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.
This class takes place in person and online.
Creative Writing is the perfect place for budding or experienced writers to come along to socialise and share feedback on their writing.
Bring along your own work to get personalised feedback from a friendly group of like-minded people and improve week on week.
At the end of each session, you’ll be given a writing prompt to inspire you ahead of the next session.
Participants have opportunities to showcase their work through a range of activities if they wish. Recent highlights have included participants exhibiting work as part of The People’s Plan for Nature (ARC/WWF/RSPB/National Trust/FAC), We ARConnected/Call and Response (ARC/Flushing Town Hall, New York), and even securing a publishing deal!
About the Tutor
Joan Opie is a graduate of Newcastle University’s Creative Writing PGC Course. She has written a phonics and writing book for children aged 7-11 years old and has written a large amount of material for use by adult literacy tutors. In addition, she has published articles on beauty therapy and education and has had poems published in the UK and USA.
Benefits of Creative Writing
Taking part in Creative Writing has a range of well-being benefits, including:
- Gain a better understanding of your emotions.
- Improve your vocabulary and written communication skills.
- Boost your imagination and creativity.
What do I need to bring?
A notebook or writing pad and pen so you can keep track of how your work, skills, and ideas develop over time. Spare paper, pens, and all other resources will be provided for you.
How to join in online
All of our online content, from classes to events, can be accessed from our dedicated online platform CogPlayer. This links directly with your ARC account and automatically provides access to content you have booked through ARC’s website. This means you can log in with your usual ARC account details to easily access classes, performances, and other online activities.