Live subtitles show character names, dialogue and sound effects as part of the performance.

Captioned performances of our award-winning show Matilda The Musical will take place at the Cambridge Theatre in London and venues around the UK and Ireland as part of its 2019 tour.

These shows use live subtitles on large screens at the side of the stage to display the dialogue and sound effects as they happen. This is particularly useful for audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. But anyone is welcome to attend these performances.

Captioned performances at the Cambridge Theatre, London

  • Sunday 31 March, 3pm
  • Saturday 18 May, 2.30pm
  • Sunday 14 July, 3pm
  • Saturday 23 November, 2.30pm
  • Sunday 29 March 2020, 3pm
  • Saturday 16 May 2020, 2.30pm

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Captioned performances at tour venues

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A girl in an oversized school blazer puts her hand on a woman's shoulder.
An image from the Matilda The Musical stage show in London.
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC Browse and license our images

Captioned performances can make a big difference to audiences, particularly as around one in six people in the UK has some degree of hearing loss. Our research has also found that other members of the audience can find the captions useful, including those who do not speak English as a first language or who are unfamiliar with the play and characters.

More about our assisted performances