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November 2023

1 WET 20:30 (90’)

An Inspector Calls | Dionysus Theatre


J.B. Pristley’s best-known and most acclaimed work An Inspector Calls revolves around individual responsibility, setting up a suspenseful crime drama.

Synopsis: The year is 1912. Right before the outbreak of the First World War, the prosperous British Birling family is about to celebrate a special occasion. Arthur and Sybil Birling’s daughter, Sheila, will become engaged to Gerald Croft, the son of yet another wealthy British family of the high society. Their engagement will enable the two families to join forces and thus increase their profits. Father Arthur Birling seizes the opportunity to express an important argument - his own conviction: that every man must mind their own business. Things work just fine until inspector Goole shows up, announcing the death of a female worker at one of the Birling factories.


Written by: John Pristley

Translated by: Grigoris Valtinos

Directed by: Christos Yiangou


Tickets: € 15 / 12 


2 THU 20:30 (80’)

Cyprophonia 1 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


Featuring works by distinguished Cypriot composers, this exciting concert offers a diverse soundscape in terms of aesthetics, inspiration, and artistic quests. The orchestra and distinguished soloists will present the world premiere of Christos Pittas’ The Demon of Formication for tenor, baritone and chamber orchestra, based on the eponymous poem by George Seferis. Of Early Dawn by Ayis Ioannides is preoccupied with religious symbolisms and a movement towards the light. Naked branches, I by Christina Athinodorou engages with the concept of abandonment and resurrection, inspired by the vision of a leafless tree.



Christos Pittas: The demon of formication [World Premiere]

Ayis Ioannides: Of early dawn

Christina Athinodorou: Naked branches, I for string orchestra (2006)

Two more works by Cypriot composers


Christos Kechris tenor

Dionisos Tsantinis baritone

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Kyriaki Kountouri


Tickets: €18 / 14 & €13 / 10


3 FRI 20:00 (92‘)

Golden Years - Barbara Kulcsar (Switzerland 2022) (12+)


Free at last! Alice and Peter are ready to finally enjoy their life as pensioners. However, their pent-up marital problems bubble to the surface on a cruise trip through the Mediterranean. They end up going on separate journeys of self-discovery, both finding unexpected ways of spending their golden years.


Nominee for the 2023 Swiss Film Prize (Best Performance in a Supporting Role) & official festival selection at: Solothurn Film Days, Zurich Film Festival, Film Festival Hamburg, Palm Springs International Film Festival.


Director: Barbara Kulcsar (2022)
Genre: fiction, dramedy

Cast: Esther Gemsch, Stefan Kurt, Ueli Jäggi, Gundi Ellert, André Jung, Teresa Harder, Martin Vischer, Isabelle Barth, Monica Budde

Language: Swiss German with English subtitles.


Organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus, in the framework of Weeks of the German Language 2023.


Free Entrance (Booking in advance is required)


4 SAT 15:30 (5+)

In the city of Lost Robots | Hippo Theatre Group (60’)


An out-of-this-world story for kids aged 5 – 14 years old, written by Fotis Dousos and Alexandros Raptis, set in a futuristic environment full of new technological advances and human-like robots. The robots live in a state of slavery and have the role of a servant or an entertainer. The only free humanoid is Pin; but the authoritarian World Government does not approve of this at all.

Will Pin be able to employ his freedom for the benefit of all? Will he be able to prove that kind-hearted feelings hide deep inside him, and that it is our actions that make us human? Led by the idea that “one is not born a man, one becomes a man”, Pin sets out on a self-discovery journey full of (mis)adventures, twists, dilemmas, humour and emotions.

Continuing to explore the physical theatre genre invented by Hippo Theatre Group (kinemo, Angelaki Editions), the directors set up a performance where intense physicality, imagination, music and movement prevail, offering an imaginative and entertaining spectacle.

During the show, kids explore concepts such as the sense of responsibility, the personal and social freedom, solidarity, the spirit of collaboration and team working.

Written and directed by: Alexandros Raptis – Fotis Dousos

Set & Costume design: Katerina Hatzopoulou

Mask: Martha Foka

Movement: Mika Stefanaki, Alexandros Raptis

Choreography: Mika Stefanaki

Assistant director: Sissy Ignatidou

Music: Yiorgos Dousos

Cast: Vivi Tsorba, Myrto Makri

With the collaboration of Limassol Book Fair


Tickets: € 10 / 8


5 SUN 14:00 

Cyprus Dance Film Festival – Cult Experiences 

Cult Experiences proudly presents the inaugural Cyprus Dance Film Festival, a remarkable celebration of the fusion of dance and cinema. Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a captivating cinematic journey, featuring a diverse selection of local and international dance films. The festival showcases the artistry of movement and emotion brought to life on the big screen, ranging from contemporary to traditional dance forms.

