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.
*These events can be attended in person or watched online. (The online performance will be accessed via our dedicated streaming service. Click here to log in with your usual ARC account details (if you’ve forgotten your log in details, the email address will be the one that normally receives emails from us, and your password can easily be reset from the log in page).
Students from the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen at The Northern School of Art present InterACT Festival 2023, two evenings of new, diverse and exciting work. The showcase of work by the School’s BA (Hons) Acting Department, along with students from the Film, TV & Theatre department, is designed to provide skills now required to play a part in the future of the industry. Both evenings feature different works created by 3rd year students.
The programme has been designed by working professionals to allow students to develop the skills required for performing on stage and screen. This joint approach gives experience of both mediums and offers the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting. Students develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality which are to be utilised in performances for stage and screen.
These performances are suitable for ages 16+.
Tuesday 21 March
By LJ Watt
‘Feels like forever doesn’t it waiting in a room like this’
By Tom Maddocks
Obsessive. Compulsive. Mental Health. Ambition. Can Jessie recover from her intrusive thoughts, or will she pursue her vision?
Jessie is a young music artist that struggles with OCD. Jessie’s sister is pushing her to get help for her mental health, but her best friend is pulling her to follow her dreams and pursue her talent in music. Meanwhile, Jessie cannot do either because her intrusive thoughts will not allow her to leave her bedroom. Who will Jessie side with, and where will she end up?
Devised and created by Anna-Rose Kay, Jess Jervis May, Phoebe Hunter, Teddy Alexandra, and Sarah Webber
‘Growing is learning to stand alone.’ This devised piece of theatre is the story of multiple journeys of self-discovery told through the lens of movement.
Thursday 23 March
By Jessica May
This dystopian play is set in an office block dominated by women when it’s disrupted as a new colleague enters the workspace. Slowly, this world switches back into what society knows to be true.
Welcome To The Village
By Kaitlyn Maxfield
This play is a farce. Think Hot Fuzz meets League of Gentlemen meets Emmerdale meets Mama Mia! A hilarious story following a new doctor entering a small English village and is suddenly met with infidelity, pregnancy, murder and vegetables! Will they figure out who committed the crime? Is the father of the baby in the room? Let the chaos ensue.
Mondegreen – this play investigates OCD and features scenes of panic attacks.
Switched – this play features scenes around sexual harassment and sexual abuse.
Studio Theatre: Seating Accessibility Information
In our Studio the seats in row A are 37cm (141/2″) wide and 44cm (171/3”) deep, are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have a 12cm (43/4”) gap between seats. Seats in row A are also removable as single seats.
Seats in rows B-H are 43cm (17“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 44cm (171/3 “) from the floor, and have 8cm (3“) between seats.
Seats in rows J-K are 43 cm (17“) wide and 44cm (171/3“) deep, are 44cm (171/3“) from the floor, and have 8cm (3”) between seats.
Seats in the Studio do not have armrests.
Seats in row A have 50cm (192/3“) of legroom in front of seats.
Seats in rows B-H have 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of seats.
Seats in rows J-K have 24cm (91/2“) of legroom in front of seats.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.