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
At the heart of a day celebrating the spirit of Teesside, Occupation shares the real life experiences of disabled people near you and celebrates people coming together, in spite of everything.
In a world of sanctions, forced treatment, and divided communities, people are being pushed to the edge.
An ex-soldier, a lost youth, a professional and a parent take their places around a monument at a disability rally, and shine a light on how austerity has affected disabled people and their families and what it means for generations to come. They are being pushed onto the streets to make their voices heard. ‘Human rights’ are ridiculed and people who would never before have dreamed of attending a protest are now gathering to speak out.
With an original music score by North East musician and composer Keith Mills, comic silent movies pastiches, and four fantastic actors who are accompanied by a 15 strong chorus from local community groups, Occupation is going to be a real community event.
Written by Pauline Heath and Directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott
Please note: Both performances of Occupation will be BSL interpreted
|Pay What You Decide
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that 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. Click here to find out more.
Looking for a great bite to eat before the show?
Look no further than our modern and vibrant No 60 cafe bar for a fantastic place to enjoy a pre-show meal. You won’t find a table closer to your seats anywhere in town.
No 60’s menu is all about modern British food, from classic dishes you’ll know and love alongside some of our chefs’ personal favourites. Our ever-popular burger menu now offers over 30 combinations to choose from, and with a range of fresh and tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes there’s something to suit every appetite.
Plus with a pre-ordered package you can enjoy a two-course pre-show dinner, including any main and any dessert for just £10, so you can save on the cost of your bill too!
See our full menu here.