As seen on:                        ABOUT OPEN CAPTIONING AT THEATERS​​


Open captioning displays the spoken word and other audio portions of the production  in text form. 

  • Captions by an experienced captioner appear in near real-time on the display       screen. 

  • Caption display screens may be located on-stage anywhere: above, below or beside the stage depending on the specific theater and the the staging of the show

The following venues in the Rochester, NY region have Open Captioned performance capabilities:

  • GEVA
  • RBTL at the Auditorium Theater
  • Center Stage at the Jewish Community Center
  • Bristol Theater Playhouse
  • Robert F. Panara Theater at NTID at RIT

For a listing of Open Captioned Performances in the Rochester Region that we know of: Click Here.  

Be sure to check with the Box Office for proper seating to ensure good viewing of the caption device before ordering your seating

If you miss the Open Caption performances:  Don’t despair.  
Major theaters and many auditoriums in this region have assistive listening devices available.  Click Here to learn more .