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Tools and apps for Technical Theater

Curated list of apps for all areas of technical theater. Explore a wide range of tools and platforms designed to enhance your theatrical experience, whether you're an actor, director, technician, theatre app enthusiast or avid audience member.
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Essentials

Captitles
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Surtitle app for modern theater. Create surtitles by importing script.
Central place for your sound, video, lighting, and show control cues.
QLab
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Central place for your sound, video, lighting, and show control cues.
Free and open-source app for screencasting and live streaming.
OBS Studio
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Free and open-source app for screencasting and live streaming.
Tool for composing, recording, arranging and for live performances.
Ableton Live
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Tool for composing, recording, arranging and for live performances.

Lighting

Great lighting handbook to replace the flipbook.
Barbizon handbook (PDF)
Great lighting handbook to replace the flipbook.
One app to control all lights - DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, KiNET, CRMX + Apple HomeKit.
Luminair
One app to control all lights - DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, KiNET, CRMX + Apple HomeKit.
Sketch, model, and document your design ideas using 3D modelling engine.
Spotlight
Sketch, model, and document your design ideas using 3D modelling engine.
Find the correct configuration of dip switches for a address setting in a DMX lighting control system.
DMX DIP calculator
Find the correct configuration of dip switches for a address setting in a DMX lighting control system.
Stagehand brings the Roscolux, GAM, Lee and Apollo swatch books together on your iOS device.
Stagehand
Stagehand brings the Roscolux, GAM, Lee and Apollo swatch books together on your iOS device.
Detailed information on over 1000 moving lights, Dimmers, Consoles and Effects.
Lighting Handbook
Detailed information on over 1000 moving lights, Dimmers, Consoles and Effects.
Tool for lighting professionals involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of lighting equipment.
DMXcat
Tool for lighting professionals involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of lighting equipment.
Lighting sequencing app, with audio players, video tracking and automation.
Whitecat lighting board
Lighting sequencing app, with audio players, video tracking and automation.

Sound design

Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.
Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.
Audio noise spectrum analyzer and sound meter.
Decibel : dB sound level meter
Audio noise spectrum analyzer and sound meter.
Play music and sound effects for live shows - using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
GO Button
Play music and sound effects for live shows - using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
The second most popular DAW – after Ableton Live. Originally made in early early 1990s.
Logic Pro
The second most popular DAW – after Ableton Live. Originally made in early early 1990s.
Control Logic Pro Logic Pro right from your phone or tablet!
Logic remote
Control Logic Pro Logic Pro right from your phone or tablet!
Flexible space to create interactive multimedia.
Max 8
Flexible space to create interactive multimedia.
iOS app that can connect to QLab to remotely view, edit, and run cues.
QLab Remote
iOS app that can connect to QLab to remotely view, edit, and run cues.
Digital audio production app with multitrack and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering.
Reaper
Digital audio production app with multitrack and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering.

Stage management

Turn ideas into stunning sets and stages.
AutoCAD
Turn ideas into stunning sets and stages.
Tool for management, design, and review of production logistics, rehearsals and performances.
Stagekeep
Tool for management, design, and review of production logistics, rehearsals and performances.
Program for a broad range of drawing and design applications — including stage design.
SketchUp
Program for a broad range of drawing and design applications — including stage design.
Tools and reference for rigging - including wire rope, sheaves, stage ropes, motors and curtains.
iRigging Tools
Tools and reference for rigging - including wire rope, sheaves, stage ropes, motors and curtains.
CAD and BIM software for architecture, engineering, landscape and construction.
Vectorworks
CAD and BIM software for architecture, engineering, landscape and construction.
Design and prototype your stage on a spatial canvas together
Bezi
Design and prototype your stage on a spatial canvas together
Create cues directly into script and trigger them within the script.
Cuelist
Create cues directly into script and trigger them within the script.
Tool set used for creating 3D applications, printed models and VR.
Blender
Tool set used for creating 3D applications, printed models and VR.
Manual by Gail Pallin. PDF, 172 pages.
Stage management handbook
Manual by Gail Pallin. PDF, 172 pages.
A productivity and note-taking web application.
Notion
A productivity and note-taking web application.
Collaborate to plan formations for all choreography, synced to music.
Gormistudio
Collaborate to plan formations for all choreography, synced to music.
A cue list to be printed - for lighting and sound cues.
Cue List (pdf)
A cue list to be printed - for lighting and sound cues.

