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Rialto Square Theatre

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Address: 15 E. Van Buren Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone Number: (815) 726-7171
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful Place

Wow! What a great venue. The location, the inexpensive parking that is convenient, the atmosphere, and the stage, all made for a great night. I saw America here last night and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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198 reviews 198 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a great venue. The location, the inexpensive parking that is convenient, the atmosphere, and the stage, all made for a great night. I saw America here last night and I would not hesistate to go back! I was disappointed with America, but I think this place would suit any artist. I would recommend getting balcony seats because the... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful old theater, where I spent many Saturdays as a kid for 50 cents. Now it houses great live entertainment, including concerts, plays and children's shows. The last show we saw there was Brian Setzer's Christmas Show, which was amazing. If you're in the area, it really is a great place to see a show. Our next... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We came here to see Dave Mason's Traffic Jam show. The theatre is beautifully ornate, and well kept up. The ushers, hat check man, etc. (all volunteers, I'll bet) were helpful and cordial. We had seats in row M on the main floor. The sound was as good as I've experienced anywhere. Wonderful venue!

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautiful theater. Really something to see, whether for an event or on a tour. Visited one time for a concert. Seats were average theater chairs but legroom was plentiful. Theater was clean. We purchased our concert tickets in person at their box office. Friendly staff member took care of us and gave us a lot of her time in helping... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

"The Duchess" Is the largest Austrian Crystal Chandelier in the United States. Awesome to see !! This Performing Arts Palace Has many different nationally known performers annually.

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Joliet, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have attended this lovely theater many times, and just went to see Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Spectacular here! We sat back pretty far, but there are no bad seats in this theater. They sell pop and alcohol there, and fare like cookies and cakes. Space is utilized well for autograph sessions, and the floors sparkle with cleanliness. Memberships are available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Attended the Mannheim Steamroller concert at this elegant and classic theater. The acoustics were great and the venue was comfortable. Take the time to explore the inside of the theater. Parking was easy. The surrounding area did not offer much after concert places to go - a quiet area. Will return for other concerts.

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Palatine, Illinois
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63 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My camera club had a wonderful opportunity to photograph this theater. We paid a small fee and had a private afternoon to run around and photograph the mirrors, crystal chandeliers and stairs. Normally, I don't think you can bring your tripods but since it was a private event, we were able to use them, and took wonderful photos. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I have been attending events at the Rialto since the 1950's when as a child we used to go watch movies. They have completely overhauled and restored this gem of a theatre. The seats are comfy and I don't think there is a seat in the house with a bad view. This theatre is comparable to the Paramount in Aurora,... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My daughter had her wedding reception there this past weekend and we were all in awe of how beautiful the building was. There were many options of how to utilize the building: she choose to have her cocktail hour on the stage, then the guests were asked to take a seat in the theater and a short slide show of... More 

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