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: Free
Tees Valley based artists are invited to submit one piece of work for ARC’s Summer 2019 exhibition. This year’s exhibition is looking for work that responds to the title You, me and those who came before in line with the theme of National Refugee Week 2019. For more information on how to submit a piece of work visit here.
Artwork selection will be made in early May by the selection panel:
• Reuben Kench, Director of Culture, Events & Leisure SBC
• Natasha Davis, Artist
• Chloe Lawrence, Programmes Manager ARC
• Representatives from the refugee week working group
Please check back in May for announcement of artists exhibiting!
More information on Refugee Week 2019
The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.
People escaping war and persecution have been welcomed by communities in the UK for hundreds of years, and their stories and contributions are all around us. From the Jewish refugees of the 1930s to people fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s, Kosovans in the 1990s to those arriving today; they are part of who we all are.
Activity will happen nationally from 17 June to 23 June 2019 as we bring together the old and the young, those who have been here for decades and those who have just arrived – and find out what we can learn from those who sought safety in Britain generations ago.
Stockton’s Refugee week celebration event will take place at ARC on Sat 22 June 2019.