ARC is an organisation working from its venue to enhance the wellbeing of the whole community of Stockton and the Tees Valley, through arts-based education and entertainment, through creating opportunities to experience and participate in the arts, and through partnership with other organisations.
Activities at ARC.
ARC’s live performance programme includes music (indie, world, folk, blues, jazz, classical); comedy (both solo stand-up shows and a regular fornightly comedy club); drama; contemporary dance; spoken word; light entertainment and family shows.
ARC’s cinema screens films Tues – Sat, with a special student discount on Tuesdays (£4.00) and a Silver Screen on a Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm (£3.50). ARC is also part of Meerkat Movies, offering Compare the Market customers 2-4-1 tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday screenings. The programme includes a mix of mainstream releases, arthouse and world cinema. ARC also offers subtitled screening for hard of hearing customers. Please see ARC's website for full listings and details.
ARC runs courses and classes for children, young people and adults. We also have a special programme of daytime ‘silver’ activities aimed at older people, and our youth programme includes theatre and dance.
ARC’s ARTSPACE and Ground Floor Gallery show work by local and regional artists covering a broad range of media and style.
ARC in the community:
ARC delivers arts projects in conjunction with many different community and support groups in Stockton and across the Tees Valley. This includes working in fields such as education, mental health, housing , refugee and asylum seekers support and drug/alcohol rehabilitation.
ARC welcomed 105550 visitors in 2012, attending live performances, screenings and classes as well as meetings, conferences, training sessions or just making use of the fabulous bar and catering facilities. ARC operates a free postal mailing list as well as emailing list, and you can also find ARC online at www.arconline.co.uk and on Facebook.