Dynamic Pricing Info
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.
Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
Behind The Curtain Cabaret is organised by local band The Jam Buddies and will feature performances by some great Tees Valley acts: local choirs Latte Singers and Steel Sisters will be singing, there will be comedy sketches from Full Circle, music from amazing bands Brass Eyed Dragons and of course The Jam Buddies; with the night rounded off with dancing and DJing from the brilliant ARCtic Piranha club night. Your cabaret comperes for the night are DJ Gav and The Megatron.
Brass Eyed Dragons are a doom rock outfit based in Teesside led by charismatic, neurodivergent, steampunk front man Jamie.
The Jam Buddies are a small group of passionate music lovers who meet weekly to practise their skills and have fun playing together.
“The reason for the band is that we all love music. We attend this band as a group. We learn on each other and learn new skills from each other.”
The band are influenced by a range of genres, from pop, rock, folk, blues and more! At some point in the future, they would love to start writing some of their own music too.
Full Circle is a professional learning disability theatre company where the members create all their own work. They have toured regionally, were commissioned to perform at SIRF last year and held a Stomping Grounds festival with lots of local groups at ARC in February which was a sell out success. The company has a visual style all of their own and love using humour to look at things which are important. They have been experimenting with mask theatre and will be sharing a comedy sketch about Dennis and Lily looking back on some memories of when things didn’t quite go according to plan.
DJ Gav and The Megatron have been brought together especially to compere the Behind the Curtain Cabaret. They both love to make people laugh so buckle up – it’s gonna be quite a ride!
The ARCtic Piranha’s design fun, safe and inclusive club night events for learning disabled adults based at ARC Stockton Arts Centre. The planning group design it all: from the theme, to the décor and the music selection. We even have a few DJs in the group who go onto the decks during the event to get the party started.
Theatre: Seating Accessibility Information
In our theatre the seats are 38cm (15″) wide and 44.5cm (17½”) deep. The seats are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have an 8cm (3”) gap between seats.
Seats have armrests on either side of the seat which cannot be removed completely. Seats on rows A, C and D have armrests which can be folded away and slot between the seat backs. On all other rows armrests are fixed and cannot be folded or removed.
There is 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of each seat, with additional legroom in rows D and L, and in Box 1 and Box 2.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.