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: Pay What You Decide
Seating: Unreserved seated
Trailblazing alternative cabaret platform Mother’s Ruin returns to ARC for another night of hilarious variety. Expect radical, brave and beautiful performance with a sprinkling of song, silliness and sass.
Hosted by the glamorous and ecologically inspired bearded drag lady Timberlina, the evening will feature:
– one of Liverpool’s leading LGBT+ icons, poet and activist Gerry Potter Poet who will be bringing back Chloe Poems Poems
– current holder of Bunny of Hope award Debs Gatenby channelling her inner clown as she remembers how to play – expect bad impersonations of animal spirits and mediations on homo-normativity and modern life
– Newcastle singer/songwriter and theatre maker Jonluke Mckie whose powerful music is introspective, soulful and personal, exploring themes of family, relationships and identity
– comedian from West Yorkshire, specifically Leeds, Minty from Leeds who believes comedy should be well written, funny and above all respectful and whose popular catchphrase ‘have a go – somebody’s got to!’ features heavily throughout his show
– performance artist Laurie (aka Violet Blonde) exploring the intimate, uncomfortable realities of being a young queer today through music and visual art
– and L Smith presenting Six O’Clock Swill, an interactive solo that delves into Society’s relationship with alcohol, taking inspiration from the sculptural work of Rodin, Mr Punch and William Hogarth’s Gin Lane and Beer Street.
‘Outrageously entertaining night bursting with queer comedy mayhem’ – Manchester Wire
‘Live performance doesn’t get any more queer than this’ – Time Out Manchester
‘Entertaining, hilarious and astute’ – Vada Magazine
Supported by ARC Stockton and Contact, Manchester.
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more.
This performance will be BSL interpreted