Captions and surtitles

User-friendly surtitle app, with AI support and all the crucial features built-in.
Captitles
User-friendly surtitle app, with AI support and all the crucial features built-in.
Create, edit and display surtitles - Mac only.
Glypheo
Create, edit and display surtitles - Mac only.
Made with film projections in mind, but useful for various types of events.
Qstit
Made with film projections in mind, but useful for various types of events.
SaaS surtitle software - can be used as a browser-based.
Spectitular
SaaS surtitle software - can be used as a browser-based.

Utility and production management

Database of manuals for nearly every electronic device.
ManualsLib
Database of manuals for nearly every electronic device.
App for MIDI logging, OSC monitoring and utility testing.
Protokol
App for MIDI logging, OSC monitoring and utility testing.
Organize your windows using shortcuts.
Magnet
Organize your windows using shortcuts.
Netflix for streaming and watching world-class performances.
Dramox
Netflix for streaming and watching world-class performances.
Instant messaging service, with channels and automation.
Slack
Instant messaging service, with channels and automation.
Collaborative web app for interface design, with offline features enabled by desktop apps for macOS and Windows.
Figma
Collaborative web app for interface design, with offline features enabled by desktop apps for macOS and Windows.

Video

Video and projection mapping software.
HeavyM
Video and projection mapping software.
VJing software with advanced options for projection mapping and blending projectors.
Resolume
VJing software with advanced options for projection mapping and blending projectors.
A professional non-linear video-editing application.
Final Cut Pro
A professional non-linear video-editing application.

Writing, playwriting & notes

Script writing, story development, and production tool.
Celtx
Script writing, story development, and production tool.
App for writers of all kinds.
Scrivener
App for writers of all kinds.
A collaborative tool for writing and stage management.
Stage Write
A collaborative tool for writing and stage management.
Full suite of writing tools to take you from initial planning to finished manuscript, book or screenplay.
Storyist
Full suite of writing tools to take you from initial planning to finished manuscript, book or screenplay.
Create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real time.
Google Docs
Create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real time.
A tool to help you keep your cast and crew up-to-date.
Production Pro
A tool to help you keep your cast and crew up-to-date.

Production

Run your tour from one place—from venues and crew members to your guest list and finances.
Eventric Master Tour
Run your tour from one place—from venues and crew members to your guest list and finances.
Introduction

Get to know Captitles in 60 seconds:

Prepare your surtitles in minutes, instead of days. Let AI do all the manual work for you. Then add your human touch. Captitles is the ultimate tool for theatre captioning.

Experience with Captitles:

"Captitles brought a new level of professionalism to our captioning. It's a must-have for any theater"
Sarah Williams
Theater Manager, Opaline Drama Society
"Notre public multilingue apprécie les traductions précises. Captitles a amélioré nos surtitres, renforçant notre inclusivité."
Jean-Luc Moreau
Director, Collectif Scénique Lumineux
"Captitles changed our captioning process. Its AI-driven script conversion saved us countless hours."
Emily Clarke
Stage Manager, Echo Arts Center
"Switching to Captitles was a smart move. It's reliable and user-friendly, even for complex productions."
Thomas Leclerc-Bradley
Dramaturg, Théâtre de la Lune
"As a Lighting Designer, syncing lights with captions was seamless with Captitles. It's impressively versatile."
Alex Mercer
Lighting Designer, Oak Theatre
"Captitles' user interface is incredibly operator-friendly, making last-minute changes smooth and stress-free."
Alexander Girard
Professional Surtitler