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: Unallocated - Theatre Style
It’s time to celebrate at our December Social – and this one promises double the impact…
Introducing the BCAN x TVNC 2023 Social!
For the first time ever, the Black Creatives and Arts Network and Tees Valley New Creatives are coming together for a joint end of year celebration!
When: Thursday 7 December 2023 at 7pm – 9pm
Where: Studio Theatre, ARC Stockton (Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL)
We’ll be joined by Shahda Khan (Project Director, Borderlands) as well as Niccy Hallifax (Festival Director, S&DR200 Bicentenary), for a friendly, relaxed and FREE evening of networking with BCAN and TVNC members from a range of creative fields.
This is a great opportunity for members of both networks to connect with each other and meet special guests from the creative industries. You’ll have the chance to make new friends and industry contacts, promote your skills, get on employers’ radars, explore collaboration possibilities, discover new career opportunities and support each other.
Enjoy a free drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) when you arrive in the Studio Theatre, plus free Domino’s pizza (inc. vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options) as the evening unfolds. A paid bar will also be available if you’d like to buy drinks throughout the event.
Both BCAN and TVNC members are a friendly bunch, so please don’t be intimidated if networking is new to you. You won’t be the only one! Lots of members come alone – but they always leave with new friends and contacts. We’ll also give you a big welcome when you arrive and help you get to know everyone!
- 7pm (Studio Theatre at ARC): The BCAN x TVNC 2023 Social starts with talks by our special guests from the creative industries, (plus a free drink on arrival).
- 7.30pm: Enjoy free Domino’s pizza and the chance to connect with other creatives.
- 8pm (Studio Theatre and Gallery): Get involved in activities of your choice – from paint and sip, games and mini-tours of ARC, to chilling and chatting with each other and our special guests, sharing opportunities and exploring collaboration possibilities.
- 9pm: Event ends
Tickets are free, so get booking!
About the Black Creatives and Arts Network (BCAN)
Black Creatives and Arts Network (BCAN) is a community for black creatives to network and connect in Tees Valley and beyond. This includes musicians, writers, poets, visual artists, designers, content creators, filmmakers, producers, food, fashion and more. Web: www.blackcreativesandartsnetwork.com / LinkedIn: black-creatives-arts-network / Facebook: blackcreativesandartsnetwork
About Tees Valley New Creatives (TVNC)
Tees Valley New Creatives (TVNC) is a ground-breaking, highly connected and industry recognised network of career launching support; helping newly trained professionals expand their potential, secure work, and unlock new opportunities in their creative field.
Membership is open to professionals aged 18+ who have completed training in any creative specialism since 2020, trained or live in the Tees Valley, and are no longer in full-time education. Web: www.teesvalleynewcreatives.org.uk / Instagram: @tvnc_arc / LinkedIn: TVNC-ARC / Facebook: @tvncnetwork