Rialto Theatre

Offsite Venues
Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount

A key element of Montréal’s architectural and cultural heritage, the Rialto Theatre has developed from a neighbourhood movie theatre into a vibrant centre for the performing arts with a particular focus on promoting emerging local artists.

The Rialto Theatre is a rare beauty: unassuming on the outside, majestic on the inside. Built in 1923-1924 and designed by Montréal architect Raoul Gariépy, the striking Beaux-Arts façade was inspired by the Palais Garnier, Paris Opera. The neo-baroque interior features a steep-pitch balcony, theatre boxes, and a lavish décor by Emmanuel Briffa, designer of over sixty Canadian movie houses.

Marble staircases, painted ceilings, gilded moldings, and a Tiffany stained-glass dome adorn this former movie palace designated as a Historical Monument by the City of Montréal and the Government of Québec, and as National Historic Site of Canada.

In addition to presenting a full calendar of live entertainment in the main auditorium, the Rialto also offers halls of various sizes for private and corporate events, such as exhibitions, product launches, fundraisers, wedding receptions, galas and more. Rental includes tables, chairs and bar service, plus sound, lighting and projection systems and catering upon request.


Andria Carosielli

Meeting planning capacity

Number of meeting rooms by capacity

  • Number of meeting rooms (151 to 500): 2
  • Number of meeting rooms (501 to 1000): 1
  • Number of meeting rooms (1000 and over): 1

Maximal capacity by configuration

  • Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 1165
  • Maximum capacity - banquet: 300
  • Maximum capacity - auditorium: 1165
  • Number of meeting rooms: 4

  • Surface area of the largest room: 557 m² / 6000 ft²

  • Total surface area for exhibition: 557 m² / 6000 ft²

Rialto Theatre
5723 du Parc Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 4G9

Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount
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