Access & accessibility

Descriptive subtitles

Descriptive subtitling is a service for hearing-impaired or deaf people.

Every Monday the Depot programme includes a selection of films with descriptive subtitless – a transcription of the film’s dialogue, in English, along the bottom of the screen. A description of the sounds in the film is also included. Caption subtitled screenings are helpful for people with a hearing impairment – and also for those who just struggle with strong English language accents.

Our programme also includes many films subtitled into English from other languages. These may also be suitable for deaf or hearing-impaired audiences but won’t always include additional descriptions of sounds.

Please note: Descriptive subtitles are produced by the film distributors and, as it’s a costly process, not all distributors have a policy of providing caption subtitles for all of their films.

All auditoria are fitted with infrared hearing systems. Depot can provide special headphones, or you can plug in your own hearing aid via a lanyard. There are hearing loops around the box office and food counter.

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Upcoming performances

Dune: Part Two 12A

The second instalment of Denis Villeneuve's star-studded adaptation of the science-fiction epic Dune, in which Paul Atreides endeavours to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Mon 4 Mar

Wicked Little Letters 15

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark and absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy

Mon 4 Mar

NT Live: Vanya 15

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Mon 4 Mar

It is our policy that all our Monday screenings use descriptive subtitles where the distributors make the film available in that format.