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 Peter James' Looking Good Dead. Blue toned artwork shows a lady looking scared as a person covers her mouth with their hand, as a male looks on through a window. Text: They watch... They choose... They kill... Roy Grace is Back! Adam Woodyatt in Peter James' Looking Good Dead.

Peter James' Looking Good Dead

Thu 1 Jul 2021, 7.30pm

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Rescheduled performance
Thu 7 Oct, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, showing a multi-coloured illustration of Snow Lion's head against a blue-toned snowy backdrop.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Fri 12 Nov 2021, 7pm

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Promotional artwork for Waitress, showing Jenna Dawn and Becky in the diner. They are wearing blue dresses and white aprons, holding order pads in their hands. Pink text reads Waitress is coming to Leicester.


Thu 27 Jan 2022, 7.30pm

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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.