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: £12 / Tables £14
Seating: Reserved seated
Starring MC Danny Mcloughlin, John Fothergill, Steve Gribbin and Hannah Silvester
Catch22 favourite and leading MC Danny Mcloughlin is heading up hosting duties. His innate comic timing and confident stage presence combined with a finely tuned ability to react and think on his feet make for a winning comic recipe. This combination means Danny is widely regarded as one of the best MCs on the circuit and a regular compere for the coveted Edinburgh Comedy Award Galas.
Headliner John Fothergill was born to be on the stage. Effortlessly funny, he combines witty banter with shed loads of Geordie charm.
‘A top comedy turn and a right funny bloke’ – The Sun
‘Everything he says is funny’ – The Guardian
Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. Steve’s original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave.
Firmly based in rock ‘n’ roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the ‘oh so witty’ ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity – comedy songs which are actually funny.
Hannah Silvester has been performing for around six years. Based in Birmingham, she is a regular on the West Midlands comedy circuit and is busy gigging around the country for many comedy clubs and promoters. Her set combines frank and honest material with a warm delivery and the occasional comedy song thrown into the mix.
She’s a woman with a lot of attitude, and a way of expressing it that is often hilariously blunt. She revels in her bad parenting, is withering about sexist behaviour, and frank about ageing.