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.
This service is by referral only.
Arts and Minds is a brand new partnership project between Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind and ARC. Over 24 months, eight creative programmes are being delivered – each lasting six months. The programme has been funded by Comic Relief.
Arts and Minds is a friendly social group where you can learn a new skill, and meet and connect with new people while boosting your mood and confidence.
It would be perfect for you if you’re finding life a little hard right now and it’s time to try something new.
You’ll explore working with different materials and techniques such as drawing, printmaking and sculpture. We’re focused on environmental sustainability using recycled materials or reused objects. There’ll be a chance to display your artwork through our exhibitions too. Right now you probably think you won’t be good enough but we promise you’ll surprise yourself!
The sessions are led by a host of professional artists we meet every week.
Middlesbrough creative session – every Tuesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall
Stockton creative session – every Thursday 10.30am – 12.30pm, ARC
To access our support you must be
- aged 18+
- living in living in Teesside but able to travel to Middlesbrough or Stockton on Tees
If you want to come along and see how art can help you to manage your mental health then reach out at [email protected]