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
This screening will be relaxed and designed with autistic people in mind, but everyone is welcome.
An animated buddy movie following the misadventures of two unlikely friends – a puppet and an abandoned stuffed animal toy – as they cross paths in Central Park and pair up for an epic adventure in New York City.
‘similarly based on the idea of toys coming to life – this time, old-fashioned marionettes in a puppet theatre’- The Guardian
Make every Saturday a family Film Club Day.
Come to ARC and take part in our exciting new Film Club. With your family, you can enjoy a fabulous introduction to the wonderful world of cinema.
Join us for our weekly screenings of films chosen for our family audiences. Then take part in craft-related play activities designed by the amazing Kitchen Zoo. Known for their joyful, energetic theatre for young audiences and families, and now for fun film-related activities for Film Club audiences at ARC.
Film Club is a nurturing and creative environment for families to make memories together. We are respectful that our young audiences engage and express themselves in activities in different ways, therefore, Film Club is a welcoming space, with films screened on a relaxed basis.
We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our weekly Film Club events, as part of this exciting new programme. So, bring your family along and join in the fun.
Suitable for all ages.
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 relaxed performances & screenings
We offer a number of daytime family theatre performances and cinema screenings designed to make trips to ARC a more relaxed experience for learning disabled people, people with autism and people with sensory or neurological conditions
Relaxed performances have a number of distinguishing features:
- Lower volume levels
- No foyer music
- Consistent lighting with auditorium lights on throughout
- There is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around the auditorium
- You can reserve extra seats if you need space to be comfortable
- If you prefer not to queue please let us know when booking
- We can provide a chill out space should you need a break.
BBFC rating (may contain spoilers)
Villainous characters are struck in the face by punches and flying kicks in a stylised fight scene. A character is menaced by an imaginary giant octopus and slashes off one of its tentacles with his sword, which produces and unrealistic-looking purple blood spurt.
Threat and horror
In a character’s imagination he sees himself as an heroic knight caught up in danger involving fantastical creatures, such as fire-breathing dragons, being swallowed by a whale, pursued by giants, and repelling arrows, rocks and balls of fire shot from catapults. Although the threat is often of a comic nature and there are reassuring outcomes, some of these scenes are prolonged and have an intensity which might disturb very young children.
There is very mild bad language (‘butt’, ‘God’; ‘jeez’, ‘heck’).
Very mild rude humour includes fart jokes.