The pinnacle of this event is the highly anticipated Awards Ceremony, where live dance shows will be performed, and exceptional filmmakers will be recognized and celebrated for their outstanding contributions. At the prestigious Heroes’ Square venue, the organizers will roll out the Red Carpet, between 18:00 - 21:00,  to honor all the talented artists in attendance.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a look at the beautiful dance photography exhibition, as they mingle and celebrate the convergence of dance and cinema and make important connections.



14:00 - 16:30 Screenings Block A

17:00 - 18:30 Screenings Block B

19:00 - 20:30 Screenings Block C

21:00 - 23:00 Awards Ceremony (Block D)

Tickets: € 8 / 6 (for each Block) € 15 /12 (Day Pass)


10 – 12 FRI – SUN 20:30

Cyprus Choreography Platform


Cyprus Choreography Platform is an annual institution, which aims at the creation and presentation of new contemporary choreography projects. This 23rd edition will present 12 projects conceived by both established and upcoming choreographers.


Presenting works by choreographers: Milena Ugren Koulas, Harry Koushios, Panos Malactos, Panayiotis Tofi, Diamanto Hadjizacharia, Elena Christodoulidou, Alexandra Waierstall, Melina Ioannidou, Olga Markari, Ioannis Economides, Sotirios Panagoulias, Annie Khoury.


The main programme of events is enriched by a parallel programme organised by Dance House Lemesos in the frame of “Dance Throughout the Year”.


Organised by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Rialto Theatre.


Tickets: €8 (€15 / 3-day pass)

Free entrance to choreographers & dancers (Booking in advance is required).


13 MON 20:30

Dimitrios Vassilakis & Espen Berg Trio


On the occasion of the release of the fourth album "Fjære" and the upcoming release of the new collaboration with Dimitrios Vassilakis, Espen Berg's trio comes from Norway to the Half Note, as part of their European tour.

Espen's melodic and rhythmically complex music serves as the basis for the trio's dynamic, and idiosyncratic interaction with Dimitris Vassilakis' spontaneous saxophone prose.

Dimitris Vassilakis an international acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist and composer with award-winning recordings from the BBC on Candid Records, presentations at Birdland, Dizzy's Club - Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Yale, Smithsonian, United Nations, Ronnie Scott's - London Jazz Festival, has been collaborating with the trio since 2019 and their new recording "Daedalus Project - Persephone" will be released in 2024 on Candid Records.

Espen Berg is an international award-winning pianist. In 2016 he received Norway's highest music award, "JazZtipendiate", at the Molde Jazz Festival. He is a member of the Norwegian Jazz Startup Program 2018 and Espen Berg Trio was appointed as an official ambassador of NTNU at the Trondheim Jazzfestival in 2016.

Line up:
Dimitrios Vassilakis - saxophones, Espen Berg - piano, Bárður Reinert Poulsen - bass, Simon Olderskog Albertsen - drums

Tickets: € 15 / 10 (Musicians, Students)


14 TUE 19:30 (138’)

Ora, Ora, Be Goin Alone - Shuichi Okita (Japan 2020)


Momoko, a seventy-five-year-old solitary woman, resides alone in Tokyo. She was not born in the bustling city, but made her way there over half a century ago. In her early years, she had encountered a kind-hearted man, accepted his proposal, and became a mother of two. After her husband’s death, she found herself once more in solitude, until one fateful day: when she stumbled upon a library. In the pages of books, she discovered solace and companionship, and her life took a transformative turn. This is the story of her journey. 


Based on an original novel by Chisako Wakatake, published by KawadeShoboShinsha.

Directed and written by Shuichi Okita

Music by Masato Suzuki


Cast: Yuko Tanaka, Yu Aoi, Masahiro Higashide, Gaku Hamada, Munetaka Aoki, Kankuro Kudo, Tomoko Tabata, Daisuke Kuroda, Takashi Yamanaka, Amane Okayama, Toko Miura Seiji Rokkaku, Hisako Okata, Machiko Washio.


Free entrance (Booking in advance is required)


17 FRI 20:30 (60’)

Tune In – Lia Ηaraki  

A workshop and performance


It has been ten years since the work Tune In premiered on Rialto’s stage: now it returns to the same theatre as part of the Associate Artist programme. On the occasion of the tenth-year anniversary of the solo, which resonated with audiences both in Cyprus and internationally, Lia and Evie Haraki Μahera (original mentor of Tune In) will share the IntuNition practice by giving a short workshop with basic principles to whoever desires to join, with free entrance.


Soon after, Lia will perform Tune In on Rialto’s stage to the music of composer Pandelis Diamantides.


Workshop: 18.00-20.00 (for registrations contact 


Tickets: € 10 / 7


18 SAT 19:55 (222’)

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X I The MET: Live in HD


Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera, which premiered in 1986, arrives at cinemas on November 18. Theatre luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto.


