Rialto is a major performing arts venue serving the demands of multicultural audiences in Cyprus for exceptional local and international events in music, drama, cinema, dance and opera. It was created both as a stage for performances as well as an organization by the Limassol Co-Operative Savings Bank. The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports & Youth form its most important contributor. Read more

Announcements

Cancellation

The Rialto Theater announces that the performance Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons on May 28 has been canceled. Ticket holders will be refunded.

The Rialto Theater announces its intention to proceed with the organization of the 16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival and invites artists living in Cyprus to submit proposals for live performances.

 

This year's festival will take place the upcoming July, outdoors, concidering the developments and measures regarding COVID-19. 

 

This year's programming will focus on supporting artistic production locally and will be implemented in a way that does not endanger the health of artists, spectators, and theater staff.

The Ministry of Education Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre announce the call for entries of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC). 

 

The main objective of the ISFFC is the promotion of the art of Cinema through the presentation of a diverse showcase of short films from around the globe.

Take a look at May's performances

The organizers of the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival - the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theater, announce that this year's event, which was to take place from June 2 to June 27, 2021, is postponed again, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for June 2022.

The organizers decided to postpone this year's event after a thorough evaluation of all parameters and developments inside and outside Cyprus due to the pandemic and the measures announced by the Cypriot Government to limit its spread and to protect citizens.

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Against all odds, and despite its suspended programme of events, the Rialto Theatre continues to support local artistic creation and production by launching in 2021 new programmes for synergies with Cyprus-based artists.

Annual Events

Rialto Summer Cinema

1-30 July 2021

RialtoTheatre turns upside down and transforms into a summer cinema, cooling our evenings with outdoor movies projections.

 

The Rialto Summer Cinema returns in July 2021 with a rich program, offering a cinematic experience in the heart of the city.

 

@SEK Parking place (behind Rialto Theatre)

Organisation: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre. The Cyprus Choreography Platform started in 2001 with the aim of supporting, developing and presenting new works and choreographers of contemporary dance in Cyprus. The annual organization of the Platform that takes place at the Rialto Theatre, is enriched by parallel events organized by Dance House Lemesos.

Organization: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre. Cyprus Film Days International Festival (CFD IFF) is the official competition festival of Cyprus dedicated to the art of full-length fiction film. In 2011, the CFD organizers introduced the first international competition section of the festival titled ‘Glocal Images’ and in 2015 the Cypriot Films competition section. One of the main out of competition programs of the CFD is ‘Viewfinder’, which comprises a selection of critically acclaimed and multi-awarded films that stood out in the previous and current year.

The festival organized by the Rialto theatre welcomes every year World Music groups and musicians with common origins and influences, who develop a contemporary musical landscape inspired by the tradition of each country.

 

Since 2012 the Rialto Residency takes place within the framework of the World Music Festival in villages in the district of Limassol.

The Jazz & World Music Showcase, which is organised by the Cultural Services of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Cyprus Music Information Centre and Rialto Theatre. 

 

The primary objective of the Showcase is the presentation, encouragement and promotion of Cypriot composers and musicians, as well as the enhancement of their communication with the audience.

Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

(postponed for June 2022)

The Festival, which has been established as the most important and largest international event of contemporary dance in Cyprus, returns this year at the Rialto Theater in June.

 

The Festival is organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theater.

Organisation: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre. The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is the official competition festival for short films in Cyprus, showcasing and celebrating an outstanding narrative, animated, documentary and experimental original short film content. The ISFFC aims to always be ahead of the curve when it comes to integrating creativity and innovation by introducing new technologies and innovative initiatives every year.

Cyprus Choreography Showcase

11-13 March 2022

This new institution organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, and Rialto Theatre is aiming at presenting and promoting selected works that where choreographed in Cyprus in the last two years.

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