Movies & Plays — Live Theater and Hearing

If you love the theater or going to movies but can no longer enjoy them because you miss too much of the dialog, then read on!

Many theaters have listening systems to help you to hear better. So, the next time you plan to go and enjoy our local community theater or take in the latest movie, call and ask whether they have a listening system for you to borrow during the performance.

We have compiled a list of theaters and what they have as of February 2018. If you know of a theater not listed that has a listening system, we would love to hear from you.

Arts Club Theater Company

Listening System
Stanley Theatre Infrared / Hearing Aid Telecoil
BMO Theatre Infrared / Hearing Aid Telecoil
Granville Island Theatre Infrared

Please call 604-687-1644 to reserve a headset before the show.
 

Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT)

 

Listening System
Orpheum Sennheiser Infrared
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sennheiser Infrared
Vancouver Playhouse Sennheiser Infrared
Annex Sennheiser Infrared

 

GVRD Cineplex/Movie Theatres

 

Listening System
Anvil Centre Theatre Listen technologies/neck loop & earpiece not used with hearing aids
Kay Meek Centre Listen technologies/neck loop & earpiece not used with hearing aids
Massey Theatre Listen technologies/neck loop & earpiece not used with hearing aids
Michael Jay Fox Theatre Nothing
Norman Rothstein Theatre Nothing
Omnimax Theatre (Science World) Nothing
Pacific Theatre Nothing
Presentation House Theatre Looking into getting set up with something for next year
Rickshaw Theatre Nothing
Shadbolt Sennheiser amplifier and headset

 

Surrey Civic Theatres

 

Listening System
Main Stage Headphones
Studio Theatre Headphones
The Cultch Headsets that augment the sound in a performance
Touch Stone Theatre Certain live shows have closed captioning above the stage
Vancity Theatre Nothing