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: Pay What You Decide
Duration: 1hr (approx)
Seating: Unreserved seated
Your Best Guess is about the plans we make for the things that don’t happen. The birthday cake for someone who never turns up. The champions shirts for the team that lost. The wedding clothes that stay in the box. It’s stories and songs about all these and more. Because we all do it, from lovers to governments, from musicians to town planners to the kid who’d rather be anywhere but here. It’s what life is really. Making the best plans you can. Making the best guess at what is going to happen and making the objects that will help you through it.
This is a show about what happens to those objects when the future we expected doesn’t happen. It’s intimate, funny, sad and real.
Spend an evening with two old friends, talking about family, interspersed with stories of dead rock stars, abandoned projects, space missions, and maybe a song.
This performance will be BSL interpreted
A co-production of Porto City Hall Council for Culture, Culturgest and mala voadora, with support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and funding from DGARTES.
Written by Chris Thorpe (previous ARC performances include Am I Dead Yet with Unlimited Theatre and I Wish I Was Lonely with Hannah Jane Walker)
Directed by Jorge Andrade
Performed by Chris Thorpe and Jorge Andrade
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that 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. Click here to find out more.
Need somewhere to dine before the show?
We know that when you’re trying to make it on time to see a show in the evening life doesn’t just stop – you still need to eat! Thankfully our No 60 cafe bar has a great selection of meals, with something to suit every appetite. From sandwiches and paninis with a range of fresh fillings, to our hearty speciality burgers. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit different there’s always our bistro menu which offers a new selection of flavours and exciting seasonal dishes every month.
You can reserve a table by contacting the No 60 team via [email protected] now.