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.
All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
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.
Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Micheal Ward
Hilary (Olivia Colman) is a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward) is a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.
Screening on Wed 15 Feb at 7.30pm will have descriptive subtitles. The Thu 16 Feb screening at 2pm is subtitled and relaxed for people living with dementia.
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.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
A Black man is subjected to verbal racist abuse, including uses of terms such as ‘wog’ and ‘coon’, as well as other implied forms of discrimination. He talks about previous experiences of racism and growing racial tensions across British society. In one scene, members of the National Front storm the cinema at which the man works, shout racist invective and attack staff, directing most of their violence at him as he is kicked and punched repeatedly, without strong detail, and suffers bruises and bloody injury to his face.
There is strong language (‘f**k’), as well as milder terms such as ‘wank’, ‘bugger’, ‘bastard’, ‘dickhead’, ‘dick’, ‘bloody’, ‘piss’, ‘shit’, ‘arse’, ‘tosser’, ‘God’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’ and ‘hell’.
There are several scenes of sexual activity featuring thrusting and riding, but without graphic detail or nudity. There are also verbal references to oral sex and masturbation
A character who has spent time in a mental health facility stops using her medication, which leads to a return of erratic behaviour and angry outbursts that leave her in a distressed state. There is brief natural male buttock nudity.
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].