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Rialto Square Theatre

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Address: 15 E van Buren St, Joliet, IL 60432-4211
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+1 815-726-7171
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Registered Historic Landmark

Beautiful venue. Intimate setting. Great place to see shows and concerts. No bad seats. Highly recommended

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Il
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Chicago, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful venue. Intimate setting. Great place to see shows and concerts. No bad seats. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many great have entertained at this beautiful and architectural Theatre. It was wonderful to see this amazing place as an adult. Seeing as the last time was as a child. Yet the magic awe and wonder were still so prevalent as an adult. I couldn't keep my eyes from roaming from the wonderful stage and act to the amazing... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Parking was easy at the bank lot south of the Rialto (on Sunday). A "live" family holiday event for our grandkids. Christmas decor and lighting provided many photo ops pre and post show. This theater provided a fantastic vehicle to present a live performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet, IL is a gem. This beautiful theatre began life as a movie palace with a gorgeous pipe organ and hosted Vaudeville stage acts. Today the Rialto is big enough to attract big names and host private events year round. But it is small enough that every seat is close to the stage. Tickets... More 

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Lockport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the "Hit Men". The show was incredible! Playing in a nostalgic surrounding was impressive.

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Norridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

As a part of our Route 66 tour, our tour group of about 35 visited the Rialto Theater on Sept. 8th of this year. What a gorgeous theater! We enjoyed a guided tour of this gem which was originally a vaudeville movie palace. Beautiful chandeliers and other details fill this beautiful theater. We were provided with a delicious lunch after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Unfortunately, the main building was closed when we visited. However, the vestibule/foyer area was open and is well worth seeing. The outside is also very attractive so we did not count the trip as wasted - especially as we lunched at the nearby Route 66 Diner (good food/friendly staff/inexpensive).

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We attend several times each year and have always enjoyed the event/program. A beautifully restored landmark for our area.

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New Lenox, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

as a Joliet native, I have been to the Rialto for weddings, fundraisers and numerous shows. The theater is absolutely beautiful, and worth a visit under any circumstance. The size of the theater is smaller than those in Chicago, which gives a closer experience when watching shows there. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Even if I don't catch a show, it's still a nice drive or walk by attraction to see this nice old historic theater. They keep it up nicely both outside, and if you can get inside to look around even better.

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