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.

Miranda Sings Refund Information

Miranda Sings Refund Information

As previously announced, Miranda Sings, originally scheduled for March 22, 2020, has been rescheduled for April 10, 2021. If you purchased a ticket prior to the date being changed, your ticket will be honored accordingly for the new date. Any refunds for those who cannot make the new date must be requested between August 1 and August 31.

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Halestorm Rescheduled to 7-14-21

Halestorm Rescheduled to 7-14-21

Halestorm originally scheduled for Monday, July 13th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 14th, 2021. Show time will be 7:30 PM. If you purchased a ticket prior to the date being changed, your ticket will be honored accordingly for the new date. Learn more for refund information.

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Charlie Daniels Ticket Refunds

We are saddened to learn of the death of CHARLIE DANIELS. We were looking forward to hosting THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND and THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND at the Rialto Square Theatre on September 11, 2020.

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A Message from VenuWorks CEO Steve Peters

A Message from VenuWorks CEO Steve Peters

Today our communities are hurting. We feel the pain of the tens of thousands of Americans whose families have been shattered by the loss of loved ones to the COVID 19 pandemic. We share the fears of more than 40 million of our neighbors who have lost their jobs and are afraid of not being able to pay their bills. And we see clearly the racial inequality and injustice suffered by so many in our own neighborhoods.

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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


Imagine walking down the magnificent steps of the grand staircase in the Rialto’s Rotunda and greeting your guests for a once-in-a-lifetime storybook wedding. Your first dance as man and wife crowned by the majestic “Duchess” chandelier. Learn how you can host your wedding ceremony and reception in this elegant, historic setting.


The Rialto Square Theatre is a multi-use venue perfectly suited for touring shows, symphony, opera, community productions and special events such as: graduations, dance recitals, dance competitions, private events, corporate meetings, business training, retirement parties, conferences, anniversary parties and more.


Our exclusive program will grant you STAR treatment from the moment you join. This donor program offers you a closer relationship with the Rialto Square Theatre through special services, opportunities and amenities. Gaze over the new program benefits below, and start receiving your STAR treatment soon.


You can contribute to the Rialto Square Theatre by making a cash donation, sponsoring an event, becoming a volunteer or a STAR member and more. Learn more about the many ways you can get involved and support one of the most beautiful theaters in the world.

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