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Seating: Unallocated - Theatre Style

Screenings of this film at 10.15am on Saturday 20 and Saturday 27 January will be relaxed and designed with autistic people in mind, but everyone is welcome. The screening on Fri 19 Jan at 7.30pm will have descriptive subtitles.

£1.50 screening Fri 19 Jan at 7.30pm. 

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jewel in the Roald Dahl crown and one of the bestselling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chockfull of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time-proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

‘Timothée Chalamet delights in fizzing Chocolate Factory prequel’- The Guardian ★★★★

‘it’s the holidays, and audiences will likely lap up this origin story dished out by Paul King’- ABC News

Director– Paul King

Cast– Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas, Olivia Coleman

All tickets for the screening of Wonka at 7.30pm on Fri 19 Jan will be just £1.50 per person (including booking fee).

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

    Seat size

    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.

    Further information

    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 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.
  • BBFC rating (which may contain spoilers)


    A police officer ‘roughs up’ a man by dunking his head repeatedly in freezing water during a scene of mild comic violence. A little girl is casually kicked by her cruel guardian, but the blow does not appear to hurt her. Other scenes contain very mild slapstick violence such as comic knockout blows.

    Threat and horror

    Two people are forced at gunpoint into a vault which then rapidly fills with liquid chocolate, threatening to drown them; they remain calm, however, and do not come to harm. In a short scene, disgruntled shop customers start a riot, smashing up the shop and setting it on fire, but again no one is hurt.


    There is an implied, partial use of the term ‘arse’. Very mild bad language includes ‘damn’, ‘gosh’, ‘blasted’ and ‘jeez’.


    There are very mild comic sex references, such as when one man suggests to another that he could make his love interest ‘sigh’ by showing her ‘some thigh’.


    Jokes are made about the weight of a character played by an actor wearing a fat-suit.

    Rude humour

    There is very mild toilet humour, including brief fart jokes and references to diarrhoea.


    There are infrequent very mild upsetting scenes, including ones related to past bereavement.