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: £17
We are delighted to welcome King Creosote (otherwise known as Fife’s Kenny Anderson) and his band for a first-ever appearance at ARC.
Last year’s Astronaut Meets Appleman album followed KC’s breakthrough record From Scotland with Love (2014) and his Mercury-nominated collaboration with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine (2011), It garnered rave reviews pretty much across the board:
‘King Creosote’s finest hour yet’ – Mojo
‘His wrinkled brogue – warm, pithy, occasionally fluttering to a falsetto – is a thing of understated beauty in itself, framed in folk-shanty arrangements that make telling use of strings and bagpipes’ Uncut
‘Kenny Anderson serves up another gem & lives up to his reputation as one of our great lyricists’ – Sunday Times Culture
‘King Creosote is still finding ways to push himself and is totally justified purely for the creativity of the finished work’ – The Line of Best Fit
On Astronaut Meets Appleman, King Creosote is still upsetting apple-carts and dealing with the fallout, still appraising love and life, the moon, the stars; tide tables, bagpipe scores, zeros and ones; mathematics, ticking clocks and the beat of our hearts.
Many of you will be fans already. For those yet to discover KC, our advice is… buy the record (if you haven’t already), see the show, and get on board with one of the most singular talents to emerge from the Scottish music scene in decades.
Part of the Stockton Stages weekend, a festival bringing a thrilling array of comedy and music talent to Stockton Town Centre between Wednesday 30 May and Saturday 2 June. Visit the Stockton Stages website for further acts and information.
We set ticket prices based on demand; the price can go up or down depending on how well a show is selling. The price will usually increase closer to the event date, so we always recommend booking in advance to take advantage of best price. You can read more about our dynamic pricing policy here.
Looking for a great bite to eat before the big gig?
Look no further than our cafe bar No 60 for a fantastic place to eat when it comes to pre-gig dining. No 60 offers a modern and vibrant space with a lively atmosphere. Not to mention you won’t find a table closer to your seats anywhere in town.
Pick a meal from our monthly bistro menu, where our chefs make use of the finest seasonal ingredients. Or choose your favourite dish from our regular menu.
You can reserve a table by contacting the No 60 team via [email protected] now.