ARC’s policy is to set ticket prices based on demand, like budget airlines, which means we set a price when the event goes on sale and then sometimes put the price up or down depending on how the show is selling. Usually, the price will increase as we get closer to the event, so it is advantageous to book in advance, although sometimes we will put special offers on and reduce the price. Our website will always show the current ticket price.
ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash on the door or by card at the Box Office.
General Prices: Free
For their first exhibition, What Do You Call Home?, Lizzie Lovejoy has created a series of illustrations, poems, and pieces of music that reflect the favourite places of ARC staff. They will also be featuring the work of other Tees Valley creatives, to provide a snapshot of what people in our local community think of when they think of home.
Please note: To access the virtual gallery you will need to book a free ticket.
A Change of Perspective is a project lead by Lizzie Lovejoy, Artist of Change for ARC, meant to explore various views on topics that are prevalent in the North and in the world of Art. This will consist of a podcast, a blog and a series of six exhibitions intended to answer three important questions:
“What Do You Call Home?”
“What Do You Call Family?”
“What Does It Mean To Be Working Class?”
This process is a collaborative one, with local creatives, educators and researchers as well as with members of the community. In our window exhibitions, we want to see the work of local people shared! (people in TS and DL postcodes). Do you have a drawing, a photograph or another visually creative piece that answers one of the above questions? Then we would like to see it, and some may be featured in our window and online gallery! Email: [email protected] for your chance to be featured and share your unique perspective.