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.
‘This is Going to Hurt’ is an exhibition by Abigail Hobson-Pratt which explores the long-term effects of having disordered eating.
“I use embroidery to express the internal factors such as thoughts, feelings and compulsions as well as external factors from society and others which have a lasting effect on those with eating disorders. Covid-19 has been reported to increase eating disorder risk and potential relapse. This is due to many reasons, such as loss of daily routines and constraints on outdoor activities, as well as decreased protective factors such as social support and reluctance to seek medical support.
The embroidery collection aims to urge those who notice symptoms, to seek early intervention. Early intervention can prevent symptoms worsening and increase chances of full recovery and, furthermore, Charities such as ‘Beat’ (Beat eating disorders) have many helpful resources online including support groups and a helpline for those struggling or wanting more information.”