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.
Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle
Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Featuring catchy musical numbers, exotic performers and daring acrobatic feats, Barnum’s mesmerizing spectacle soon takes the world by storm to become the greatest show on Earth.
This is a dementia supportive screening in association with Teesside Dementia Link Services.
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.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
Scenes of mild threat include people running out of a burning building. A man runs back into the building to rescue someone. He escapes with mild injuries just as it collapses, having saved the person’s life.
Scenes of violence include bar brawls and punches being exchanged.
There is use of the derogatory term ‘spook’. There is also very mild bad language (‘Oh my God’, ‘prig’, ‘flopdoodle’) and a character referring to herself as being born ‘out of wedlock’.
There are scenes of alcohol consumption by adults.
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.