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.
General Prices: Free
Café Scientifique on Zoom
Tuesday 15 June 2021 – 7.45pm for 8.00pm
Tracked Electric Vehicles (TEV) Project with Prof Volker Pickert – Director of Discipline Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University
TEV Project is an open-source initiative that was formally incorporated as a non-profit company in 2014. The project invites collaboration and investment in an open design of TEV infrastructure. TEV is a design for compact, electrically powered highways for use by electric vehicles with autonomous driving capability. This includes private cars, public transportation, shared transportation, and light freight. The electric roadways are designed for rubber tired electric vehicles which can travel on TEV’s electric highways at much higher speeds and in far greater safety than cars can on motorways today. Automatic control enables close coupling of vehicles, so TEV has a vastly greater passenger carrying capacity than traditional roads and even high-speed commuter trains.
Prof Volker Pickert is an expert in electric vehicles and Director of Discipline Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University, co-ordinating all discipline relevant research and teaching activities. He has 25 years of industrial and academic experience in power electronics applied to energy and transport applications. He is regularly invited as keynote speaker and advises various governments on energy and transport related issues. He has led over 60 funded projects, supervised over 40 PhD students and manages a discipline that has more than 100 researchers and teachers.
Prof Pickert studied Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany, and Cambridge University, UK. and after receiving his PhD from Newcastle University he worked in Germany for Semikron as Product Manager and for Volkswagen as R&D Group Head for electric power drive train development for electric vehicles. He published over 200 papers, is the Editor-in-Chief of the IET Power Electronics Journal, is the EPSRC CDT Director in Sustainable Electric Propulsion, and he is the Technical Chief Advisor for TEV.
This webinar will take place via Zoom. Please email [email protected] for access.