Celebrate the Season Barton Grande Style with Virtual Events Live on Facebook

Join us as we celebrate this holiday season with weekly organ concerts each Friday in December at 6PM live-streamed via Facebook from the Rialto.

Fall Flicks in the Yard CANCELED

Due to the newly-announced State of Illinois Heightened Mitigation Strategies for Region 7 which limit indoor AND outdoor gatherings to under twenty-five persons, the “Fall Flicks in the Yard” fundraiser to be held at the Old Joliet Prison this Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 will be canceled to fully comply with this order. Our staff will be reaching directly to event ticketholders to discuss alternate redemption options.

In the meantime, we wish continued good health and safety to our community.

COVID-19 Update

Our first concern is always to provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests. With the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have implemented recommendations issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the US Department of Labor/OSHA. 

View a list of Cancelled, Postponed and Rescheduled Shows

The Show Will Go On!

Thank you to the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) for putting together this wonderful video for us.

Chicago Show Postponed

Chicago Show Postponed

The Chicago show for October 14, 2020 has been Postponed, we will announce a reschedule date as soon as possible. Your ticket(s) will be honored accordingly as soon as a rescheduled date is announced. Learn more for refund information.

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Gary Allan Rescheduled

Gary Allan Rescheduled

Gary Allan at Rialto Square Theatre, originally scheduled for September 20, 2020 has been rescheduled to April 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets for the original date will be honored at the April 29, 2021 show. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, please contact your point of purchase for a refund. Refunds will be available for 30 days, through October 13, 2020.

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America Rescheduled to October 30, 2021

America Rescheduled to October 30, 2021

America, originally scheduled for November 20, 2020 has been rescheduled to October 30, 2021. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the October 30, 2021 show. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, please contact your point of purchase for a refund.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 10


April 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 22
Apr 29

Gary Allan

April 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
May 13

Terry Fator

May 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm


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