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.
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…. Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster. The stars. The sunset. The morning sky. Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky–guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey to close doors is about to begin.
In Japanese with English Subtitles.
The screening on Thu 11 May at 2pm is relaxed for people living with dementia.
Nanoka Hara, Hokuto Matsumura, Kana Hanazawa, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Eri Fukatsu
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
Threat and horror
The teenager and her companion race against time to prevent natural disasters, by battling with fantastical columns of energy. At one point, the fate of Tokyo hangs in the balance, but each disaster is averted. There are regular scenes in which small earthquakes strike, but never causing damage or injury.
There is infrequent use of mild bad language (‘crap’, ‘piss’), as well as other terms such as ‘damn’, ‘hell’ and ‘OMG’.
A scene takes place in a Japanese hostess bar, but this is portrayed discreetly. There is a reference to a man being a ‘playboy’, as well as other infrequent moments of rude humour and innuendo.
There are infrequent bloody images indicative of minor injuries which are not shown on screen.
Alcohol and tobacco
An adult character smokes cigarettes.
A teenager’s grief for her mother, who died in a tsunami when she was a little girl, is a theme of the film. There are upsetting scenes when she recalls the day of the disaster – including scenes in which the little girl weepingly searches for her mother – but there is no visual depiction of the tsunami on screen.
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 subtitles
Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include description about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.
Information about relaxed screenings for people living with Dementia
Every Thursday at 2pm we have relaxed screenings for people living with Dementia. During these screenings, the lights will remain at a higher level throughout the screening, sound levels will be lower, and there will be a Dementia Friends trained volunteer present throughout the screening. (As they are new releases we’d recommend checking the BBFC information about the films’ ratings, which is available on the film listings on our website.