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.
Arts and Minds is a free, referral-only creative social prescribing programme, delivered in partnership by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind and ARC, and funded by Comic Relief.
Presented by members of Arts and Minds, Good Vibes is a collaborative arts exhibition that represents the power of creativity and connection.
Bringing together the innovative work of a range of participants from different backgrounds and at varying stages in their creative wellbeing journey, the exhibition also reflects the distinct nature of each individual.
The pieces in Good Vibes range from mixed media works, paintings and documentary photography to 3D models, ceramics, bookbinding and collage based crafts. These pieces have been created using new and recycled materials in weekly sessions over the past six months, and are a testament to the artistic skills and ambitions of participants; alongside the local artists who have supported them in developing their talents.
The exhibition has been timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2023 (Tue 10 Oct), which aims to bring people together to grow understanding and promote wellbeing.
Arts and Minds is a friendly social group where participants can try a range of new creative skills in a relaxed space, and connect with new people whilst boosting their mood and confidence. Participants are able to take part in free weekly workshops at either Middlesbrough Town Hall (Tuesday evenings) or ARC (Thursday mornings).
Sessions are led by a host of professional artists and focus on working with different materials and techniques; such as bullet journaling, drawing, jewellery design, mosaic work, textiles, collaging, painting, 3D design, calligraphy, and general upcycling.
Arts and Minds also emphasises environmental sustainability through using recycled materials or reused objects. There are opportunities for everyone to display artwork through our exhibitions (like this one) too.
Referrals are open to anyone aged 18+ from the Middlesbrough and Stockton area, who is finding life a little hard right now or would like to boost their mood whilst trying something new.
To find out more about Arts and Minds or referrals to take part, please contact Georgie at [email protected]