January at ARC

Collage of 4 images - The Libertines; Mark Thomas in England & Son; National Theatre Live: Dear England: and Catch 22 MC Russell Hicks

A new month (and a new year!) at ARC begins with a range of fantastic film screenings. Cinema-goers can enjoy a wide range of titles from Maestro (15) and Monica (15), to The Three Musketeers: Milady (12A). And this January, film fanatics can see a film in our cinema for just £1.50 (including booking fee)! Each week we’ll be making a different film available at this discounted price – keep an eye on our website and our social media pages for more details of which screenings this applies to.

We’re also delighted to be showing Typist Artist Pirate King (12A) which puts forgotten artist Audrey Amiss on the map. From acclaimed British filmmaker Carol Morley, this dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion.

Fans of performances on screen can enjoy National Theatre Live’s presentation of Dear England (15) – in this spectacular new play, filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Joseph Fiennes plays Gareth plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s gripping examination of nation and game. And our family Film Club screenings in January include both Wish (U) and Wonka (PG) – don’t forget you can stay after these films and join us for craft-related play activities designed by the amazing Kitchen Zoo!

Elsewhere, our regular classes and activities for adults begin again after the festive break – join us for everything from Tai Chi and Ballet Pilates to SingersARCulele, Creative Writing, and our twice-monthly Queer Yoga and Sober Social session. Also this month, those lucky enough to have grabbed a ticket will be enjoying a sold-out class making Needle Felt Light Up Woodland Hoops!

We’re also looking forward to welcoming The Libertines as their Albionay tour arrives in Stockton (sold out), and following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mark Thomas brings us England & Son, a one-man play written specifically for him by playwright Ed Edwards. Prepare for Mark to take you on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth and stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working-class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him.

And to round off the month, MC Russell Hicks hosts this year’s first instalment of the Catch 22 Comedy Club with guests Raj Poojara and Jonny Awsum (please note, Catch 22 line-ups are subject to change so please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for the latest news!).

Find out more about everything that’s on this month at ARC, and we look forward to welcoming you soon!