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: £30 +£2 booking fee
Seating: Reserved seated
Following Wilko’s cancer recovery, the original Dr Feelgood guitarist has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena recently, including a Number 1 album with Roger Daltrey and playing a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday.
Heavily influenced by Mick Green, Wilko employs a finger-style, chop-chord strumming action (the ‘stab’, as he describes it). This allows for chords and lead to be played at the same time, giving a fluency and a distinctive sound very unlike the cleaner swat of a pick.
With this economical sound, coupled with that black-suited scowling look and the yards he covered across the stage (pausing only to twist the guitar lead out from under his feet), it’s no wonder that Wilko became one of the major guitar heroes from his era
Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 80′s he eventually formed The Wilko Johnson Band with ex-Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy on bass. Also featuring Dylan Howe on drums, the trio have become one of the most exciting r’n’b bands in the world today.
With very special guest Glenn Tilbrook
As one of our most cherished songwriters, singers and guitarists – not to mention an in-demand and endlessly endearing live performer – Glenn Tilbrook has more than earned his place at pop’s top table. Forty-five years after he first linked up with Chris Difford to form the band that became the evergreen much-loved Squeeze, his unwavering devotion to playing live, (and the out-and-out joy that he patently derives from it) shows no signs of diminishing any time soon
Please note: This performance will take place at Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm