Bring your curriculum to life and give your students the experience of live theatre!
The Rialto Square Theatre serves as an educational center for children and families and as a presenting arts organization serving over 50 surrounding communities. The Rialto School Matinee Series offers a distinct arts education initiative throughout Joliet and the greater Will County area. The mission of the Rialto Square Theatre school matinee program is to support the curriculum of schools by providing culturally diverse programs for K-12 students. This will be accomplished by providing performances as teaching tools that cultivate an appreciation for the performing arts among young people that will last throughout their lives.
The Rialto Square Theatre is committed to providing the best opportunities for children to experience and participate in the performing arts. We are proud to announce that over half a million students have experienced a professional performing arts event with us since the inception of this program. This season continues the tradition of providing great performances to enhance learning, fire imaginations, and reinforce school curriculum in meaningful ways.
Please Read Carefully Before Making Your Reservation
Call the Rialto Theatre Box Office at 815-726-6600 to place your group’s reservation. A contract will then be sent to you. Return your deposit and signed contract within 30 days of placing your order. Orders $100 or less must be paid in full at the time of order. Payments must be made by check or credit card. Please note the payment dates may be adjusted based on the amount of time remaining before a performance. Orders that are not paid by the deadline are subject to cancellation. Your seats are reserved based on the date of receipt of your deposit payment (early deposits are seated first). Exceptions will only be made for groups with children with special needs. Each performance lasts approximately on hour; reservations must be made in advance.
Special Needs Groups
Groups with special needs students, such as wheelchair spaces or hearing/ visual limitations, must notify box office staff at the time of order to ensure proper seating.
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A part of the Rialto Square Theatre School Matinee Series presented by Midland States Bank TICKETS: $6 by May 31st, $7 starting June 1st Grades 1-3 | 10:00am Call the Rialto Square Box Office at 817.726.6600 or email Kris Hernandez to make your reservation today! Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and…Find out more »
A part of the Rialto Square Theatre School Matinee Series presented by Midland States Bank TICKETS: $6 by May 31st, $7 starting June 1st Grades 4-12 | 10:00am Call the Rialto Square Box Office at 817.726.6600 or email Kris Hernandez to make your reservation today! Told through a Hamilton-style performance, in the Unauthorized Biography Series, award-winning hip hop artist and TEDx speaker Shaun Boothe pours his talent into a presentation designed to motivate young audiences using rap songs that chronicle…Find out more »