Coming up next


  • Kathryn Tickell & The Side

    The world’s finest player of the Northumbrian pipes and genuine folk royalty! Join Kathryn and her new band The Side for evocative airs and toe-tapping reels.


  • Angel

    This brilliantly funny and heart-warming story of unexpected friendship.

    Presented by Theatre Hullabaloo

    Age 10+

  • Groovy Babies: Superhero Special

    The Groovy Babies team bring you a super duper event full of magic powers!

    Presented by ARC and Urban Kaos

    Age 0 - 5yrs


Drama and Spoken Word

  • Thirsty

    With live music and stunning physical theatre, these stories tell of lost memories and traumas, bruised knees, uncontrollable laughter and sore heads, particularly focusing on the women waving the flag for 'Booze-Britain'.

    Presented by The Paper Birds

  • The Grief Series: What is Left?

    Roshana and Ellie have been travelling around the country, photographing people in their own homes with an object they have inherited from someone who has died. Visit the Stockton exhibition and explore What is Left?

    Presented by Ellie Harrison


  • Maps to the Stars

    As much as it is a sharp, comic look at a vacant and corrupt world, Maps To The Stars is also a haunting ghost story.

Latest updates

  • North East Reviews Microsite Launch Fri 31 Oct

    New performance work made and presented in the North East is now open to scrutiny from a team of reviewers, recruited and managed by the North East Artist Development Network.

  • ARC introduces world class ballet screenings Fri 31 Oct

    ARC will screen some of the world’s most recognisable ballet’s over the coming months including Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, performed by Russia’s prestigious Bolshoi Ballet. 

  • Autumn half term at ARC! Mon 13 Oct

    Half term starts this weekend, so look no further than our handpicked events for some fanciful family fun!