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Rialto Paranormal Tours

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The Rialto Square Theatre has been offering paranormal tours and investigations for a little over a year. A limited number of people are able to participate in a guided tour led by experienced paranormal investigators and Rialto staff.  Participants are taken to various hot spots within the building.

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Paranormal Tour Options

Private Paranormal Investigation

Cost $400 / Team with Max of 10 people
Paranormal teams can conduct their own investigations.  Teams will be accompanied by a Rialto representative. Teams will be the lead investigators. Proof of liability insurance required. 

Contact Trish Stoner, 815-726-7171 ext. 210 for reservations. 
Proof of insurance must be provided at time of booking.

Available dates:  Call for availability


“Spirits” with the “Spirits” Tour

Min 25 / Max 45
Time 7pm-10pm
Cost $15
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Dates Available: 2/20, Upcoming dates will be announced soon!
Do you like ghost stories?  Are you hoping to see an apparition while enjoying a Bloody Mary drink or other libation? Take an out of this world tour of the Rialto while you hear real experiences where the spirits and stories become center stage.  Maybe you will leave with a story of your own! Cameras are welcome.


Public Paranormal Investigation

Enter 121 N. Scott Street, back stage door at 5:45
Cost $50 / person
If you have never been a part of an investigation or do not have your own paranormal investigative equipment or team and would like to participate this gives you the opportunity. This event is led by experienced paranormal investigators as they lead you on your quest for answers into the unknown.

Available Dates: 6/27; 7/18; 8/15
Tickets call the Rialto box office 815-726-6600

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I show up for the excursion?
The excursion starts promptly at 6pm and ends at 11pm. The doors will open at 545pm. No one will be admitted prior to 545pm.

Where do we enter the building?
Please enter the building through the back stage entrance at 112 N. Scott Street.

What should I expect to happen during the excursion?
The night will begin with a brief history of the building and reported paranormal activity at the theater. The participants will then be broken up into groups to conduct a professional investigation.

Will I be able to be in a group with the people that I come with? Yes, we will keep parties together for the entire night.

How should I dress?
We advise people to dress in layers. During the evening hours at the theater's temperature is set lower and some of the areas of the theater are warmer/colder than others. We recommend a shirt, sweatshirt and a light jacket. Dress in tennis shoes if possible, this will reduce sound from hard soled shoes.

What equipment should/may I bring?
You should bring any cameras, audio recorders, flashlights, extra batteries or any other equipment you feel would be useful during the investigation.

Will there be equipment that I can use?
Yes, there will be a temperature guns, negative ion counter, Geiger counter, EMF detectors, as well as some misc. items. A drivers license or state id will be held in order to use the equipment.

Do I have to know how to conduct an investigation to attend?
No, we will show you how to conduct a professional ghost hunting investigation from start to finish.

Anything else I should know about the excursion?
Yes, there is an age limit of 18 years or older for this event. No alcohol or drugs are allowed. Anyone that is impaired will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.


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