Pay What You Decide Info
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: Unallocated - Theatre Style
Romantic fantasy adventure. Tristan crosses a wall to a magical kingdom to find a star for Victoria and has a life-changing adventure.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Charlie Cox, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jason Flemyng, Ricky Gervais, Peter O’Toole, Rupert Everett
Content Notes: Stardust contains moderate fantasy violence and scary moments.
The screening is in collaboration with Beacon Films and will have some adjustments to make it more comfortable for audiences who may be autistic, have learning disabilities and/or access requirements. Anyone is welcome to attend, so long as you are respectful towards audiences with a range of access requirements, including people who may need to make a bit of noise or movement during a film.
During this Relaxed Screening:
- There will be no ads or trailers
- There is a chill-out space available if you need to take a break
- You are able to make noise or movement during the screening if you need to
- The screening will not be full of people – there will be plenty of space in the cinema
- There will be friendly staff or volunteers on hand to help with anything you might need
- The film will be screened with descriptive subtitles
- The screening is Pay What You Decide and Carers and personal assistants get a free ticket
Please note that for this screening:
- The lighting will be turned down
- The sound will be at the level of a regular screening
- Due to sensory sensitivities of some of our guests we do not recommend the screenings for children under the age of 2 years old
Doors to the screening will open at 9.40am, the film will start at 10am.
You can watch our cinema walkthrough video below if you would find it helpful before you visit.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
There are fight scenes between the good and evil characters. Most of these consist of sword to sword duelling, some of which result in death. The fatalities are brief and bloodless and the impacts between weapon and body are hidden by clothing or furniture. The fantastical theme prevents the violence from being too graphic or realistic.
In some scenes the main heroes are threatened by bad witches or evil princes. These scenes are fantastical, brief and quickly resolved.
There is one use of mild bad language (‘bloody’) and there are some mild sex references including a rejuvenated witch admiring her own off-screen bottom in a mirror and a joke from a jovial pirate about ‘not wearing a wench out’.
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.
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].