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Rialto Square Theatre

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing venue!

I was present for my daughter's dance recital. The venue is absolutely beautiful! It is an historic... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Joliet, Illinois
via mobile
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A very inexpensive tour, and very enlightening. The tour guide was quite informative, with... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Kankakee, Illinois
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15 E Van Buren St, Joliet, IL 60432-4211
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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...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was present for my daughter's dance recital. The venue is absolutely beautiful! It is an historic site, therefore the seats can be considered somewhat tight. Other than that, it is a wonderful venue. P.s. There is ample parking! I strongly suggest calling in advanced...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

A very inexpensive tour, and very enlightening. The tour guide was quite informative, with interesting tidbits about the entertainers that came through. Spent too much time in the kitchen. There was history there, but the air wasn't on and I was sweltering. I understand that...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

By far we were not only thrilled with the beautiful Rialto setting and location to lovely architectural photos for my daughters wedding. But when our church had another commitment and we couldn’t use the sanctuary for the ceremony the Rialto’s stage was just beautiful and...More

Thank MNooner
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This place has been a place of wonder for me since I was a child. I absolutely love it here. It's beautiful and the staff is very accommodating.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Let me just say Rialto Square Theatre was nothing short of AMAZINGGG! I just got married here on 08/18/2018 and let me tell you...from start to finish everything was PERFECT! I want to say how amazing of a person Nancy was to work with. Every...More

Thank Gledia1
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Have been here a half a dozen times over the past few years for concerts, plays, comedy, etc. . Beautiful place with comfortable seats and good sight lines/great acoustics. Easy free parking, bathrooms and pre-show/intermission food and drink all excellent. Their selection of shows could...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful theater, great acoustics sat in the balcony area and had a great view!! And can also bring your drinks to your seats!!

Thank George G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful as always. The gem of Joliet. The architecture is beautiful in an ornate way that just works. The mirrors extend the beautiful gold ceilings and the rest.

Thank Dave K
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great show! Intimate setting, From the cheap seats was a dynamite view! Next show I’m going to the same balcony seats! Friendly volunteers working, always helpful.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Everything was handled first class. The service and prices were very good. street parking was available.

Thank jaddante
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
yes it does and you can take it inside the theater
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Response from marcym3804 | Reviewed this property |
The main floor is good but if you can get the seats in the first couple rows if the balcony you will be able to see the whole stage.
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Response from jvmurph | Reviewed this property |
Tin Roof is very good and just a block from the Rialto.