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Family Experience at ARC

It is not just the sparkling shows that guarantee a fantastic experience for younger audiences and their families, but your whole experience from the minute you set off.


How to get here

ARC is in the centre of Stockton with plenty of accessible parking close by. Click here, to find out the closest car park, with information on charges, times and number of spaces. If you are catching a bus or a train we are within walking distance from the bus stops and train station. Show running times published on our website will help you choose the best option for you and your trip.



When you get here

ARC is a safe and clean environment, with plenty of space, friendly staff,  and baby changing facilities. We are also proud to be a Breastfeeding Friendly space. We have a buggy park for venues and our lift means that all venues within the building are accessible by pushchair. There is plenty of seating and space for pushchairs and family groups, not just in the Cafe Bar but also on our first and second floor foyers.



The shows

ARC’s family shows allow parents, carers, friends and relatives the pleasure of watching younger audiences enjoy themselves, whilst reconnecting with their inner child! Magical scenery, hilarious heroes and heroines, and spellbinding musical scores are brought to ARC by the country’s finest and in some cases award-winning children’s theatre companies, who put  younger audiences at the heart of everything they do.




Children under 18 months do not need a seat and are allowed free entry to all 3+ family shows. Groups of six or more can benefit from a discounted ticket price on family shows – you don’t all have to be family members, so why not bring your child’s friends along to make up a group of six?



After the show

Everyone can enjoy a post-show lunch together in ARC’s Cafe Bar which offers a range of children’s meals and high chairs, as well as bottle warming for the very young audience members.The entertainment needn’t stop after the show, as we often have Stay and Play sessions and other with fun activities as well as merchandise for selected performances, which all makes for a fuller and engaging experience.



Customer feedback:

"Jack and the Beans Talk at ARC yesterday was great, and my 5 year old son loved it and has been talking about it ever since. Great to have this place on our doorstep as Stockton needs more great attractions like ARC."

- Kirk Dodds, ARC Customer