Captioning Awareness Week

Scenesaver is delighted to partner with StageTEXT for Captioning Awareness Week.

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Captioning Awareness Week 2023 takes place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th November, and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of captioning and deaf access to the arts and cultural sector.

Scenesaver has championed accessibility since launch and this is the third year we have teamed up with StageTEXT to support their campaign.

Live performances such as theatre, offer an opportunity to connect with emotions, stories, and creativity on a profound level. However, for many people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, this connection may be disrupted due to the lack of accessibility options such as captions or live subtitles.

Captioning really does matter. It makes the arts a more welcoming and accessible place, making a huge difference to individuals and families, which is why Scenesaver is championing subtitling during Captioning Awareness Week.

We are encouraging all our creatives to share footage of work with subtitles, even if just for a limited time.

We are also making our captioning team available to any creative who wants to get their work subtitled but doesn’t know where to start. Our team can help you quickly and inexpensively, just get in touch and share the footage with us:

Experience our bumper collection of subtitled performances during Captioning Awareness Week and beyond on Scenesaver. 


On the endless tides of the hungry Atlantic The crew of The Searcy…changes. Ol’ Matey Bo’sun locks himself in the brig. Over the next forty days He sends us his messages in a bottle. No sea birds were harmed in the makings of this tale. This project was conceived, written, […]

Naming The View (Signed & Subtitled)

Streaming on Thursday 18th August at 7.30pm. Addressing the Shakespearean Elephant in the Room. NAMING THE VIEW is a powerful new contemporary play that does just that. It takes the lead characters of Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew, places them in a modern setting and then imagines what has […]

Three Sisters (Subtitled)

Three tight-knit sisters see their sibling dynamic blossom in surprising ways when they meet their long lost sister for the first time by video-call during the lockdown. Subtitled version.

100% Chance of Rain

Beautiful, inspiring and uplifiting, 100% Chance of Rain offers insights and reflections through this unique theatrical presentation. It is estimated that one in four people in the UK will experience mental health problems each year. 100% Chance of Rain will explore the individual and universal truths behind the statistics, and […]


In a world where one seems to have it all, and one who desperately wants it – how far would you go to compromise? Somewhere between despair and desire, there is a masterplan. Join us on a journey of obsession and betrayal of humankind. David Bottomley’s play gives insight into […]


Big Girl uses observational stand-up comedy, self-penned spoken word poetry and movement to evoke various feelings from her audiences to build a relationship – a friendship. Emily interacts with her audiences like a stand-up comedian would but to share relatable moments in growing up as well as comment on social […]

Continuity (Subtitled)

Scenesaver has teamed up with The Finborough Theatre to present subtitled content for free.  A forensic examination of the soul of an Irish ‘freedom fighter’. Pádraig Devlin is a dissident Irish Republican, who begins to have doubts about his commitment to The Cause after he meets and falls in love […]

Aidy the Awesome

Aidy is a normal 8 year old girl… or so she thinks! One day she discovers a family secret that changes everything. Aidy and her granny embark on an adventure that turns their world upside down. They even begin to question what normal is. After all, who wants to be […]

Charlotte Bronte Snares the Suitor (Subtitled)

This is a comedy which tells the story of Charlotte Bronte’s romance with Arthur Bell Nicholls. Charlotte has refused Arthur many times, as she thinks he looks like an ox and is only a curate. She is a well-known and brilliant author and Jane Eyre is the best book ever […]

Three Women and Shakespeare’s Will (Subtitled)

SUBTITLED VERSION | ORIGINAL VERSION This plays was produced at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022 and received a ***** review from Arts Review Edinburgh. It tells the story of the women who feel they should have a share of William Shakespeare’s money. After Shakespeare’s death, Anne Hathaway is visited by […]

We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse (Subtitled)

This evocative new play tells the story of a young couple living in a world ravaged by climate change. They face a terrifying prospect: an unplanned pregnancy. Together they must decide whether they can bring a defenceless child into a seemingly hopeless world. Described as original and moving, and an […]

Rossetti’s Women (Subtitled)

