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.
Join us for the live-streamed edition of Teesside’s favourite comedy club!
If you are looking for tickets for the in-person performance, please click here.
Our MC tonight is loveable Geordie Barry Dodds who charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.
Self-confessed comedy geek Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark, material.
‘Hugely enjoyable..a ton of great stories..one to watch.’ – The Guardian
Welsh comedian Matt Rees has generated a huge buzz over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery. The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and Leicester Square Comedian of The Year and been nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer.
‘A properly original comedy mind.’ – The Guardian
Comedian in the middle is a rising star from the Midlands, Tal Davies.
Our headliner tonight is the brilliant Nick Doody.
Nick has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.
Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia.
Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars.
‘Some of the best political material I have heard in a while…comic genius.’ – The Scotsman
‘A refreshing change…sharp witted, but never sharp-tongued.’ – Three Weeks
Catch 22 is strictly for people aged 18+ and is not for the easily offended. Please note that lineups are subject to change.