Open-captioning is a service for people with hearing loss that uses a text display to provide a simultaneous translation of dialogue and lyrics, as well as a description of sound effects, during a live performance. A number of live theater perfomances are opened captioned. Our Rochester HLAA Chapter has been insturmental in helping bring open captions to our Rochester area theatres.​​

View the websites or contact the theaters below to find out more details about open captions at the theatre of interest.

CenterStage Theatre​​-JCC

 Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave in Brighton.​​
(585) 461-2000 x 0 

*Live Open CaptionedPerformance  ​​

​​Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

May 4-19, 2019
75 years after the original Broadway production, Oklahoma! remains a ground-breaking musical that set the standard for American musical theatre.

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm
Sunday, May 5 at 2pm
Wednesday, May 8 at 9pm
Thursday, May 9 at 7pm
Saturday, May 11 at 2pm
Saturday, May 11 at 8pm
Sunday, May 12 at 2pm*
Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm*
Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2pm
Saturday, May 18 at 8pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

March 30-April 14, 2019

This play with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel explores a troupe of Jewish immigrant actors who risked their lives and careers to perform at a time when art, freedom, and truth were on trial.

Thursday, April 4 at 7pm
Saturday, April 6 at 8pm
Sunday, April 7 at 2pm*
Thursday, April 11 at 7pm*
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2pm

CenterStage 2019-20 Season Captioned Performances

Disney’s Newsies   Sunday, July 21

Division Street  Sunday, November 10 at 2pm Thursday, November 14 at 7pm

Raging Skillet - The True Life Adventures of a Punk Rock Caterer
Sunday, December 15 at 2pm  Thursday, December 19 at 7pm

Hit Makers…Origins of Classic Rock
Sunday, February 9 at 2pm  Wednesday, February 12 at 7pm

Sweat Sunday, April 12 at 2pm Thursday, April 16 at 7pm

Mamma Mia, the Musical Sunday, May 10 at 2pm Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm

GEVA Theatre

75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607
Box Office: 585-232-Geva (4382)

Native Gardens
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The Royale
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:30pm

Revival: The Resurrection of Son House
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

To purchase tickets by phone, please call the Box Office at (585) 232-4382.

"Open Captioning for patrons with hearing loss is provided during the 1st Saturday matinee and both performances of the final Wednesday of each Wilson Stage Series production  and the first Saturday matinee of each Fielding Stage Series production. ​​

When booking your seats, mention your interest in open captioning in order to secure the most advantageous view of the display on the right of the stage.

2019-2020 Season

 ESL Wilson Stage Series LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

September 3 – October 6, 2019
Open-captioned performances: Saturday Sept 7, 2019 @ 2pm; Wednesday, October 2 @ 2pm and 7:30pm

ESL Wilson Stage Series THE NICETIES
By Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
October 22 – November 17, 2019
Open Captioned performances: Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 2pm and Wednesday, November 13 @ 2pm and 7:30pm

Fielding Studio Series QUEEN
By Madhuri Shekar
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
November 7 – November 24, 2019
Open Captioned performance: Saturday, November 9 @ 2:30pm
By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Mark Cuddy, Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin
Directed by Mark Cuddy
November 27 – December 29, 2019
Open Captioned Performance: Sunday, December 8 @ 12pm

ESL Wilson Stage Series SLOW FOOD  
By Wendy MacLeod  Directed by Skip Greer

January 14 – February 9, 2020
Open Captioned Performances: Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 2pm; Wednesday, January 29 @ 2pm and 7:30pm

ESL Wilson Stage Series ONCE
Book by Enda Walsh
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
Saturday, February 22 @ 2pmWednesday March 18 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Fielding Studio Series
By Molly Smith Metzler Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
A production of the Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca
Wednesday March [email protected] 2pm and 7:30pm
Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 2:30pm

By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
March 31 – April 26, 2020
Open Captioned Performances: Saturday, April 4, 2020 @2pm; Wednesday, April 22 @ 2pm and 7:30pm ​​

Fielding Studio Series
Written and Performed by Brian Quijada
Directed by Chay Yew
April 23 – May 10, 2020
Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, April 25 @ 2:30pm
ESL Wilson Stage Series
By Qui Nguyen
Original Music by Shane Rettig
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
May 5 – May 31, 2020
Open Captioned Performances: Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 2pm; Wednesday, May [email protected] 2pm and 7:30pm

Rochester Broadway Theatre League
 (auditorium Theatre)​​

Box Office: (585) 222-5000
  885 E Main St, Rochester, NY   14605
Captioned performances are on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. for the 2018-19 Season as well. The list of dates can be found below. 
Hamilton: Apr. 28th, 2019
Waitress: Jun. 9th, 2019


               PANARA THEATRE  Thurs/Fri.-7:30 pm, Sat. 2pm
                  7:30pm; Sun.-2pm (Captioned unless otherwise indicated
April 11 & 12; April 13 @ 7:30


April 19; April 20 @ 2pm & 8pm, April 25, April 26; April 27 @ 8pm only;

Panera Theater parking in Lot: "L"
Magic Spell parking in Lots: “E and F"
Cost: $12 general public More Info:

https://www.ntid.rit.edu/theatre/ ​​
 Cinema  (Movie)Theaters and  Assitive Listening Systems

Thanks to the ADA, Movie Theaters must provide some type of Assitive Listening System. They may use one of several captioning devices,  or use assitive devices. When planning on going to a movie theatre check their listing or use one of the links below to find out what type of listen service is provided.

It is important that those who need hearing assistance ask for and use the system available. If a system or deivice is not working (batteries often don't get replaced or recharged), speak with the manager! Don't be shy. Remember when you advocate for yourself you are an advocate for others as well. It's important that those in charge know we expect to have working systems and devices. A "thank you" will be appreciated as well.

Use the link below to locate Cinemas and other theaters which have assitive devices.

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