Every word counts

About Stagetext

Stagetext is a registered charity which provides captioning and live subtitling services to theatres and other arts venues to make their activities accessible to people who are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

It was established in May 2000 by Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams and Geoff Brown, each of whom had varying types of deafness and a determination to improve access to the performing arts for all deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Stagetext is a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council England.


Find out more from about our work and our history:


Stagetext film

Our film, Getting More Theatre For Your Bucks, features deaf, deafened and hard of hearing theatregoers talking about their experience of captioning and what it means to them.



Stagetext has produced a number of other short films about its work and these can be found here or on our YouTube Channel.

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