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
The Wild Rover presents Raise A(nother) Glass!
Following on from last year’s sold out spectacular, table top singer songwriter Mike McGrother AKA The Wild Rover presents another evening telling the stories of Teesside’s community. Inspired by Mike’s regular Joe’s Speakeasy* reminiscence events prepare to meet some (extra)ordinary Teesside men and women as their lives are re-told through songs, stories and visual projection.
Together with his Haverton Hillbillies and Infant Hercules Choir, Mike will undoubtedly move you to tears and laughter in equal measure in an unforgettable night of Teesside storytelling and pride; so pull up a chair, pour a drink and join us as we Raise A(nother) Glass!
*Joe’s Speakeasy began in memory of Joe Hall – a man who introduced himself with the words: ‘No-one is interested in my stories’. Following Joe’s death in 2017, the pub based get togethers have become weekly sessions of laughter, storytelling and singing in Stockton and Darlington. Joe’s Speakeasy is also soon to be launching in Middlesbrough and Redcar.
Kindly Supported by Tilly, Bailey & Irvine; Stockton Borough Council, and Darlington Building Society.