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Widening live performance accessibility with the NT Gent


Here are our latest (exciting!) developments in terms of live performance accessibility.

We have been working very hard with the exceptional team of the NTGent in Belgium in order to offer our very first globally accessible performance.

On March 4th and 5th, audience members with and without visual or hearing impairments will have the opportunity to attend a performance of “Compassie”, a play directed by Milo Rau. They will all be able to understand the play by choosing the medium that best fits their needs from the following list :
· pre-recorded audio description
· pre-recorded sign language videos
· surtitles in foreign languages
· closed captions in French for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Through our innovation, we are now able to offer all these services simultaneously! Based on this pilot project, we will continue to develop the concept so that each performance can be accessible to a maximum number of spectators, beyond language barriers and disabilities, without increasing the cost of operating the surtitles.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or if you are interested in working on a similar project in your own venue !

Our surtitling smartglasses for the hearing impaired available at the Théâtre Édouard VII


In partnership with the Théâtre Édouard VII and La Fondation pour l’Audition, we are currently providing smartglasses at no cost for audience members with hearing impairments who attends a performance of “Frou-frou les Bains”. We simply ask for the users’ feedback afterward in order to carry out a report on audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired.

All you need to do is purchase a ticket for the show “Frou-frou les Bains”. After choosing your seat, you will be able to select the number of smartglasses you will need.

The smartglasses can be programmed to display surtitles in French, English and closed captions in French only.

The surtitling services offered through our smartglasses are also available for international audience members by purchasing a ticket here : https://www.theatreedouard7.com/shows/frou-frou-les-bains/

We look forward to welcoming you there and to having you try our innovative smartglasses

Panthea showcasing at the BIS : Biennales Internationales du Spectacle


Come see us next Wednesday and Thursday at our next tradeshow #BIS (Biennales Internationales du Spectacle) on booth 92 in Nantes. Don’t hesitate to contact us at paris@panthea.com to book an appointment with us during the event.

We will give demonstrations of our amazing leading products :

  • « Supertitles out of the Box » : an all-in-one flight case containing all the necessary LED equipment for touring and occasional use in your own venue
  • « Glasses out of the Box » : our surtitling smartglasses offering for each spectator multilingual subtitling or closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Spectitular : a professional software solution designed by our surtitle experts who understand the specific workflow and requirements of a surtitle project

You will also find us at the Audiens’ booth: “Living and working together in the culture sector” together with other partners who strive for accessibility. Our surtitling smartglasses are just one of the many innovative solutions we have developed to widen audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Hear Better Together, an initative by Bucodes SurdiFrance


Panthea was very proud to take part in the “Ensemble pour mieux entendre (Hear better together)” event, organised by Bucodes SurdiFrance and the ARDDS Île de France. We were invited to present the surtitling solutions we developed to widen audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired, notably our surtitling smartglasses! Contact us if you want to know more about what we can do and let’s work together to make the performing arts accessible for everyone!

New partnership between Theater Discounter and Panthea


Panthea has produced the surtitles for the latest theater production being played at Theater Discounter in Berlin. Head to Theater Discounter if you wish to see our work on the Kitty Hawk play. The play is in German with German and English surtitles.

Panthea at the Opera Europa Conference in Paris


The Opera Europa Conference is a biannual event that gathers all the major opera venues across Europe to exchange on latest developments in the opera world. Panthea is pleased to be presenting on its innovative surtitling solutions at the conference, taking place at Opera Bastille.