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.
Spend an evening in the company of two fantastic authors from quirky indie label Bluemoose Books.
Devika Ponnambalam’s debut I Am Not Your Eve tells the story of Teha’amana, the 13-year-old girl who was sold to artist Paul Gauguin during his first stay on Tahiti in 1891, and incorporates pre-colonial Tahitian origin myths.
Ronan Hession’s delightfully wholesome first novel Leonard & Hungry Paul won our World Cup of Book Club Books, so we can’t wait to hear him read from that and his latest book Panenka, a tale of rebuilding relationships after the disatrous mistakes of the past, learning new ways to let love into broken lives.
Stick around for an informal book club Q&A with the authors.
Ticket includes refreshments.
About Leonard and Hungry Paul:
In this startling debut, Ronan Hession tells the story of two thirty-something men who who take care of their parents and play board games together. Who like to read. Who take satisfaction in their work. Who are resolutely kind.
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world. And it asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Can kind people change the world?
About I Am Not Your Eve:
A polyphonic novel of Teha’amana, Tahitian muse and child-bride to Paul Gaugin, from her point of view conveyed through the myths and legends of the islands.