Pay What You Decide Info
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 event can be attended in person or watched online. Book to attend in person using the booking button on this page, or book here to watch online*
InterACT Festival is an opportunity for 3rd year students from The Northern School of Art to showcase their work ahead of graduation. Over two evenings there are four brand new pieces of theatre that are varied, dynamic and thought provoking.
After the success of last year’s festival, which was livestreamed due to Covid restrictions, the School is delighted to get back to in person performances. The shows are performed by BA Acting for Stage & Screen students with technical support from BA Film, TV & Theatre Production.
‘We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ARC who offer fantastic support to our students. The students have worked incredibly hard and with an excellent collaborative spirit and I can’t wait for the performances. It is great to see to see young theatre makers creating such bold and varied work’ – Jonny Bussell, Faculty Leader for Stage & Screen
Tuesday 22 March
Pornstar Martini devised by Clare Bell, Neyv Gray, India Robertson and Georgia Robson
When paths cross on a night out, will Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth all be able to put their own personal insecurities aside and have a good night out?
Taking Shower in Lemonade by Eli James
A claustrophobic family drama.
Wednesday 23 March
Hands Up! by Hannah Richardson
Jesus Christ, we need a better system.
Stole the Show by Connor Dorrian
A play inside a play about a robber who stumbles into an amateur retelling of ‘The Legend of King Arthur’. Will he escape with the money? Or will he leave with something more…
Joseph Casling 3rd year Acting – ‘Working on these projects has been brilliant as it really challenged all aspects of my training and brought it together. It also made me begin to consider what work I want to make in the future and look into areas I hadn’t previously considered’
Connor Dorrian 3rd year Acting – ‘With every rehearsal presenting a new challenge, everyone has brought refreshing ideas and energy, creating an uplifting and colourful process’
Thalia Martin 3rd year Film, TV & Theatre Production – ‘I would describe the process of working on Hands Up! as chaos that is finding a balance to portray to an audience’
The students are thrilled to present their work at ARC and also will be performing in their final showcase here in a new piece written by award winning playwright Eve Leigh on 16 & 17 May. This follows on from a successful collaboration last academic year with Eve producing Wildfire Road at ARC.
‘ARC’s support has been fantastic not just for students on the programme but also after graduation. We are really excited to present such a wide range of work during ARC’s spring season showing the variety of approaches we encourage on the programme’ – Jonny Bussell