November at ARC

A collage of four images showing The Three Little Pigs; Festival of Light and Colour; Stockton Steampunk Festival; and Rachel Fairburn: Showgirl

Wondering what’s on this month? November at ARC begins with some fabulous half term family fun! Stuff and Nonsense return with their brand new show, The Three Little Pigs – join three problem-solving pigs and help them to save their bacon in this raucous, high-octane family show that will make you howl! And later in the month, Garlic Theatre will hold young audiences spellbound with The Nosy Little Troll, featuring wonderfully crafted troll puppets, live music and lots of joining in.

There will be comedy capers aplenty with individual headline shows from Jason Byrne, Matt Reed, Danny McLoughlin, Rachel Fairburn, and Steve Hall & Steve Williams. There’s also the chance to see Kevin Bridges: The Overdue Catch-Up on our cinema screen, and MC Freddy Quinne hosts our monthly Catch 22 Comedy Club with guests Kay Nicholson, Daman Bamrah and Rob Rouse (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!).

The month in music begins with a sold out TubThump at Roseworth Social Club, before we’re back at ARC with Ultimate Coldplay – expect this tribute to bring all the biggest hits spanning Coldplay’s two-decade back catalogue, including Paradise, Fix You, Viva la Vida, My Universe and Yellow. We’re also looking forward to welcoming the brilliant King King back as their Where It Began Tour arrives in Stockton.

We’re looking forward to celebrating Diwali at the annual Festival of Light and Colour, hosted by Umar Butt, and in collaboration with David Smith Steampunk Events, we’re also very excited to be hosting the inaugural Stockton Steampunk Festival! Join us for two days of live music, cabaret, cinema screenings and market stalls.

Do you love a British TV police series? From Dixon of Dock Green to Happy Valley via The Sweeney, The Bill, and Cracker, Teesside’s Ben Lamb will be analysing the genre for TV crime-drama addicts and enthusiasts in You’re Nicked: Investigating British Television Police Series, including video clips and an audience Q&A.

Cinema-goers can enjoy a wide range of screenings from The Great Escapers, starring British acting legends Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, to African Apocalypse, an urgent and timely non-fiction retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s epic western crime saga. National Theatre Live are bringing Skylight, the critically acclaimed revival of David Hare’s play, back to the big screen after nearly ten years, and our family Film Club screenings in November include Up and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – 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 continue as usual – join us for everything from Tai Chi and Ballet Pilates to SingersARCulele, and our twice-monthly Queer Yoga and Sober Social session. This month, you can also have a go at making a Needle Felt Swinging Squirrel!

Also, women in Teesside are warmly invited to Poetry Playspaces with the Tees Women Poets, the youth theatre cast of RLD Studios will be presenting Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Teen Edition), and you can come along to our monthly Tour of ARC.

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