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.
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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.
Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
Eleven-year-old Margaret moves to a new town and starts to contemplate everything about life, friendship and adolescence. She relies on her mother, Barbara, who offers loving support, and her grandmother, Sylvia, who’s coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. Questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to life soon brings them closer together than ever before.
The screening on Thu 15 June will have descriptive subtitles.
Kelly Fremon Craig
Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Elle Graham, Isol Young, Benny Safdie
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
Use of very mild bad language occurs (‘Jesus’, ‘God’, ‘damn’, ‘hell’).
Adolescent girls frequently discuss kissing boys, getting periods and their desire for their breasts to grow. They sing a comic chant in the hope it will increase their bust sizes. In one scene, they giggle as they study an illustration of male genitals in a scientific anatomy book. They later look at a topless centrefold in a pornographic magazine but no nudity is visible. A 12 year old girl is gossiped about and rumoured to be promiscuous because she is more physically developed than her peers. The attitude towards the girl is condemned and characters’ later regret their behaviour towards her. A boy briefly mocks a girl because of her small breast size and characters kiss on the lips.
A woman becomes tearful as she describes her parents’ antisemitic attitude to her marrying a Jewish man and the disapproval of their interfaith relationship. There is a reference to them saying she will go to hell if the marriage goes ahead.
An older woman jokes about farting in her sleep.
A man accidentally cuts his finger on a lawn mower and there is very brief sight of blood in the aftermath. A girl has sore blisters on the back of heels after wearing shoes without socks.
Scenes include mild emotional upset from family disagreements about religion and faith as well as from the trials and tribulations of puberty and growing up.
Seating Accessibility Info
Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.
Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.
Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.
Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles
Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].