Arka, this year's free outdoor spectacular will bring Doncaster to life with flames, smoke and one dramatic performance. 


We've listed below many of the questions that we get asked. Have a read, and if your query isn't answered, please email us at hello@castindoncaster.com.


Visit our Access page for mobility questions.


Will I need my ticket?

No, you will not need to collect or show your ticket. 


What about the weather?

We will not abandon the event unless in cases of extreme bad weather such as high winds. Once underway a performance will continue even if it does begin to rain, and the company will make every effort to complete the performance.


How long does it last?

The performance starts at 8.30pm and should last 1 hour in total.


What’s the age suitability?

Arka is suitable for all ages. However, we would ask you to consider whether very small children will be comfortable with smoke, fire and pyrotechnics.


Are there flashing lights?

During the performance there may be moments of flashing lights, fire and use of theatrical haze.


What about those with access or additional needs?

There will be a viewing platform for wheelchair users and those people with mobility impairments on a first come first served basis. There will also be a ‘Safe Space’ open for those with additional needs, which is a sensory environment, with low sound and with low lighting levels.


Where can we park? Will any roads be closed?

Waterdale main road will be closed, but all other routes through the town should remain open as normal. We recommend parking in the Civic Quarter Car Park or Council House Car Park.


Is seating provided?

No there will be no seating. This is an outdoor performance and you may move with the action around Sir Nigel Gresley Square. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring umbrellas if necessary. Please do not bring chairs as they will impede the inevitable movement of audience members around the square and may cause a hazard.


Are there toilets?

Yes, Cast will be open as usual for use of its normal public facilities.


Are dogs allowed?

We regret that only Guide Dogs are allowed to attend the performances. Please be aware there may be effects, pyrotechnics and amplified music.


Will the café bar be open?

Our café bar will be open as normal before, during and after the show, serving a range of freshly prepared food and drinks.