycled the world. Adventures in Film is at the Graham Institute, Lower Green, West Linton, EH46 7EW, at 7pm on Saturday, January 19.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival kicks off at the theatre on Friday, January 25, and runs until Sunday. It includes breath-taking films, inspirational speakers, outdoor sessions and drop-in clinics across the entire weekend.

The new 'Drama and Lunch' season in February and March involves a healthy light lunch in the Anne Younger Studio at 12.30pm, after which the audience will be invited to take a seat in the auditorium to enjoy a professional production, by Rapture Theatre, of a classic one-act play. The plays in this series are The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie on Wednesday, February 13; The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan on Wednesday, March 6; and A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter on Wednesday, March 27.

Music in Peebles continues to light up Sunday afternoons with 2.30pm concerts of classical music. The first is on Sunday, January 13, when the Navarra String Quartet plays Vasks, Ravel and Schubert. On Sunday, February 10, violinist Gina McCormack presents the first concert since her appointment as Patron of Music in Peebles. She will be joined by Nigel Clayton on piano and recent graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

On Saturday, February 9, at 2pm four-to-10-year-olds (and their grandparents) are invited to enjoy W-hat About? a dance/music/theatre piece about colliding cultures, crossed communications and fears that have to be fought to capture joy and the magic that is in a memory.

In addition, there is a film celebration of John Buchan’s The Thirty Nine Steps on Sunday, March 10, from 2pm and a presentation, by Peebles Players, of The Zombie Knights of the Eildon Hills on Tuesday, March 19, at 2pm.

For tickets or more information about these or any of the evening events at the theatre please telephone the Eastgate Theatre on 01721 725777 or look online on