Every word counts


Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and give people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing access to live performance. The actors’ words appear on an LED caption unit (or units), placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung.
Unlike opera surtitles for hearing audiences, captions include additional information such as speaker names, sound effects and offstage noises.
Find out more about the productions, our work with theatres, our users, and the captioners:
Upcoming productions   Captioning at your venue   Set up in-house captioning
Our captioning equipment   Our captioners and their work   Hear from our users
    Creative Captioning    


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