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.
Let the comedy chaos commence as twelve hot, hilarious, new acts try to beat the dreaded gong and win over the ARC audience!
This jaw-dropping spectacle, is crammed with brilliantly off-the-cuff, unpredictable stand-up & audience-led savagery.
Please note: Beat the Gong can contain strong content and is strictly for over 18s.
Based in Manchester, award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne‘s ‘uniquely northern observational humour’ (Lancashire Evening Post) has seen a meteoric rise into some of the biggest clubs in the country. Quinne couples “clever, well placed gags” (Pickled Egg) together with a vulnerable persona for a unique experience which combines to make ‘a real tour de force performance’ (Alex Boardman). His willingness to break away from his set and involve the crowd leads for an engaging and memorable set backed up with frantic energy and raw emotion.
“The undisputed king of underground comedy.” – The Pulse
“Big, brash, and very funny.” – Gigglebeats
“Uniquely Northern observational humour.” – Lancashire Evening Post
“Uncompromising… a natural comic with near perfect timing.” – The Skinny