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.
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2022 marked the hundred-year anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s first feature. A century on, Hitchcock remains one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. But how does his vast body of work and legacy hold up in today’s society?
BBFC Ratings Info (May contain spoilers)
There are clips of moderate and often bloody violence, including chokings, shootings and stabbings, taken from Hitchcock films, including PSYCHO.
Threat and horror
Scenes of moderate threat see characters from films dangling from tall buildings, frequent knife and gun threat, and a woman being tied up and gagged by a villainous man. Characters flee terrified from killer birds.
References are made to a film director’s aim to keep viewers in a state of ‘chaste arousal’ and there is a montage of kissing and mild sex scenes from films.
A film character is described as being ‘troubled’ due to being ‘mixed race’ and a ‘transvestite’.
Sexual violence and sexual threat
In a clip from a film, a woman is implied to be being raped with the act being masked by a curtain and there are references to sexual assault and threat in other Hitchcock films.
A man jumps from a tall building and there are brief verbal references made to suicide plotlines within films
Violent events from films are accompanied by bloodshed and strong aftermath injury detail, such as gory wounds to the eyes of a dead man who has been attacked by birds in the film THE BIRDS.
There is a brief scene taken from a historical Holocaust documentary showing disturbing sight of a real mass grave in a concentration camp as well as verbal references to Nazi atrocities.
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.