Rialto Theatre, Limassol

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The Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Established 1999

On Stage
The Rialto Theatre is a multi performing arts venue serving the demands of their multicultural audiences in Cyprus, presenting an array of local and Intentional events and performances through cinema, drama, dance, music, visual arts, and opera.  It was built as a cinema back in 1933, and inside it looks like a traditional theatre, curved and tiered with a large stage, a balcony, cool lighting, a comfy bar and a few posh boxes and tbh, it’s become one of the most loved places in Limassol …

Cultural or not
Standing proud at the top of Hero’s Square, right in the heart of Limassol, a place where people gather, in days of old a mix of Greek and Turkish Cypriots, apparently once a red light district, now a mix of popular stylish bar’s and eateries, and as the decline of cinema in the 80’s inspired the new Rialto Theatre, that launched in 1999 and helped to develop the area into a hive of activities, cultural or not! … click here for upcoming events 

Buzzing
I was invited to meet the fascinating Georgia Doetzer, chief executive of the theatre, she explained the theatre is a non profit organisation, dedicated to bringing you the best in cinema, theatre and dance, and contributing to the overall cultural development of the town, providing a platform for Cypriot and international artists and most importantly, serving the needs of their multicultural audiences within a youthful, buzzing and efficient theatrical organisation and at affordable prices … just check out the way the whole front of the Theatre lights up with projectors! … Brilliant!

Versatile
I love the extreme versatility of this organisation, from designing to presenting local and cultural events, carnival balls for decades and seasonal festivals, to bringing you The Royal Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and The National Theatre of London, or a Solo Performance of choreographed dance, to top name musicians like Andre Rieu, and Jazz bands extraordinaire! Here’s a link to their Facebook Videos oh, and it’s still a cinema with live screening from the National Theatre and cultural films in their own language with Greek subtitles …

Collaborations
Working very closely and in association with an organisation created by Limassol Co-Operative Savings Bank and The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture who are its most important contributor.  One of the year’s highlights is the annual International Film Festival in April, this year in it’s 18th year and promising to be the best.  oh, and the 15th World Music Festival, which is held outside in Hero’s Square in July.  The Rialto Theatre also keep up with contemporary communication and advertising through social media to keep you informed with upcoming events and performances … see all social media links below.

Reservations
With just over 550 Seats, all at the same price, and you get to choose your seats, and as Rialto have their own ticketing system, reservations can be acquired, by telephone or through the Internet as soon as the diary of events is published, and in person at least one day before the performance and btw, all reserved tickets must be collected 5 days before the performance!

Performances
It’s best to arrive at 8.00 pm and Performances commence at 8.30 pm … Supporters of the theatre are of course eligible for their usual discounts … Click here to buy tickets, oh and btw occasional events and performances are free …

Sousou  Cafe Bar
Get there a bit earlier and upstairs you can enjoy a fine selection of drinks in the comforts of the new Cafe Bar Sousou, sister bar to the world famous Madame Sousou, where you can choose from an extensive selection of wines, spirits, cocktails, beers and more than the occasional bottle of Champagne to enjoy with a few unique nibbles before the show … oh and in the summer the hospitality extends to the side terrace, alfresco style and truly traditional!

Open all year
Box Office Hours

Monday to Friday
10 am ’til 1 pm
5 pm ’til 7 pm
Saturday
10 am ’til 1 pm

Directions
You’ll find Rialto Theatre at 17, Andrea Drousioti, Limassol 3040, it’s at the top end of Hero’s Square … See map below … with a off street car parking available.
GPS: 34.679574, 33.045752

One Theatre for All the Arts!

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