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
This screening will be relaxed and designed for neurodiverse audiences.
A confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
‘Pixar’s fizzing journey through female adolescence’- The Guardian ★★★★
‘A charming coming-of-age story with lovely pops of imagination and a refreshing lack of queasiness when it comes to its themes of puberty and adolescent sexuality.’- The Independent ★★★
‘This is the first Disney cartoon to talk openly about periods. Parents who watch it with young children may do some turning red of their own, but it’s a startlingly brave approach’- BBC Culture
‘Pixar’s menstruation adventure is ingenious and deeply lovely’- The Times.
Director- Domee Shi
Cast- Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Sandra Oh, Rosalie Chaing, Jordan Fisher, Anne Marie
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.
BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)
There is very mild comic violence when a teenager gets her friend to punch her in order to test her restraint.
Threat and horror
There is a scene in which a teenager, who has turned into a panda, pounces on a schoolboy in a threatening manner. There is also mild threat when a character has a frightening dream which includes a merman struggling to breathe on land, the laughing faces of school bullies, and the floating heads of two red-eyed pandas. Later, teenagers at a concert run away screaming from a gigantic panda. Scenes of bullying are very mild and brief.
The film features mild bad language (‘crap’) and very mild terms (‘jerkwad’, ‘butt’ and ‘booty’).
A teenager draws sketches of herself with a boy she has a crush on, including the sight of him shirtless with a mermaid’s tail. Though the girl describes the drawings as ‘sexy’, the images are comic with no sexual detail. After the teen’s drawings are seen by her peers, one boy accuses her of being a ‘perv’. A teenager’s mother describes a boy band as ‘filth’, and there is a reference to their songs being ‘stripper music’.
A mother accuses a teenage shop worker of ‘doing drugs all day’; but does not go into detail.
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.
Relaxed screenings for autistic people, learning disabled people, and/or those with access requirements
The screening will have some adjustments to make it more comfortable for audiences who may be autistic, learning disabled and/or those with access requirements. Anyone is welcome to attend, so long as you are respectful towards audiences with a range of access requirements, including people who may need to make a bit of noise or movement during a film.
During this relaxed screening:
- There will be no ads or trailers
- The lighting will be turned up a bit
- The sound will be turned down a bit
- There is a chill-out space available if you need to take a break
- You are able to make noise or movement during the screening if you need to
- The screening will not be full of people – there will be plenty of space in the cinema
- There will be friendly staff or volunteers on hand to help with anything you might need
- The film will be screened with captioned subtitles