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.
Lyubov Aksyonova, Aleksandr Gudkov, Fedor Fedotov, Pyotr Ivashchenko, Elena Shulman
Original title: Shchelkunchik i volshebnaya fleyta
Follow Marie, as she makes a wish and becomes the same size as her toy nutcracker, who is really a prince under a spell, and they must travel to the magical Land of Flowers to save the world from the rat people.
In English and Russian with English subtitles.
These screenings are Relaxed for people living with autism.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
threat and horror
A sinister loan shark threatens the teenage heroine with destitution and homelessness unless she agrees to marry him. Toy-sized characters are attacked by a mildly scary rat with red eyes, but they band together to fight it off. After falling into a river, a person is found unconscious and assumed to be dead, but he wakes up soon afterwards. There is also a comic scene in which a chef chases an ostrich around a kitchen while attempting to cut off its head with a cleaver.
While bending over to climb into a low tunnel, a man tells a giggling female character, “There’s no need to stare. Yes, I know it’s nice”.
Scenes of very mild fantasy violence are broken up by slapstick comedy and devoid of injury detail. One character kicks another in the head in slow motion, and in another scene the heroes are attacked by glowing green ghosts who hurl spears at them, but when a spear strikes a man through the chest it is discovered that ghostly weapons cannot injure the living. There is also infrequent use of very mild bad language (e.g. ‘moron’).
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.