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
Seating: Unreserved seated
Women and non-binary poets, and their poeting friends, are invited to a special afternoon of activities. Babes in arms are welcome, and a private space is available for feeding, changing and crashing out if needed.
In this round-table discussion, poet and PhD student Katie Ailes will share some of her research into the work of female spoken word artists in the UK, and talks about her own experiences as a female poet in a mixed spoken word collective. Are women considered more authentic than men in an artform that celebrates confessional styles of poetry? And are they being pressured to represent their gender, or reject stereotypes of womanhood? Join the discussion!
Katie Ailes is currently completing a PhD at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow focused on the performance of authentic selfhood in UK spoken word culture. As a poet, Katie co-organises and performs with the collective Loud Poets. She released her first collection, Homing, in 2015, and was published in the House of Three anthology series in 2016.
Other activities happening on this afternoon that you may be interested in are Deranged Poetesses: We think back through our mothers, a poetry workshop with Carmen Marcus, and Deranged Poetesses: Mother Tongues by Victoria Adukwei Bulley, a set of four films. Check them out!
And of course don’t forget the main event, Deranged Poetesses: Mothers, happening on Saturday evening!