Eastgate Theatre Peebles Building, Architect, Scottish Borders Box Office, Photos, Location

Eastgate Theatre : Peebles Architecture

Arts Centre, Peebles, Scottish Borders design by Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

post updated 3 August 2021

Project: Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

Address: High Street / Eastgate, Peebles, Borders, EH45 8AD

Phone: 01721 725785 (or 725 777)

Architect: Richard Murphy

Client: Borders 1996 Company Ltd
Project cost: £2m
Completed: Mar 2004

Eastgate Theatre Box Office telephone number 01721 725777

Peebles, Scotland Eastgate Theatre Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre Eastgate Theatre Peebles
images by Alan Forbes

Eastgate Theatre Peebles – Arts Centre

Best Building in Scotland 2004 RIAS Information:

A conversion of a 19th century whinstone church, to create a vibrant new arts centre in Peebles, consisting of foyer, café, artists’ changing, office and performance space and a 240 seat flexible auditorium.

The new façade of the theatre completely removed the entire side wall of the church, revealing the foyer inside and the timber box of the auditorium above it as a building within a building.

The judges were impressed with the architects’ solution for the Eastgate Theatre, retaining the front elevation and locating the entrance at the side of the church – creating what looks like a new building. They described the project as an excellent piece of urban design.

Peebles, Scotland Eastgate Theatre Scotland
image : Richard Murphy Architects

Richard Murphy

Best Building in Scotland 2004
£25,000 prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel Edinburgh

4 new Scottish buildings have been shortlisted for the much-coveted RIAS Award for Architecture – the UK’s biggest architecture prize.

The Best Building in Scotland judging panel – Gordon Murray, RIAS President; Professor Andy MacMillan, Emeritus Professor, Mackintosh School of Architecture; Malcolm Fraser of Malcolm Fraser Architects; and Finnish architect Hennu Kjisik of Harris-Ksijik Architects – visited buildings across Scotland over 3 days in September.

RIAS Award 2004 shortlisted buildings

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
Architect: Richard Murphy Architects

St Aloysius College, Clavius Building, Glasgow
Architect: Elder and Cannon Architects

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Respite Centre, Dundee
Design Architect: Frank Gehry (Gehry Partners LLP)
Associate Architect: James F Stephen Architects & Interior Designers

Lotte Glob House, Durness, Sutherland
Architect: Gökay Deveci

The venue was shortlisted for the Best Building in Scotland in 2004

Location: Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8AD, United Kingdom.

Contact details for this Scottish Borders Arts venue:
Box Office telephone number 01721 725777

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Commended 2005

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Website: www.eastgatearts.com