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.
Help Crossing the Tees launch this year’s festival in spectacular style with a community dip on Redcar beach! Gather at TunedIn! to hear uplifting words from performer & broadcaster Kate Fox, a Radio 4 and Radio 3 regular.
Her poetry collection The Oscillations contains several poems about how water and swimming got her through the lockdowns, and her book of lost stories of Northern women, Where There’s Muck There’s Bras, has recently been published by Harper Collins.
After an invigorating swim or paddle, relax with a cuppa and chat to Kate while she gathers inspiration for a special new festival poem.
Pick up a copy of Where There’s Muck There’s Bras from our official festival bookseller DRAKE the Bookshop!
About Where There’s Muck There’s Bras:
From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.
From Cartimandua, the forgotten Iron Age Queen of the North, to Woodbine-smoking football player Lily Parr, Kate with her trademark wit and sense of fun, shows how these astonishing trailblazers laid the ground for modern stars from Victoria Wood to Little Mix. Nicola Adams, Betty Boothroyd and Helen Sharman all have these unsung northern champions to thank for paving their way.
Funny, enlightening and a call to arms, it’s perfect for a nation ready to rediscover its hidden heroes.