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
ARC is proud to be the first venue to exhibit The Peace Blanket; a collaborative work instilled with emotion, created by women from the local area. The Blanket will be on general display from Thur 16 Nov 2017 until Fri 7 Jan 2018.
The Peace Blanket is a collective project completed by women mostly from Stockton but also Middlesbrough and Richmond. It is a collection of 64 squares and each square was sewn, embroidered or appliqued by individual women to reflect images of what peace means to them. The squares were then joined together to produce a blanket.
The brainchild of artist Di Hewitt, the project was inclusive, open to any woman and free. Workshops were held in a variety of locations on Teesside, including a community centre, ARC, North Tees Hospital, Poppy Rose and in Richmond.
Amongst the women, there were those seeking sanctuary, women with mental health problems, carers, young women, and women having treatment for cancer. All materials were sourced from donations; often fabric which belonged to a relative who had passed away. Funds were raised via Stockton Soup to pay for talented local artist Kim McDermottroe to put the squares together
The aim was to develop a beautiful blanket which could be displayed to show the results of women working together; but most importantly the legacy of lasting friendships and a greater understanding of communities.