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.
Kitchen Zoo will be spending the week at ARC devising their latest production The Tortoise and the Hare – A Suitcase Story ready to open at Gosforth Civic on 30 July before a three-week tour (including a run at ARC from Wed 10 – Sat 13 Aug).
About Kitchen Zoo
Kitchen Zoo create joyful, energetic theatre for young audiences and their grown ups, bringing playful and vibrant stories to life through music, puppetry, and fun. Created by Bob Nicholson and Hannah Goudie-Hunter, the company has been producing critically acclaimed shows for young audiences since 2017.
Based in the north east, the company specialise in new adaptations of classic and folk stories. They have a reputation for creating high quality performances that celebrate the diversity of our region and help support venues to build long term relationships with audiences.
Kitchen Zoo is committed to creating high quality theatre for young audiences that tours to both theatres and community venues. They are passionate about making theatre for audiences who have less access to cultural activities for any number of reasons.
They work with established artists to ensure their shows are of the highest quality, with excellent production values and engaging, imaginative storytelling.
Kitchen Zoo is proud to be an associate company of ARC Stockton.