Captioned Performances

At Captioned performances, the actors’ spoken words are converted into visible text via two display screens on stage, one on each side. The text scrolls at the same speed as the dialogue, making it easy to follow with the action on stage.

Our Box Office team can advise on the best seats for viewing the captions, or you can view our recommended seating (shown in green) here.

Upcoming Captioned Performances

Promotional artwork for The Color Purple in Concert featuring T'Shan Williams as Celie in our 2019 production.

The Color Purple in Concert

Fri 4 Dec 2020, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Sunset Boulevard in Concert featuring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Danny Mac as Joe Gillis in our 2017 production.

Sunset Boulevard in Concert

Sat 2 Jan 2021, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual featuring characters Riaz and Suf jumping in the air.

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual

Sat 6 Feb 2021, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Sister Act

Sister Act

Rescheduled performance
Tue 21 Sep 2021, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Rescheduled performances
Thu 16 Dec 2021, 7.30pm
Tue 28 Dec 2021, 2.15pm

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Promotional artwork for My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding - The Musical

Rescheduled performance
Thu 17 Mar 2022, 7.30pm

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Captioned by The Difference Engine

Last year we were delighted to work with Talking Birds Theatre Company to bring The Difference Engine to Curve, enabling us to offer Captioned Performances across several shows at our New Work Festival.

The Difference Engine is an innovative tool created by Talking Birds to help make performances accessible for as many people as possible. It enables audience members to receive captions on their own mobile devices – such as smartphones and tablets – via a free app available to download on both the App Store (for iOS 7.1 and above) and Google Play Store.

For more details about The Difference Engine, including tips for downloading and using the app, please click here.

We hope to offer more performances captioned via The Difference Engine in the future, and upcoming performances will be added here as and when they are confirmed. To find out more about The Difference Engine, please visit


Audience members who would benefit from the support of a companion during their visit may be eligible for a free Essential Carer ticket with each standard ticket booked for a performance.

To access the concession, we recommend joining our Access Register Scheme so that you don’t need to resubmit evidence each time you book. For more details about the register, please see our Access page.