Fanny Cornforth tells the story of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s life with the assistance of Lizzie Siddal and Jane Morris. Despite Rossetti’s womanizing and drug addiction, Fanny proves herself to be a true friend. Subtitled version. Broadway Baby: “Rosetti’s Women is clever, entertaining and well-executed” The Edinburgh Reporter: “…portrayed with an […]

Shakespeare Republic: Hamlet (Hamlet)

TIM CONSTANTINE as “HAMLET” from HAMLET “Bloody, bawdy villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!” We visit with Hamlet, who has been working on the frontlines for most of 2020 and is now dealing with the stress and fatigue that so many have been experiencing over this time. Part of Shakespeare […]

The Quality of Mercy (Subtitled)

Concerning the life and crimes of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman Scenesaver premiere on Friday 13th January, 6pm.  From his cell in the early hours of the morning, Harold Shipman breaks his silence to record a confessional tape, laying down his version of events as he prepares to take one last life. […]

Listen… Can You Hear Me Now? (Captions & ASL)

Deaf parents. A hearing child. A woman on the edge of two worlds tells the story of finding her own voice. For ASL Interpretation only: Gloria Rosen is the award-winning Playwright & Performer of the autobiographical solo show: “Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?” which centres on her life as […]

L’Imposteur (English subtitles)

Janice, a French actress in her thirties living in Paris, is preparing for a very important audition for an American series that would finally allow her career to take off. During her preparation for the audition, Janice finds herself under increasing attack from a “Voice” that seems to come from […]

Freedom War (English subtitles)

The online premiere FREEDOM WAR (with English subtitles – also available with Ukrainian subtitles) Based on the personal experiences of Gennadiy Kurochka In the midst of the 2014 Euromaidan protests, Gennadiy looked up through the haze at the Independence Monument, where at the top of the column, the Slavic Goddess […]

A Dictionary of Emotions in War Time (subtitled)

The Finborough Theatre’s new digital initiative #FinboroughFrontier continues with the third in an ongoing season of online readings and performances of Ukrainian Plays as a part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Reading Series, a collaboration with the Theatre of Playwrights in Kyiv to read new Ukrainian plays around the world […]

Sonnet 120: ‘That you were once unkind…’ (Subtitled)

Heavy irony from an uppity schoolgirl. >>Watch with subtitles Part of Shakespeare (she/her), 35 videos featuring Shakespeare’s women in contemporary contexts. ‘… witty, arresting, poignant and powerful’—Dr Chris Laoutaris, Shakespeare Institute

The Midnight Gang

When the clock strikes midnight most children are fast asleep, but for the Midnight Gang the journey is just beginning. Five children find themselves in hospital for a variety of reasons, including Tom who’s been hit on the head by a cricket ball and really doesn’t want to go back […]

Peter Pan

Chickenshed is delighted to bring our magical 2014 show, Peter Pan to you, directly in your own home via our YouTube Channel. The perfect way to brighten up a dreary winter’s day. “Full of charm and spectacle” 4**** The Stage Wendy Darling loves telling her brothers bedtime stories of the […]

Tales TV – The Emergency Repair Man (Subtitled & Signed)

Tales TV was created to showcase Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed live theatre shows. These vibrant, interactive theatre shows are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space. Tales TV, The Emergency Repair Man is silly! and Blurgh-tastic. […]

Arthur J. Peabody

Arthur J. Peabody is a talking bird who befriends a young lady and regales her with stories of his past, his travels and the people he has met. The play harks back to a simpler, less complicated time and is full of colourful characters, costumes, stop motion and special effects […]

Lonely in the Great

‘Lonely in the Great’ is the second poetry movie directed by Nataliia Ponomarova. The film explores the concept of loneliness through poetic words. It doesn’t matter how high a person soars in his successes or in big cities where we seem to have many friends, fans, and acquaintances, but still […]


A young couple, a dysfunctional marriage, a home they are about to lose and an illness taking over their lives. Familiar situations, scenes from contemporary life on an almost empty stage become a series of revealing snapshots through the eyes of adults as well as children. The plot is set […]