Captioning Awareness Week

#CAPaware poster.

A picture might paint a thousand words, but every single word counts in a captioned performance. This week marks the 15th anniversary of Stagetext, and to celebrate they are holding the first ever Captioning Awareness Week from the 9th-15th November 2015. With 1 in 6 people in the UK being hearing impaired or hard of hearing, this awareness campaign aims to spread the word about the service and show how many people could benefit from it. If you want to give a captioned performance a go, why not get yourself tickets to one of these accessible events?

See Lewis Carroll’s iconic story in a different light in this new musical at National Theatre London. This brand new musical is Alice in Wonderland for the online generation as it explores the blurred lines between our lives online and offline. Suitable for ages 10 and above, you can buy tickets for the captioned performance on Sunday 24 January 2016 at 2.30pm here.


Get caught up in the sweeping drama of Brooklyn at the UK’s best cinema, the art deco hidden gem, Glasgow Film Theatre. Watch Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna) lead as a young Irish woman starting a new life in 1950s New York in a captioned performance on the 6th, 8th, 10th and 16th November 2015.


This smash-hit musical is on a brand new UK tour and you can catch a captioned performance of it at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 2.30pm. Join in the fun as Tracy Turnblad dances her way onto national TV in this uplifting show.

‘This is my local theatre and luckily they offer captions on a number of shows. If you have any kind of hearing loss, no matter how mild, you should try a show with captions. You will be amazed how much they can assist you. For me it’s the difference between only following a performance between 30 and 50% of the time, and with captions I follow 100%’ – Euan’s Guide reviewer.

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Prepare yourself for a musical thriller in this tale of poverty and madness that might leave you with a nasty taste in your mouth…Get tickets to a captioned performance on Friday 27th November 2015 at 7.30pm in the Wales Millennium Centre.

Wendy & Peter Pan

Find yourself hooked by this encapsulating performance that tells the story of these two classic children’s characters. Tickets are available for a captioned performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 7.15pm.

Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

Take a live subtitled tour at the Hunterian Museum where you can explore the intricate wax bodies crafted by Victorian artist, Joseph Towne. This guide is designed as a prologue to the Designing Bodies exhibition and is perfect for those looking to do something a little bit different! Go along on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 1pm if you want to join in.


The critically acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is back for a limited season at the London Palladium this winter! Get tickets for a captioned performance on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 7.30pm.

The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible

Let seven of the world’s greatest magicians dazzle you in this hilarious and mesmerising performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre. There will be a captioned performance on Monday 23rd November 2015 at 7.30pm for lovers of all things magical!

Don’t forget to take your #CAPaware selfie this week, and if you do go along to any captioned events be sure to review the venues on Euan’s Guide!


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