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: Pay What You Decide
Seating: Unreserved seated
Are you Curious? Join Curious Arts for an evening of live performance, dance, comedy and cabaret. Expect a colourful, energetic and varied night, exploring and celebrating LGBTQ culture, featuring David Hoyle and work from leading LGBTQ artists from across the region and beyond.
The legendary David Hoyle, anti-drag queen performance artist and avant-garde cabaret artist, was a headliner at the Curious Arts festival in 2016, and we’re delighted to welcome him to Stockton for ARC is Curious!
This is Lo-Giudice’s first time working with Curious, and a brilliant opportunity to see some brand new work in development. They will be sharing their latest work L’uomo (translating in Italian as ’The Men’), a sensual enveloping of two men, entwining themselves through intimate gestures that interact and reciprocate the invitation to touch and connect to another. Made with ingredients of delicacy and masculinity, it examines how love shapes men and the shapes that love makes.
L’uomo is currently in its first stage of research and development, being explored as a work for a public forum that shines a spotlight on displays of affection between men.
Darren Pritchard, a unique and dynamic choreographer, will be presenting an Introduction to Voguing. Darren is one of the founders of the Manchester-based House of Ghetto.
Alex seems to be getting ready for a date. She gets in from work, flings her name badge off, and starts to strip off her uniform bit by bit across her room. Alex puts two pieces of bread from the freezer into the toaster, switches the radio on and pats the cat. Escape (The Pina Colada song) plays.
Marmalade is raw, unapologetic, and unashamed storytelling. It is an intimate one woman monologue exploring what it is to be a young bisexual woman in 2018 in a world of social media, dating, and one night stands. We join Alex as she chats to us like old friends about romance, grief, loss, rejection, and mental health.
Marmalade is the first piece of work from Sticky Theatre, a newly established company of young female creatives with an interest in bringing real, authentic female voices to the stage through new writing. Sticky’s core members are playwright Tamsin Daisy Rees, and Teesside-based director, theatre maker and ARC Associate Artist Holly Gallagher. Sticky Theatre collaborator and actor Jackie Edwards will play the role of Alex.
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that 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. Click here to find out more.
This performance will be BSL interpreted
Supported by Teesside University, Arts Council England, Tees Valley Community Foundation and Tiny.
Also, MUM by Kate O’Donnell, a short film about the love between a mother and her transgender daughter and the things that go unsaid in families will be screening at 6.45pm and 7pm in the cinema. More details here.
And from 6pm we launch the Words Bare exhibition by Mandy Barker, which showcases comments and experiences the LGBTQ community still face in society.