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.

*Live Open CaptionedPerformance  ​​

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


The Hit Makers: The British Are Coming

February 2-17, 2019

The musical and cultural impact of the British Invasion is explored in a rockin’ new show featuring songs by The Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Hollies, Kinks, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and more.
Saturday, February 2 at 8pm
Sunday, February 2 at 2pm
Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm
Thursday, February 7 at 7pm
Saturday, February 9 at 8pm
Sunday, February 10 at 2pm*
Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm*
Thursday, February 14 at 7pm
Saturday, February 16 at 2pm
Saturday, February 16 at 8pm
Sunday, February 17 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.
Saturday, March 30 at 8pm
Sunday, March 31 at 2pm
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

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
*Live Open Captioned Performance  ​​

The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical  May 5-20, 2018

One of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible. 

Saturday, May 5 at 8pm
Sunday, May 6 at 2pm

   Becoming Dr. Ruth​​

October 6-21, 2018

Becoming Dr. Ruth is the untold story of a remarkable woman who refuses to accept the status quo. 

Saturday, October 6 at 8pm
Sunday, October 7 at 2pm
Thursday, October 11 at 7pm
Saturday, October 13 at 8pm
Sunday, October 14 at 2pm*
Thursday, October 18 at 7pm*
Saturday, October 20 at 8pm
Sunday, October 21 at 2pm

The Legend of Georgia McBride
A Comedy
December 1-16, 2018

A down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator, with a pregnant wife at home, loses his gig to a pair of B-level drag queens.

Saturday, December 1 at 8pm
Sunday, December 2 at 2pm
Thursday, December 6 at 7pm
Saturday, December 8 at 8pm
Sunday, December 9 at 2pm*
Thursday, December 13 at 7pm*
Saturday, December 15 at 8pm
Sunday, December 16 at 2pm

GEVA Theatre

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

November 29 – December 29, 2018
Dec 9 @ 12:00pm; Dec 19 @ 7pm open Captioned
Dec 13 @ 7pm - Sign Interp.

January 8 – February 3, 2019
A madcap new comedy of errors and mistaken identity.
January 12 @ 2pm; January 30 @ 2pm and 7pm - Open Captioned

January 24 – February 10, 2019
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this play is a Magic Show. Jan 26 @ 2:30pm - Open Captioned

February 19 - March 17, 2019
Three generations of the Blake family from Scranton, PA gather for Thanksgiving in a tiny NYC apartment.
February 23 @ 2pm; March 13 @ 2pm and 7:30pm - Open Captioned
March 14 @ 7:30pm - Sign Interp

Sat. March 16 @ 2:30pm – Erma Bombeck open captioned

March 26 – April 21, 2019
A brilliant new backyard comedy redefining what it means to be “neighborly”. March 30 @ 2pm; April 17 @ 2pm and 7:30pm- Open Captioned April 18 @ 7:30pm- Sign Interp

April 11 – April 28, 2019
Boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
April 13 @ 2:30pm - Open Captioned

May 1 – June 2, 2019
Revival brings blues legend Son House back to life on the Geva stage.May 4 @ 2pm; May 29 @ 2pm and 7:30pm - Open Captioned
May 23 @ 7:30pm - Sign Interp.

​​HAIR The original love-rock musical celebrates the Sixties with songs such as “Aquarius;” “Good Morning, Starshine;” and “Let the Sunshine In.
September 4 – October 7, 2018
Sept 8 @ 2pm; October 3 @ 2pm & 7pm - Open Captioned
Sept [email protected] 7:30pm - Sign Interp

October 4 – October 21, 2018
A romantic comedy about finding love: whether it’s in the cards (or not!). Maude is a 30-something storefront psychic who has given up on love.
Oct 6 @ 2:30pm - Open Captioned

October 16 – November 18, 2018
The inspiring story of the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.October 20 @ 2pm; captioned

Nov 7 @ 2pm and 7pm - Open Captioned
Nov 8 @ 7:30pm - Sign Interp.

November 29 – December 29, 2018
Dec 9 @ 12:00pm; Dec 19 @ 7pm open captioned
Dec 13 @ 7pm - Sign Interp.
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. 
A Bronx Tale: Oct. 21st, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof: Dec. 16th, 2018
Chicago: Feb. 10th, 2019
Miss Saigon: Mar. 10th, 2019
Hamilton: Apr. 28th, 2019
Waitress: Jun. 9th, 2019

 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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