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.
We are delighted to be joined by
Estuary Project Officer – Stronger ShoresTees Rivers Trust
who will be discussing
Revitalising our Estuaries:Tales from the River Tees
Happy New Year! We’re delighted to be kicking off the New Year with what promises to be a very interesting talk from Henry Short from the Tees River Trust. We held our very first Cafe meeting on 20 January 2004, so this first meeting of the New Year is the nearest to our actual 20th anniversary. We look forward to seeing you on 16 January.
Many of the UK’s estuaries have experienced high levels of pollution and habitat loss over the last 100 years leading to localised extinctions of many species. The populations of oysters and seagrass have dropped drastically around the UK in the last 50 years. The Tees used to be home to both these species and the team at the Tees Rivers Trust are trying to bring them back. This talk will explore the biology of these species, the reasons for their decline, methods and challenge behind restoration and the benefits these species can provide.
About our speaker
Henry developed a love for the marine environment growing up rock pooling and snorkelling. Chasing this passion, he completed an undergraduate and master’s degree in marine biology at the University of Southampton. Here he specialised in fisheries science, looking at the effect of bait collection on shallow water habitats. After university he worked for a land-based fish farm designing and building systems for rearing fish and shellfish. In 2021 Henry was hired by the Tees Rivers Trust for on their newly funded Estuary Restoration Project working on the restoration of seagrass and oysters to the Tees Estuary.