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.
These relaxed screenings are designed to be a more enjoyable experience for learning-disabled people, people with autism and people with sensory or neurological conditions.
The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.
Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Alexander, Simone Ashley, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem
Family screenings at ARC are supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
There is a brief scuffle between two women when one tries to grab a necklace from another’s neck.
Threat and horror
A sea witch transforms into a large figure that attacks a mermaid and a man with her large tentacles. The scene is a little scary and intense, but it’s not too long and ends reassuringly. A shark attacks a mermaid. Other scenes of threat include those in which sailors are threatened at sea and also a very brief ‘jump scare’ when a mermaid enters a sea witch’s lair.
There are references to kissing and romance.
A man is seen with a small cut on his forehead after surviving a storm at sea. There is a very brief glimpse of blood when a mermaid’s tail is pierced with a trident.
Alcohol and tobacco
Sailors are seen drinking while partying on their ship.
Information about relaxed performances and 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.
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.