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.
During her residency, Emily will be working on her performance piece Identity Kaleidoscope, a performance all about laughter, self-exploration, and interactive engagement. This one-person show, born from the depths of Emily’s journey to self-acceptance, weaves together the art of drag, clowning, and digital innovation to create a diverse cast of characters, each representing facets of her BIPOC LGBTQ+ experiences.
During her week at ARC, Emily intends to dedicate focused time to further refine and expand upon the various characters and narratives within her show. This includes developing the comedic elements, refining the interactive segments, and enhancing the digital aspects of the performance, such as the real-time live interactive chat feature and audience engagement tools like polls and surveys.
She also aims to use this time to experiment with new ideas, explore innovative ways to foster audience participation, and fine-tune the balance between humour and vulnerability in the performance.
With the time and space to immerse herself fully in the creative process, Emily hopes to develop Identity Kaleidoscope into a more profound and impactful performance that challenges societal norms, fosters empathy, and celebrates authenticity through laughter and connection.
About the Artist
Emily is a performer, cabaret artist, content creator, and theatre-maker with a passion for creating theatre that makes a positive impact on society. Over the past eight years, her journey in the theatre world has taken her across the globe, from South Africa to Australia, Cambodia, and England.
Her mission as an artist is to leverage her creativity to effect meaningful change through subversive strategies. As a cabaret artist she has performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Runt of The Litter, Qw’ere and Camden Cabaret amongst others. Her live shows in the cabaret scene are a captivating blend of physical comedy and incisive social commentary, designed to challenge societal norms and initiate thought-provoking conversations. Emily’s drive as an artist is to create work that resonates profoundly with audiences, through intricate storytelling that touches the hearts of those who experience it.
Alongside her live performances, Emily is also a TikTok content creator with over 1.4 million followers. Here, she focuses on queerness and her biracial identity, using her platform as a catalyst for social change. Through the portrayal of over 18 unique characters, she crafts educational content aimed at influencing young and old minds positively.
Emily’s artistic toolkit is a versatile one, which blends non-verbal physical theatre and dance, puppetry (including object theatre, table top puppetry and large scale puppetry), drag and burlesque performance (i.e. alternative burlesque and drag king), clowning/miming performance, digital performance and storytelling. With this diverse range of skills, she aims to push artistic boundaries, inspire change, and leave a lasting impression through her work in theatre and performance.