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.
General Prices: Free - Unticketed
Join ‘wildcat’ Mike McGrother on Friday afternoon for Joe’s Speakeasy where stories are reinterpreted into songs and enjoyed by old and young alike in an atmosphere of laughter and friendship.
With an inevitable sing-along, Mike and his regulars invite you to tell your stories of The Globe and Stockton’s other dance halls and venues of days gone by. All are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.
For those who would like to, the event will conclude with Mike conducting a 60 minute musical guided walk to share more stories of Stockton’s night life at the very places where the town used to dance and sing! The latest in his Tall Tales from a Wide Street sponsored by Stockton’s BID, hear history come to life in song courtesy of our very own Wild Rover and a few surprise guests. The walk will leaves the High Street Marquee at 3.45pm prompt. We will end up – with a sing-a-long (Hippodrome style) in ARC’s No. 60 cafe bar at around 4.30pm.