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
An exhibition of photographs by Dr Amy Izycky shown in partnership with Transform Healthcare Cambodia, a charity set up on Teesside to provide clinical education and training in Battambang and further afield.
In 2017 clinical psychologist, psychodynamic psychotherapist and photographer Dr Amy Izycky visited Cambodia in South East Asia. The country’s ongoing struggle managing the fallout of the Cambodian Civil War provoked much thought.
Amy contacted Transform Healthcare Cambodia to explore a joint project to increase awareness. Transform Healthcare Cambodia is a charity, originally established on Teesside but which now has extended to Lancaster and the North West, which provides clinical education and training to Cambodian colleagues at the Battambang Referral Hospital and further afield.
Amy joined the charity on one of their trips in November 2018 in the dual role of clinical psychologist and photographer. In her role as clinical psychologist she provided support installing a sensory room in Battambang Referral Hospital and education to clinical staff on how to use the space for children who visited the hospital.
In her second role as photographer, she collected images to document Cambodia in transition. Her work intends to stimulate thinking about trauma, health and religion and how an entire country adjusts and develops after a major atrocity.
There will also be a number of events for the public and professionals during the exhibition, including an opportunity to meet Amy and find out more about the work of the charity.
We are grateful to ARC, Stockton on Tees Borough Council, The Academic Health Science Network (North East and Cumbria) and Proportion Marketing for their support.
While ARC is closed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic you can view the exhibition with an accompaying narrrative recorded by by Dr Amy Izycky below.