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: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
The screenings at 7.30pm on Sat 11 Nov and 2pm on Thu 16 Nov will have descriptive subtitles. The screening at 2pm on Thu 16 Nov will be relaxed for people living with dementia.
The Miracle Club premiered at the Tribeca Festival in June 2023. Set in Ballygar, Ireland, 1967. A hard-knocks community in outer Dublin marches to its beat, rooted in traditions of loyalty, faith, and togetherness. There’s just one tantalising dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom and escape the gauntlet of domestic life: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. And with a little benevolent interference from their cheeky and rebellious priest, close friends Lily, Eileen, Dolly and Sheila are the ‘lucky’ few to win this ticket of a lifetime at their riotous local raffle night.
‘Maggie Smith brings gritty severity to Lourdes pilgrimage comedy’ Financial Times
Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Cast: Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Laura Linney
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].
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, and sound levels will be lower. (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.)
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.
BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)
There is infrequent implied strong language (‘feckers’), as well as milder terms such as ‘shagging’, ‘bloody’, ‘arse’, ‘bollocks’, ‘hell’, ‘Christ’, ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’. A woman uses the term ‘cripple’ about a man in a wheelchair; there is no discriminatory intent in the comment, and the term occurs as part of historical vocabulary relating to disability.
There are examples of sexist attitudes prevailing at the time in which the drama is set, such as a husband telling his wife that he forbids her to go on a trip and leave him to cook and clean for the rest of the family, because that is her job.
There are references to a person’s suicide by drowning.
A toddler leave a trail of poo on a floor after his father does an incompetent job of putting a nappy on him.
A woman believes she is responsible for her young son’s apparent inability to speak because she attempted to induce a miscarriage when she was pregnant with him. Another woman tells her she should not feel guilty because the technique she used would never have been effective, and talks about her own experience of being driven to seek an abortion. There are also mild upsetting scenes centred on bereavement and illness, including cancer.
Alcohol and tobacco
Adult characters smoke and drink alcohol.