Surtitling Expertise

Surtitling Expertise

Surtitling (also known as supertitling) is the art of integrating translation and bespoke texts into live performances.
By combining text and the use of innovative media, we aim to find the best possible solution for each audience member.
Surtitles should merge with the production, disappear into it, and bring it to another level.

Surtitling Pioneers

Panthea is the European leader in innovative surtitle solutions for the performing arts. We rely on a trusted network of highly experienced professionals, based mainly in France and Germany, and who have been active in the surtitling industry for almost 20 years.

Our team has been amongst the first to introduce regular supertitles to foreign visitors, notably in Berlin and Paris. We stay at the forefront of innovation by constantly developing our skills, implementing new technologies and working with the best artists and talents.

Our Services

LOKIS | Łukasz Twarkowski | Festival Theaterformen, 2019

We provide all-inclusive surtitling solutions:

  • Surtitles in almost every language, thanks to our extended network of professional surtitlers and translators
  • Technical advice and implementation to help you find the appropriate setup for your venue
  • Experienced operators to ensure smooth sequencing during performances and continuous evolution of the surtitles
  • Full surtitle coordination during festivals
  • Access to Spectitular, our professional surtitling software
  • Solutions that widen accessibility for people with disabilities (open and closed captioning)
  • Rental and sale of customised surtitling equipment to display surtitles above/on/beside the stage or on individual mobile devices or both at the same time
  • Dedicated training, workshops and technical support every step of the way

Examples of our workshops and training:

Training at Panthea's offices in Paris
  • In-depth training for our surtitlers
Workshop at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon​
  • Conference about “The Art of Surtitling”
Training at Panthea's offices in Berlin
  • Training of our team and our future surtitlers
    at the Alte Kantine Wedding
Training at the University of Leipzig (Germany)
  • Training in our Spectitular software
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