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.
Where the Stone Dropped is about the communities on South Gare, and was made in 2019 by Stockton based film production company iandgfilms, with extra work being done in 2020 to include the effects of lockdown. South Gare is a man-made peninsula, built in the nineteenth century to accommodate heavy industry. The industry is now gone, leaving a spectacular landscape extending four kilometres into the cold North Sea. Its history includes stories of shipwrecks, German spies and military exercises. Currently it is a haven for migratory birds, a must-visit location for kite-surfers and much more. Where the Stone Dropped includes interviews from people who use the Gare; fisherman, sailors, birdwatchers, scuba divers, windsurfers, photographers, those people who visit just to take in the incredible scenery; and offers a timely example for other areas all around the world which are moving on from heavy industry.
The screening of Where the Stone Dropped will be followed by a Q&A with the films director, Ian Paine and other special guests.