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: Pay What You Decide
Duration: 7pm - 9pm with two intervals
ROOM SHAKING, EARTH QUAKING, LAUGHTER MAKING, CLAIM STAKING
Disabled Artist Take Over
Comedy – Live Performance – Lip Sync – Spoken Word – Queer Crip – Claim Staking
A fantastic night of fun – we’re all going to let our hair down and celebrate who we are, putting crip culture and criptease centre stage at Disconsortia’s DIY Cabaret. Hosted by the irrepressible MC Raquelle Squelch with some of the North East’s finest including Lisette Auton, Gobscure and more secret acts to be revealed.
Get 6 November in your diaries for a fantastic celebration of disabled artists in the North East. Held at ARC Stockton, Disconsortia is a disabled artist-led gathering of extraordinary voices. A select number of tickets are available from ARC’s box office so get in quick!
You will have a great time as our performers share their work cabaret style, creating a fantastic feeling of community
MC Raquelle Squelch: Having recently relocated to the North East, Raquelle can’t wait to charm you, disarm you and celebrate the amazing acts in tonight’s bill!
Roll up roll up as Lisette does stuff with words – word magic from this award-winning writer and spoken word artist
Gobscure will be reducing psychiatry to firewood in under ten minutes with his satirical squarepegs roundholes set
Another two amazing acts will be revealed in the lead up to the cabaret so keep a look out on social media
Open Mic Acts
Brave artists taking part in our daytime event are putting themselves forward to share a variety of works for live performance
Disconsortia is a consortium of disabled artists who want their work to be seen on their terms, to develop and share a sense of community to bring about a greater presence, and to be a bigger louder voice for disability in the arts.
We are here to support each other, to create platforms for the work of disabled artists and to support venues to embed that work into their programmes.
Disconsortia will be BSL Interpreted.
18+ guideline due to strong language and adult themes
Running time approx 2 hours with two short intervals