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Coping with hearing loss in a hearing world

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Cinema, Theatre and Arts

Many people with hearing loss stop going to the cinema or theatre because they can't hear the dialogue any more.  But it doesn't have to be this way!  More performances now have subtitles, captions or sign-language interpreted performances, enabling those with hearing loss to return to a world they enjoy.  We aim to bring you details of new shows and entertainment opportunities as they become available.

There is a huge amount of information already out there to help you and we constantly update our list to bring you links to the latest information, equipment and news about all things hard of hearing (HoH). We hope you find the Directory useful and if you have any useful links that you'd like us to add, please contact us.

Name of organisation (Click to open in new window) Overview
Accessible Cinema The latest information on cinemas showing subtitled performances
Access Scottish Theatre Accessibility information for all theatres across Scotland for deaf, deafened, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired audiences
DaDaFest Inspiring, celebrating and developing talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts
Guide to Accessible Theatres in the UK AgeUK guide to venues providing hearing loops, captioned performances, etc.
Krazy Cat Theatre Company UK touring company specialising in introducing young people to live visual theatre combining mime, dance, song, puppets and sign language
Museums Association Opening up museums to deaf visitors including subtitles, multimedia tours, BSL and Signing Art to train deaf presenters
National Gallery, London Events, exhibitions and lectures for hard-of-hearing and deaf people including BSL talks
Royal Shakespeare Company Captioned and BSL performances

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Making arts and entertainment accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people
Victoria & Albert Museum BSL (British sign language) performances and exhibitions
Your Local Cinema Cinemas in the UK showing the latest films with subtitles