CINEMA (Movies)​​

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  ​​

CenterStage 2019-20 Season Captioned Performances

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)


Sat. shows 2pm; Wed. 2pm & 7:30pm unless otherwise indicated 
Call the Box Office at 232-4382.  Ask for seats in the “open captions” viewing section.

Sat., Oct. 26; Wed., Nov. 13 – The Niceties

Nov. 9 @ 2:30pm – Queen

Sun., Dec. 8 @ 12 Noon – A Christmas Carol
            new season 2020
Sat., Jan. 18; Wed., Jan. 29 – Slow Food

Sat., Feb. 22; Wed., March 18 – ONCE

Sat., March 7 @ 2:30pm – Cry It Out

Sat., April 4; Wed., April 22; Looks Like Pretty

Sat., April 25 @ 2:30pm – Where Did We Sit on Bus?

Sat., May 9; Wed., May 27 - Vietgone
"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

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. ​
Waitress: Jun. 9th, 2019

 Cinema  (Movie)Theaters and  Assitive Listening Systems

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

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