Bowhill Theatre


A feast of drama awaits you at Bowhill

As you relax in your theatre seat, waiting in anticipation for the lights to go down, you might find it hard to believe that you are actually sitting in a game larder! But that was the original function of this incredible artistic space.

In 1989 we had the bold idea of transforming the Estate’s old cold storage room into a 72-seat theatre with advanced sound and lighting facilities. We further upgraded the theatre in 2006 with a new bar and foyer that make a splendid place ideal to relax with a drink before the show or during the interval.

Regular Bowhill visitor and renowned drama fan Sir Walter Scott would no doubt have approved of the larder’s starring new role!

Bowhill may be small, but its utterly unique atmosphere and glorious location regularly attract very talented theatre companies.

Previously at Bowhill Theatre

20 October 2015

Location & Contact

Bowhill House,


Getting There

By car
Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road, this road commences next to Selkirk Rugby Club. On the A708 you will pass Philiphaugh Salmon viewing centre on your left, from there Bowhill is another 1.5 miles. The turn off to Bowhill is well signposted with Brown Tourist Route signs directing you left to Bowhill House. Selkirk is five miles south of Galashiels on the A7 from Edinburgh (15 minutes’ drive).

From the North
From Edinburgh take either the A7 or A68 South to the Scottish Borders. The A7 will take you to Galashiels and then Selkirk, Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road. If travelling the scenic A68 route after Earlston look out for the A6091 (Melrose Bypass) towards Galashiels/Selkirk.

From the East
There are a lot of scenic routes passing through the Eastern Borders and towns like Kelso. All of these join up eventually with the A68. From the A68 you are looking for signs to Selkirk or Galashiels.

From the South
From the South-East (Newcastle direction) travel North on the A68 through Jedburgh and St Boswells and then turn left on to the A6091 (Melrose Bypass) towards Galashiels/Selkirk.

From the South (West) travel North on the A7 through Hawick to Selkirk. From Selkirk Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road

From the West
If travelling from the West of Scotland – i.e. the Dumfries and Galloway Area or Glasgow direction. Follow the M74 to Moffat and then follow the A708 to Selkirk, passing the Grey Mares Tail and St Mary’s Loch. Bowhill is on the right hand side located 2.5 miles after Yarrowford.

By public transport

Train – The Borders Railway
Exit the train at the Galashiels Station. From here, Bowhill is just five miles away via the A7 (15 minutes by car). You can cycle in 45 minutes to an hour, or get a taxi from here.

Unfortunately due to Bowhill’s rural location there are currently no buses running to our location.

Access Information

Please contact venue for further information.