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
How to be an Aunt
1. Wear steel-rimmed spectacles
2. Keep your niece or nephew in a cupboard under the stairs and hide their post
3. Smoke a pipe and keep a Great Bavarian Mountain Owl as a pet
In 2017 Tilly became an aunt the same week she inherited the belongings of a fascinating and eccentric late great aunt. Now she’s looking through those dusty boxes of letters, diaries, lists and photographs, and re-evaluating the aunts in her favourite books and films, all to try and work out how to be the best possible auntie to her niece Juno.
Aunting is a new show, currently in development, exploring the importance of aunts and of being an aunt, particularly for women who have chosen not to have children. The research and development phase has been funded by Arts Council England and supported by Hull Truck, ARC Stockton, In Good Company and Nottingham Playhouse.
This is an informal sharing of around twenty minutes of work-in-progress, which will be followed by a space for conversation about aunting and aunts – including those who are related and those who are ‘honorary’ aunties. Tilly is keen to hear your stories of special or eccentric aunties, of being aunties, and ideas about how you’d like aunties to be present in the lives of your children.
The event is open to anyone who would like to attend – just drop an email to [email protected] to let us know that you’ll be coming along!