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.
Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kaur, Mark Strong
Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia’s adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.
Screening on Thu 23 Feb 2pm has Descriptive subtitles and is relaxed for people living with dementia.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
Sexual violence and sexual threat
A woman faces allegations of historical impropriety in the use of her influence to promise career advancement to young women in return for sexual favours, which she practices on her latest target. The references to such sexual abuse, including in manipulated footage which gives the impression of her alleged predatory nature, are undetailed.
There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), as well as milder terms such as ‘bitch’, ‘asshole’, ‘ass’, ‘shit’, ‘ballbreaker’, ‘God’, ‘Jesus’ and ‘hell’. Moderate sex references include comments about masturbation, ‘cilmaxing’ and porn stars, but without graphic detail. A character enters an establishment which is implied to be a brothel. There is occasional brief violence and threat. A character’s face bears injuries after a fall. A character’s speech is manipulated to make her use of terms such as ‘negro’ and ‘Jews’ appear to be racist. There are undetailed references to a person’s suicide. There are references to a young girl being bullied at school. There are upsetting scenes, including one in which a disabled woman who has fallen from a portable toilet struggles on the floor where she has soiled herself. There is brief natural nudity.
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].