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.
Printmaker Jo Lovejoy has amassed her own collection of books, which she happily reads with a mug of tea… When she gets the chance of it!
She has developed a range of lino and drypoint prints which explore the aesthetics and narratives surrounding the world of ‘Books & Tea’.
Inspired by both the contents or these stories and the warm atmosphere a full bookcase can bring; Lovejoy is proud to share her artwork celebrating the narratives of many beloved stories.
North East based artist Jo Lovejoy has always been fascinated by the industrial process involved in producing creative works. In spite of cultural discouragement from teachers and authority figures, Lovejoy has endeavoured to explore and experiment with a variety of artistic media.
As a self-taught artist, she battled into the world of creativity, equipped with the knowledge that ‘shy bairns get nowt’. Following her journey through Motherhood, Lovejoy has focused on printmaking, developing a range of work for exhibitions throughout the North East.
Jo Lovejoy can typically be found in her workshop with her husband, making her latest creative endeavour.
ARC Staff Pick: Hayley Pink | Marketing Assistant
“I can’t wait to see Books and Tea, one of our upcoming exhibitions. Books and Tea is a range of lino and drypoint prints by local printmaker Jo Lovejoy. The exhibition is inspired by the contents and comfort of books. As a lover of both books and tea, I can’t think of anything better.”