Matinée Multilingual – video translation is our passion

Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience in video translation second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
English voice over agency

Voice talent agency, recording studios, video translation & subtitles


What we do

Matinée specialises in the production and translation of audio, video and multimedia content. With over 25 years of experience in the language versioning and localisation industry, we understand the linguistic, cultural and technical challenges of audiovisual translation. Matinée transcribes audio and video programmes; creatively translates voice-over scripts, graphics and animations; casts and records over 2,000 voice artists in 80+ languages; subtitles all media, in all languages for YouTube, DVD or TV Broadcast and produces affordable web video and animations in any language. A voice-over agency, subtitling company and translation agency – all under one roof!

What sets us apart

We understand video production and our engineers are all highly trained in audiovisual translation. Unlike most other agencies in the language versioning sector, you’ll find Matinée to be very direct about costs. On the following pages, the typical costs for each service have been indicated where possible. Matinée is determined to offer the most cost effective solution available, and deliver a straightforward, no-nonsense production service that you’ll find easy to use. For a free consultation, please call +44 (0) 118 958 4934, email: or use the Live Chat feature on the website for an immediate response!
What sets us apart

How we work

Matinée has firm roots in media production, and therefore understands the unique challenges involved in audiovisual translation for an international audience. And this specialist knowledge sets the company apart from other translation agencies. The production studios are based in Reading, Berkshire, UK, just 40 miles from London, which allows easy access to a huge pool of international translators and voice talent – unrivalled anywhere in the world. On-site, Matinée has a team of skilled audiovisual translation experts including; technicians and designers, two video-edit suites, three Pro-Tools recording studios and a friendly project management team who will help to fulfil your every request.

Use our Quick Quote form to get a cost for your project within the hour

Let us know what you need and we’ll send you a cost for the project within just one hour. Please try and give us as much information as you have so that we can cost the project accurately. Please tell us the approximate length of the video, the language(s) required, and anything else that you think we might need to know.

You’ll also find our production quality second to none, and our service level to be top notch. We have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of subtitling and closed captions. We work on a variety of projects including TV and radio advertising, corporate and educational videos, business presentations and e-learning.

And once you receive your quote, we promise we won’t keep pestering you for the sale. Your information is kept totally secure and we’ll respect your privacy at all times. If you prefer to discuss your project in more detail you can call: +44 (0)1189584934 (select option3) or email:

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    30 years of recording voice-overs at our studios in Reading

    We’ve been recording voice-overs, and creating soundtracks in our recording studios in Reading for over 30 years, and there’s not much we haven’t been asked to record! And our experienced team of project managers will solve almost any challenge that arises and make sure your project is delivered when you need it and at the price you want to pay.

    And you’ll also find our production quality second to none. We have a comprehensive understanding of the many different nuances demanded by the many and varied uses for voice recordings.  These include advertising, IVR (telephone messages), animation, E-learning, gaming, web video and home entertainment.

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    They were so professional

    Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊

    Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!

    Maria Trathen


    Pleasure to work with

    Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!

    Alex Carr

    BBGR Optical

    Delivers great work, right on time

    We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

    Lisa Potrawiak

    Sinclair Pharma

    Fantastic to work with

    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

    Jon Mirley

    Three Motion Media

    Matinée is a company I can trust

    I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

    Bruce Corby

    Muddy Boot Productions

    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

    Jade Burnell

    The Big Word

    Friendly and efficient service

    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

    Richard Taylor

    Freelancer producer and film maker

    A fantastic company to work with

    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

    Anne Crawford


    They are always well organised

    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

    Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

    Joville Villanueva

    Shell UK Ltd