Dates & Times
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.
Tonight’s MC Ian Smith is a multi-award winning stand up comedian as seen on BBC Three’s Sweat the Small Stuff and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.
Since starting at a young age, Ian has developed a reputation as an exciting, creative comic. Mixing conversational, energetic storytelling and observations with unique set pieces and an exceptional skill for improvisation
‘Fantastically funny’ (The Times)
‘A riot of sprightly silliness’ (Chortle).
Since first performing stand-up at university, Sarah Keyworth has fast become one of UK comedy’s brightest new talents. Having already been a Funny Women runner-up, 2018 saw Sarah take her debut hour Dark Horse to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A thoughtful and hilarious meditation on gender, girlhood and the challenges of growing up different, the show was a huge critical hit.
After her run, Sarah took Dark Horse on tour around the UK, including a sold-out run at Soho Theatre and then to Australia, where she was invited to perform the show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Her second Edinburgh show Pacific was also a huge hit with audiences and critics alike, selling out its entire run and receiving 4 star reviews. Sarah took the show on tour in 2020 selling out dates around the UK. Sarah has appeared on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), performed stand-up on BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show and been tour support for Stewart Francis, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Jan Ravens and Abandoman.
2020 also saw Sarah launch hit new BBC Radio 4 relationships podcast You’ll Do which she hosted with real-life partner Catherine Bohart.
“Powerful, poignant and achingly funny.” ★★★★★ Herald Scotland
“You might just find yourself with a new favourite comic.” ★★★★★ Young Perspective
“Her humour is razor sharp.” ★★★★ The Skinny
Comedian in the middle Dan Tiernan has already won several titles including The Comedy Stores King Gong and winner of the Beat The Frog Series and was a finalist in this year’s Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
Tom ‘The Haircut’ Ward has been seen on ‘Roast Battle’, Rob Delaney’s ‘Stand up Central’ and Sara Pascoe’s ‘Live from the Comedy Store’ (all on Comedy Central) as well as presenting the viral video campaign ‘In My Personal Space’ for Ladbible.
He has done three shows at The Edinburgh Fringe, receiving 5* reviews for each and in 2018 he was Joe Lycett’s official tour support
“A Star in the making” (Time Out)
“Staggeringly Impressive” (The Herald)
“Always keeps you guessing” (Chortle)