Running time: 113 minutes
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.
Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
We proudly present a Tees Valley International Film Festival 2023 gala screening of Ken Loach’s new film The Old Oak. Filmed and set in County Durham, this new work by this legend of British film was nominated for an award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and tells the story of the last remaining pub in a pit village in the North East where people are leaving as quickly as the mines that made this once thriving community are closing. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees whose entry into the town makes tensions rise. As tempers fray and trouble simmers, the pub landlord strikes up an unlikely friendship.
To make the screening of this landmark film even more special, we will be joined by two very special guests – Dave Turner who plays the co-lead role of TJ, the pub landlord, and Chris McGlade who plays the fiery pub regular Vic – who will take part in an interview and Q&A hosted by Charlotte Gray. Don’t miss out on this unique screening of a very special piece of cinematic history.
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Ebla Mari, Dave Turner, Debbie Honeywood, Joe Armstrong, Abigail Lawson, Laura Lee Daly
Additional screenings: Further (non-TVIFF) screenings of The Old Oak can be seen between Sat 28 Oct – Thu 2 Nov. Please click here to book for one of these additional dates.
Seating accessibility information
Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.
Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.
Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.
BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)
Very strong language, racism theme