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.
Charlotte Adams PhD FGS
Charlotte is the principal research and development manager for mine energy at The Coal Authority. She is a geologist/hydrogeologist by training and gained her PhD from Newcastle University in 1999. This focused on treating the polluted discharges flowing from historically abandoned lead-zinc mines in the North Pennines. Latterly she worked on coal mines designing low cost ways to treat mine water when it reaches surface. Spending time above and below ground taking water samples from mines sparked her interest in the potential of using mine water for heat and she spent 11 years at Durham University undertaking geothermal research. Charlotte has been promoting the geothermal potential of the UK for over a decade. Her work has recently featured on BBC’s Country File and the One Show.
The UK has over 23,000 disused coal mines created following the extraction of 17 billion tonnes of coal over the past two centuries. This ended with the closure of Kellingley, the last deep coal mine in the UK in 2015. Although the coal has long since been mined, traded and burned, the water filled galleries and shafts that remain offer many opportunities for supplying resources. No longer viewed as a liability, the disused mining infrastructure is now seen as an asset of strategic national importance that could help to decarbonise heat demands while offering a host of other opportunities. This presentation will outline some of the work being undertaken by the Innovation Team at the Coal Authority with a particular focus on the mine water heat opportunity. The Coal Authority also works closely with the British Geological Survey, Durham University Durham Energy Institute, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Local Authorities and many other partners and stakeholders on developing this innovative approach.
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