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Making theatre and culture accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.
About Us

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

Stagetext is a social group set up for people who would enjoy attending captioned theatre perormances together. As well as attending these, Stagetext works with museums, galleries and other cultural venues to make their talks and lectures accessible through live subtitles, also known as speech-to-text transcription (STT). We have run several project over the years, such as our current project, Community Captioning, which is a new initiative to train community captioners who will work on a voluntary basis to provide access to live theatre performances offered by community groups, non-professional theatre companies and voluntary arts organisations. For many, Stagetext allows individuals to enjoy a show with their hearing friends and family, laugh or cry at the same time as everyone else, and chat about the production afterwards. 


Finding Us

54, Commercial Street
E1 6LT