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 Wed 14 Feb at 7.30pm will have descriptive subtitles.
Teenage Priscilla Beaulieu receives an invitation to a party with Elvis Presley. Already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar at this time, Elvis becomes someone entirely unexpected in their private moments together: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a gentle best friend.
Through Priscilla’s eyes, Coppola presents the unseen story of their long courtship and turbulent marriage: a great American myth spanning decades and oceans, from the army base where they met to his dream-world estate at Graceland.
‘few directors as gifted as Sofia Coppola when it comes to capturing that very specific view of a world glimpsed through the bars of a gilded cage.’ – The Guardian ★★★★
‘while Elvis may indeed have been the King, his court – on the evidence here – was a very dreary place indeed.’- The Independent ★★★
‘The film puts viewers in that girl’s shoes.’- The New York Times
Director- Sofia Coppola
Cast- Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi
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 portrays controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour towards his partner. There are moments in which he loses his temper and scares or briefly hurts her.
There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’) and milder terms including ‘ass’, ‘God’, ‘damn’, and ‘hell’.
There are occasional verbal and visual sex references, including a sequence in which a man takes pictures of his partner while she poses in lingerie. A girl attempts to instigate sex with an adult man, but he stops her. There are references to a man having affairs.
Occasional sexist behaviour reflects expectations of gender roles during the period in which the film is set.
A couple take LSD, and there are multiple scenes of prescription pill misuse. An adult also supplies pills to a girl, resulting in her being unconscious for an extended period and developing her own relationship with drug misuse.
Sexual violence and sexual threat
An adult man instigates a relationship with a girl, using his wealth and influence to have her live with him while she is in her mid-late teens. He does not clearly begin a sexual relationship with her while she is underage, but sleeps in the same bed as her and exhibits controlling behaviour around how she dresses and looks. In one scene, he assaults her in a fit of jealousy, but she pushes him off and leaves.
A brief joke is made about accidentally shooting oneself in the penis.
The film charts a young girl’s coming of age while in a relationship with an influential figure. There are upsetting and potentially distressing scenes as she struggles with aspects of her life and relationship.
Alcohol and tobacco
There are scenes in which people drink alcohol and smoke.