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ARC is a venue in the centre of Stockton on Tees offering a full programme of professional, high quality cultural entertainment including music, comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, film and work for families.

The venue is also a hub of creative activity for people to take part in, and provides support and development opportunities for professional performance artists. ARC works with an increasing range of partners across the Tees Valley, north east region and beyond to offer the very best cultural activity for Stockton.

ARC’s flexible spaces are frequently hired for meetings and conferences as well as local performances.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £304,031
  • 2013-2014: £311,328
  • 2014-2015: £319,422

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Backbone trailer: Margaret's Anatomy Trilogy

Would-Be Nuns and Cowboys present the 2nd film of their Margaret's Anatomy Trilogy. (c) Jonny at Hype Films

Youth Dance Company Christmas 2013 at ARC

Youth Dance Company at ARC perform a Dance in the foyers in December 2013. A performance complete with Christmas jumpers!

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Interview with Nathan from Tangled Feet

ARC interviews Nathan from physical Theatre Company, Tangled Feet, to find out more about their show, Care, ahead of it's premier at ARC.

Tangled Feet at ARC

Theatre Company Tangled Feet work on their latest show Care which focuses on the NHS in ARC's theatre.

Cultural Volunteer at ARC

ARC is looking for Cultural Volunteers to assist participants of it's Silver Programme to engage with regular activity. For more information contact or visit ARC's website

Bring The Happy Stockton

Leeds artists Invisible Flock occupy a shop on Stockton High Street to gather memories from passers by. Some of these will contribute to their live show, Bring The Happy at ARC on Fri 1 & Sat 2 Nov. Music: April by Hope & Social. The band will be performing at the live shows at ARC.

Weather To Fly Trailer ARC

OddManOut present Weather To Fly

Black Coffee Theatre Voice Workshop

Marie Crocker from Black Coffee Theatre puts actor Robert through his voice-work paces in preparation for their voice workshop at ARC.

Black Coffee Theatre on Found

Luke Adamson of Black Coffee Theatre talks through their show, "Found", which is part of ARC's September 2013 programme of Drama


Urban Kaos Junior Dance Camp 2013

Story Hunt trailer

Daniel Bye takes Stockton on a journey through its own history on Wed 26 Jun to relive tales long forgotten in a part walking tour part treasure hunt. Tickets available at

Univited Guests and Fuel present Make Better Please at ARC

Uninvited Guests are in town. They call on the people to gather with them, to read the day's newspapers together, to speak and to listen.

The Enormous Turnip in Stockton

Mr and Mrs Chickweek embark on a turnip tour of Stockton town centre whilst visiting ARC for Easter show, The Enormous Turnip!

Bring The Happy by Invisible Flock

Bring The Happy is an ongoing project about happiness, an attempt to map moments and memories of happiness in Stockton on Tees and across the country.

Books of Beasts in the Nightimes by Invisible Flock

A scary adventure, with hidden worlds and strange beasts coming to ARC this summer.

Ballroom and Latin at ARC

Learn ballroom and Latin dances including the waltz, quick step, foxtrot, square tango, cha cha cha, rumba with tutor Christine Patton at ARC.

New Playwright's Laboratory

Explore the skills and techniques of playwriting at an advanced level in this 15-week lab which consists of inspirational writing workshop sessions alternating with close practical examination.

ARC Film Makers

Explore sound production, script writing, and film lighting and by bringing bags of imagination to share your skills, learn new techniques and create films for screening.

Editor by Claire Murphy Morgan

A woman has her personal journal containing the most intimate reflections on the last 3 years of her life stolen from her car. As ARC is transformed into a landfill site, and as the woman searches amongst wheelie bins and bin liners for her discarded words, Editor forces us to re-consider life events, what it is that we value and why, what we believe to be truth, and what we find when we lose.. Coming to ARC on Wed 6 Mar.

So & So Circus Theatre in Stockton_2

So & So Circus Theatre entertain market visitors in the wind and the rain on Stockton High Street in preparation for their show at ARC, Backgammon for Beginners.

So & So Circus Theatre in Stockton_1

So & So Circus Theatre entertain market visitors in the wind and the rain on Stockton High Street in preparation for their show at ARC, Backgammon for Beginners.

The Enormous Turnip - by Stuff and Nonsense

Mr and Mrs Chickweed tiny seed turns into a giant Turnip which threatens their house and is going to taking some wrenching! ARC's children's Easter Show, The Enormous Turnip lands on Mon 25 Mar and runs until Sat 6 Apr.

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Contact details

Dovecot Street
TS18 1LL

54.56414, -1.31485

  • 54.56414 -1.31485

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