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.
Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
The screening on Thu 25 Jan at 2 pm has descriptive subtitles and will be relaxed for people living with dementia.
Next goal wins follows the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0. With the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach hopes he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this humorous and heartfelt underdog story.
‘Michael Fassbender leads truth-based tale of a cranky coach brought in to train American Samoa squad’- Financial Times
★★★ The Guardian
Director- Taika Waititi
Cast- Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Lehi Falepapalangi, Semu Filipo, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, Will Arnett, and Elisabeth Moss
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].
BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)
A man has aggressive outbursts on the soccer pitch in various scenes. There is also slapstick violence when a mother occasionally strikes her son with a sandal.
There is infrequent use of strong language (‘f**k’), accompanied by other milder terms (‘bitch’, ‘shit’, ‘ass’, ‘asshole’, ‘piss’, ‘crap’, ‘bullshit’, ‘screw’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’, ‘God’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’).
A tattoo contains a shape suggestive of a penis. A man appears in a few scenes with several pairs of breasts that have been drawn onto his face and head.
Some scenes contain instances of transphobic behaviour, such as a man purposefully misgendering a trans woman during an argument leading to a physical altercation – for which he later apologises. Discussions about a trans woman’s identity are sometimes handled clumsily by certain characters, but the work as a whole clearly condemns discrimination of this kind.
An injured man briefly appears in the background of a scene with something protruding from his torso and blood on his clothes.
There are occasional references to bereavement, which sometimes result in emotional upset.
Alcohol and tobacco
An alcoholic is seen pouring small bottles into a plastic cup, even when driving.
Seating accessbility information
- Cinema seat size
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.ArmrestsSeats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.LegroomSeats 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.Further information
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.
- Cinema seat size
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.