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


Open Call

19/1 - 28/2/21

The Rialto Theatre announces that the FlashArt@Rialto programme will be continued and established as an annual event. With this 2nd open call, the Theatre invites artists and performers to submit their projects.

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.

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.

Walking by Maria Varnakkidou and Constantina Andreou

The official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre. ​ The 18th edition, which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic (Covid-19), is followed by the 19th edition in 2021, which will take place from the 16th to 24th of April 2021.

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.

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)


After the announcement of the new, stricter measures (08/01/2021) against the further spread of coronavirus, the Rialto Theatre will remain closed until end of January (31/01/2021). All performances scheduled for this period are postponed.

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.

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus that’s been upgraded to International since 2011 and also became a yearly institution, is the official festival of short films in Cyprus, being organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the RIALTO Theatre. The main target of the ISFFC is to promote the art of cinema, presenting a panorama of short films coming from Cyprus and around the world.

Cyprus Choreography Showcase

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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