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
First presented at Stockton Stages 2017, this remarkable production portrays the history of Teesside from the viewpoint of the Irish Community who made their way to us in the wake of the Great Famine. Two sell out audiences laughed, cried, sang and even danced as the story of Mike’s ancestors was told by a combined cast of professional and community performers. Interspersed with film of his 2016 walk from County Monaghan to Teesside, Of Rogues and Of Honest men is packed full of traditional and original songs and a lot of craic!
If you ever needed convincing that Teesside built the world, this is the show for you. With a live score from The Wildcats of Kilkenny, the mighty vocal force of the Infant Hercules choir and table top narration from Mike himself, you will leave the theatre knowing that the Infant Hercules will most definitely go marching once again.
The piece concludes with a sneak preview of Mike’s next Pub Opera to be premiered in ARC later in the year as part of the Stockton Stages Festival.
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more.
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.