This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. With English subtitles.


Composer: Anthony Davis

Librettist: Thulani Davis

Choreographer: Rickey Tripp

Story: Christopher Davis

Production: Robert O’Hara

Set Designer: Clint Ramos

Costume Designer: Dede Ayite

Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill

Projection Designer: Yee Eun Nam


Conductor: Kazem Abdullah



Soprano: Leah Hawkins, Mezzo-Soprano: Raehann Bryce-Davis, Tenor: Victor Ryan Robertson Baritone: Will Liverman, Bass-Baritone: Michael Sumuel


Tickets: € 20 / 15


19 SUN (90‘) 11: 00 

Peripato | Maria Varnakkidou, Constantina Andreou 


A journey across time, an imprint of memory, an experience of sound and visual images, conceived by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou in the framework of Rialto’s Associate Artist Residence Scheme. 


A soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future. Stories from the past, monuments and buildings that have been changing over the course of time, as well as a glance at the future of the Square. Amidst all these, the Rialto becomes the protagonist, a theatre that has been shaping a cultural identity, constituting a significant chapter in the history of the emblematic Heroes’ Square.


Soundwalk translation in English: Diamanto Stylianou & Despina Pirketti. 


Tickets: € 5

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19 SUN 17: 00 (65’) 

Coppelius’ Dream Ι Epilogi Cultural Movement (4+)


A musical tale featuring choral covers of some of the most famous ballet music scores: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppélia, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote.


Following the musical tale Mr Beethoven’s magic pencil and the opera for children Prince Frog, which both resonated with the young audience, Epilogi Cultural Movement hosts a third educational concert with actors, musicians and a children’s choir on stage.


Music and lyrics written by: Corina Vasiliou

Cast: Andreas Daniel, Anthi Kasinou

Piano: Corina Vassiliou, Gergana Georgieva 

Epilogi Cultural Movement Children’s Choir & Workshop


Tickets: € 10 / 7


21 TUE 20:30 (75’)

Piano Duets

Manolis Neofytou (6+)


Four distinguished pianists, Manolis Neophytou, Canan Kocaay, Eleni Mavromoustaki, Mariola Charitidou perform works for two pianos and eight hands.


They will present works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saens, Antonin Dvorak, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexei Tsfasman, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis.


Tickets: € 15 / 12

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23 – 27 THU - MON 

A tribute to Theodoros Terzopoulos


The Rialto Theatre and Cyprus University of Technology organise a tribute in honour of Theodoros Terzopoulos, one of the most celebrated directors in the history of world theatre, hosting a series of events  including discussions, a hands-on workshop on T. Terzopoulos’ method presented by his close collaborator Savvas Stroumbos, with the participation of actors and students, a screening of Spyros Tsiftsis’ documentary titled Dionysos, the return, and the staging of the milestone performance Alarme, thirteen years after its historic premiere in Attis. Organised by the Rialto Theatre and Cyprus University of Technology, in collaboration with the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute.


Theodoros Terzopoulos was born in Makrygialos village, in the Pieria area of Northern Greece. He attended Kostis Michailidis’ Drama School (Athens, 1965-1967) and, later on, Berliner Ensemble (Berlin, 1972-1976). He served, among other posts, as the director of the Drama School of the State Theatre of Northern Greece, and as the Artistic Director of the International Meetings of Ancient Drama in Delphi. Since 1993 to this date, he serves as the Chairman of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics, having organised nine T.O. globally.


With his group, Attis Theatre, which he established in 1985, Theodoros Terzopoulos has presented to this date 2100 performances all over the world (excluding those staged in Greece), at some of the most prestigious international festivals and theatres. He has also led and presented multiple workshops and lectures, and he is an Emeritus Professor at international academies and universities in Greece and internationally. Today, his method and ancient tragedy performances are being taught in thirty universities.

Theodoros Terzopoulos has received a multitude of awards and accolades. Publications on his work and on Attis Theatre have been released in twelve languages. “The Return of Dionysus” (Attis Theatre Publications), a book on his Method, was published in 2015 and continues to be translated in many languages.


25 SAT 20:30 (60’)

Alarme - Attis Theatre


Alarme is a scenic composition based on the correspondence between Maria Stewart and Queen Elizabeth A’, illustrating the love-hatred relationship between the two queens who, in reality, never really met. Terzopoulos’ work revolves around the much relevant topic of power.


In Greek with English subtitles.


Direction / Set installation / Dramaturgical composition: Theodoros Terzopoulos

Costumes: LOUKIA, Music: Panayiotis Velianitis

Lighting: Theodoros Terzopoulos, Constantinos Bethanis


Cast: Aglaia Pappa, Sophia Hill, Tasos Dimas


Tickets: € 20 / 15

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