Captioned Performances and Hearing Enhancement

Captioned Performances and Hearing Enhancement


Captions are similar to television subtitles. The actors’ words appear on display units, placed on either side of the stage, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Speaker names, sound effects and offstage noises are also shown as text. Audience members for captioned performances can sit where they prefer, however centre/side Circle or centre/side Stalls are recommended.

Captioning services are available for the following performances:

Noises Off on Thursday 15th February at 7.30pm

The Farmer and The Clown on Saturday 2nd March at 11.30am and 2pm -

This show is not captioned, however, Fibbertigibbet Theatre has adapted Marla Frazee’s charming picture book into a new wordless play for all ages - perfect for children and families with hearing difficulties.

A Midsummer Night's Dream on Thursday 28th March at 7pm

Life of Pi on Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm 




Hearing Enhancement

We have a sound enhancement system. Using a headset (with or without a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. Ask our ushers for your headset

Please note: this is not a loop system, it is an infra-red system. In order to use the infra-red hearing system whilst wearing a hearing aid you will need to have a T-setting on your hearing aid. If you are not sure, please speak to your audiologist prior to your visit to the theatre. Without a T-setting your hearing aid will not be able to connect to the infra-red system.

Top tips for enhancing your visit if you are hard of hearing:

  • Book a seat close to the front. Hearing aids lose their effectiveness beyond a certain distance so the closer you are to the stage, the better the experience
  • If using one of our headsets (either with or without a hearing aid) ensure that it's not covered by any clothing (e.g. a scarf) so as not to block the infra-red signal

Any queries, please feel free to contact us (or your audiologist) in advance of your visit, or talk to an usher on the night. For more information email