2021 British Arrows Awards
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2021 British Arrows Awards

Time to put the kettle on! The British Arrows Awards online program has been extended through January 16! Start your year with a healthy dose of reflection, relaxation, and belly laughs. Tickets are on sale now for Walker members and the general public.

Not a Walker member? Join now to see the British Arrows for free.

Looking for belated holiday gifts? Send the Arrows!

The British Arrows, one of the Walker’s most popular programs, returns for in-person screenings in the Walker Cinema as well as online for those who wish to view from home. Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition in its 35th year, featuring a bold and eclectic mix of resonant drama, dazzling spectacle, and much-loved comedy from the creative, ever-evolving world of British advertising. From timely adverts advocating for social change to moments of much-needed comedic relief from directors including Spike Jonze and Taika Waititi, the British Arrows serves as an epic year-end time capsule. Total run time: 74 minutes.

In-person screenings through December 31
Online viewing available through January 9

Please see below for important COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking requirements related to the in-person portion of this event.

The British Arrows are back in the Walker Cinema and McGuire Theater! Screenings are available December 3–31 to enjoy in person. Attendance requirements related to COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking are available below.

Prefer to view at home? The same British Arrows program is available as an online viewing experience! For online audiences, once your purchase is complete, you can view the program as many times as you would like from December 3 through January 9 via the Content Page of your online account. (Limited to North America).

Tickets are now on sale for Walker members! General public ticket sales begin on Thursday, November 11 at 11 am (CST).

Tickets are $15 ($12 Walker members, students, and seniors) to view in person at the Walker or per household to view the program online (limited to North America). Prices includes all applicable fees. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Walker Art Center’s year-round programming and staff.

Buy a ticket to see the British Arrows and receive one free gallery admission ($15 value) good for use within next 6 months! Each ticket also includes 20% off your entire purchase of regularly priced merchandise at the Walker Shop.

Group Discounts (in-person screenings only): For 10 or more, tickets are $12 per person. Order online or call the box office at 612-375-7600 for details. (Group discount automatically applied at checkout.)

Gift the 2021 British Arrows Online program by purchasing an online gift ticket, available here.

Join as a new Walker member and receive two complimentary tickets to the British Arrows in person or one household ticket to view online. Your membership includes a year of free gallery admission, 20% off performance and film tickets, 10% savings on shopping and dining, and access to exclusive events all year long. Add a membership to your online cart or call 612-375-7655 to access these complimentary tickets.

Mask-wearing is required.

The Walker will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours).

The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test must be shown at time of entry and must match the ticket holder’s ID.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card, a physical negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card).

Please note: As of December 1, 2021, rapid at-home tests are no longer accepted, whether they are taken at home or on-site.

Unvaccinated children under age 12 may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

Refunds: Any ticket holder not meeting the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund or a ticket to view online.

To find out more about the Walker’s response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 guidelines page.

We will continue to share updates to the Walker’s response to COVID-19 as health guidelines evolve. If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email info@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600.

Open-captioned screenings
Saturday, December 11, 7 pm
Sunday, December 19, 1 pm
Thursday, December 23, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2 pm
Friday, December 31, 4 pm

ASL-interpreted and audio-described screenings
Thursday, December 16, 8 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2 pm

The online program will have closed captions and audio-description available.

The online program will have closed captions and audio-description available.

Sensory advisory: some ads have unexpected sounds or changes in pitch and tone, loud music, or flickering visual effects that may affect photosensitive viewers.

For more information about accessibility, or to request additional accommodations, call 612-375-7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

To help prepare for your screening or answer any questions that might come up, check out these frequently asked questions about how to access your content and stream at home.

Download this guide to the British Arrows Awards, featuring program history, questions to spark discussion, and a listing of the winning advertisements.

Enjoy behind-the-scenes videos featuring talks with award-winning UK advertising creative directors and the British Arrows co-chairs Clare Donald and Jani Guest.

The Walker’s presentation of the 2021 British Arrows Awards is sponsored by

  • Thomson Reuters

Media Partner