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.
This week we’re delighted to have Lauren Vevers back in residency, for research and development on Caring For Mother.
Lauren is a writer from Newcastle upon Tyne based between the North East of England and Scotland. Their writing often explores queer identity; the politics of care; the effect of trauma on memory and the body; magic and mystery; and our relationship to the natural world. Their practice has co-collaboration and generosity at the heart of it. They work with youth and community groups to deliver bespoke creative workshops.
Caring For Mother is their first ACE funded theatre project.
Caring For Mother addresses the issue of environmental overwhelm. It’s a collaboration between: Lauren Vevers (writer), Chloe Smith (performer), Laura Stutter-Garcia (musician) and Saya Naruse (puppeteer & filmmaker).
It explores the intersection between class, caring responsibilities and climate change and is informed by workshops with young carers and communities in Stockton.
It’s a theatre project about climate and caring and heaviness and fatigue and joy and giant jellyfish… and some other things they haven’t thought about yet.