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
Song Kang-ho, Lee ‘IU’ Ji-eun, Gang Dong-Won, Bae Doona, Lee Joo-Young, Song Sae-byeok
On a rainy night in Busan, So-young (Lee ‘IU’ Ji-eun) leaves her baby Woo-sung outside a ‘baby box’, a safe place set up in Korean churches for new mothers to leave unwanted infants. Instead, he’s picked up by Sang-hyun (Parasite’s Song Kang-ho) who runs an unofficial adoption brokerage and plans to find him a new home. So-young tracks down both Sang-hyun and his business partner Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) and decides to join their pursuit (alongside a seven-year-old stowaway from a nearby orphanage), but as they search for Woo-sung’s new family, the unlikely group evolves into something of a family themselves – unaware they’re being tailed by two detectives (Bae Doona, Lee Joo-young) who are determined to stop them.
In Korean with English Subtitles.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), as well as milder terms such as ‘bitch’, ‘ass’, ‘shit’, ‘God’, ‘damn’ and ‘hell’.
There are undetailed references to a woman working as a sex worker. Milder sex references include a man being instructed to say that he has a low sperm count as he is prepared for an undercover role in a police investigation of baby trafficking.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A couple who are the prospective buyers of a kidnapped baby ask about its father, and when no information is forthcoming the husband says, “Don’t tell me it was rape or anything like that”. The treatment of the film’s theme of baby trafficking is understated and without strongly harrowing moments.
There are passing and undetailed references to abortion and an adopted child being abused.
There is mild violence as a man puts a choke-hold on another man who passes out.
There are murder references, including mild bloody images at the crime scene and sight of the victim’s body lying covered in a morgue.
There is brief mild threat.
Information about screenings with subtitles
Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include description about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.
Seating Accessibility Information
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.