Looking for ways to be entertained and stay connected at home? We’ve compiled a list for you here. You can watch these hearing-friendly events on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Most events are captioned–usually live but occasionally afterward, in the recorded version.


Watch first-run independent movies at home. Local theaters and others across the country are bringing fantastic films to you. You don’t need Netflix or Amazon Prime—simply pay a small “rental fee,” usually about $12, to stream it directly to your TV, laptop, or tablet. Most of these, including all foreign films, are captioned. 

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Seattle International Film Festival

Grand Tacoma 

Grand Illusion

Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon 


Play Your Part is livestreaming Oedipus the King now until August 1. Open-captioned and ASL-interpreted.

Theatre Development Fund shares new-ish arts events and programming such as Broadway plays that you can watch from home. They update their page daily, and videos are usually captioned.

Go behind the scenes at the Seattle Rep and watch their memorable moments, creative conversations, master classes, interviews, and much more. 

Civic Discussions and Author Talks

Town Hall Seattle talks “The River that Made Seattle,” on August 20 and “Preparing Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain World” on August 26, among many other events. Some live events are captioned, and some or not; all are captioned and available on their YouTube channel afterward.

Senior Programs

AgeWise King County hosts online (virtual) events to help keep seniors connected, including civic coffee hours and a new series, “Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech, and Resilience.” Tune in every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. If you miss these events live, you can watch the video later.

Senior Planet hosts dozens of online streaming classes, including exercise (stretching, chair yoga, and strength training), technology (social media, health apps, Zoom), cooking, business discussion groups, and much more. Recorded versions are captioned, and they tell us they’re working on live captions.

Updated July 29, 2020

We hope we can all gather and enjoy live, in-person events again soon. For information about live events with captions, hearing loops, or other assistive listening systems, visit Let’s Loop Seattle