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We can offer hire of our fully equipped professional theatre. This accessible theatre seats 246 guests, making it ideal for performances, conferences, training and private events for all audiences.

Support will be available at each step of planning and delivering your event from our technical, front of house and programming team. We also offer use of various large and small dressing room spaces for performers and speakers when hiring the theatre.

ARC’s Box Office can also be used to sell tickets for your event. You can take the stress out of your ticket sales process by offering your guests the option to purchase tickets through our website, in person or on the phone. Our Box Office Assistants ensure great customer service and are experienced at tailoring ticket allocation to meet guests' requests and can advise on accessible seating allocation for disabled guests.

Previous clients include:
BBC Question Time
Billingham International Folklore Festival
Dance Fuzion
Conyers School
Durham University

Bespoke packages are available on request, if you would like more information, a tour of our facilities or to view technical specifications, please contact:

"Saturday went really well and I’m very happy with the outcome. Also everyone at ARC was really helpful throughout the day". Janine Gagliasso, Dance City

Technical specifications - Here
If you would like more information or a tour of our facilities, please contact:

Stephen Laing
T: 01642 525186

Community Programme Coordinator
E: [email protected]

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See our other spaces

The Point

This versatile space can accommodate up to 390 people seated theatre style, 100 cabaret style and 550 standing.

Studio Theatre

Our Studio is a blank canvas space, offering a versatile well proportioned room with excellent facilities. The space can welcome 97 people theatre style, 40 cabaret style or can be set up flat floored as a large rehearsal space.

The Cinema

The cinema seats 130 people and is bookable for private film screenings, networking events, training, seminars, conferences, celebration events and private parties.

Dance Studio

The dance studio is fully accessible and well equipped. At 80 sqft the space comfortably welcomes 30 dancers, and consists of a wooden sprung floor, full length mirrors, a PA system and seating around the edges.


The workshop is a great space for creativity and productivity, the space provides a well equipped setting for choirs, crafts, workshops, training sessions and meetings.

First Floor Bar & Top Floor Gallery

The airy space, highlighting the stunning architecture of ARC, is an ideal setting for working lunches, dinners, drinks and networking.

Meeting Rooms

ARC has two meeting rooms available for hire, which are perfect for small meetings, interviews and strategic planning sessions.