‘Captions Speak Louder’ Exhibition at The Barbican

Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning and the history of Stagetext over the last 21 years.

Artist's impression of future Stagetext exhibition

This exhibition is now finished at The Barbican but will be going on tour later in the year, details will be available soon.

We’re celebrated our 21st anniversary during 2021 and launched a new free exhibition that explores the history of captioning through the stories of those who made it happen and the people whose lives were changed as a result.

Based on an archive of our history, it details how we have evolved as a charity over the last two decades, and how captions and subtitles have made theatres, galleries, and museums a much more welcoming place for deaf audiences.

We were very excited to be able to hold this event at The Barbican, as we have worked with them from the beginning and they continue to offer captioned performances to this day. Our first ever captioned show, the RSC’s The Duchess of Malfi, was held at the Barbican in November 2000.

The Captions Speak Louder project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

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