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.
The screening on Wed 3 Jan at 7.30 pm and Thu 4 Jan at 2 pm will have descriptive subtitles. The screening on Thu 4 Jan at 2 pm will be relaxed for people living with dementia.
£1.50 screening Thu 4 Jan at 7.30pm.
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro, at its core, is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
“Bradley Cooper is masterful as the composer Leonard Bernstein” ★★★★★ The Times
“A film whose every frame is crammed with sumptuous craft” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
“A heartfelt work of astonishing beauty” ★★★★★ Radio Times
“The rousing, complex and heartbreaking rhapsody its subject deserves” ★★★★★ Financial Times
Check out this interview with stars Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan talking all things Maestro
Director- Bradley Cooper
Cast- Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan
All tickets for the screening of Maestro at 7.30pm on Thu 4 Jan will be just £1.50 per person (including booking fee).
What is a dementia supportive screening
Dementia-supportive screenings in association with Teesside Dementia Link Services are designed to make the experience of attending certain screenings at ARC easier for people living with dementia.TDLS staff members will be in attendance at these screenings to support those living with dementia with ticket purchases, finding their way to their seats, and providing a welcoming environment. If you would like to attend the screenings and require an essential companion such as a support worker to attend with you, you can also take advantage of our companion ticket scheme – providing your essential companion with a free ticket to attend the screening with you. These screenings will run without reduced sound levels, and the cinema lighting will go to full dark during the film. If screenings with reduced sound and higher light levels would better meet your access requirements please see ARC’s relaxed screenings for those living with dementia on Thursday afternoons.
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 can watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].
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 rating information (may contain spoilers)
A man reveals he harboured childhood fantasies of killing his father who he deemed to be cruel.
Occasional strong language (‘f**k’) occurs, as well as milder terms such as ‘ass’, ‘shit’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’, ‘God’ and ‘hell’.
Undetailed mild sex references occur, including those which discuss intercourse and adulterous behaviour. There is also an implied post-coital scene.
Infrequent use of homophobic language occurs (‘queen’). A Jewish man makes a brief comment about being prohibited from living in a city due to its antisemitic laws.
There is a scene of drug misuse in which characters snort lines of powder at a party.
A character is given a cancer diagnosis and is shown becoming increasingly unwell. Undetailed references are made to a character’s struggle with mental health and depression. Bereaved characters mourn the death of a loved one.