- Venue Hire
The Rialto Theatre Brighton is a multi purpose venue which can operate as a theatre, comedy or music venue and is available for hire for corporate events, workshops, and rehearsal space.
We have a variety of layouts (Diagrams to follow):
Front end stage, theatre in the round, to promenade.
Auditorium can be fixed row seating or cabaret layout with tables and chairs.
Our art deco bar (Bacall's) is also a space for performances and is also available for hire. The entire building is licensed for 200 people (inc staff) and can accommodate events, corporate functions, weddings and any major occasions that take your fancy.
The Rialto Theatre technical spec can be forwarded to you upon contacting the venue. There will be a general cover and focusable theatre lighting rig adaptable for theatre, comedy and music with a PA system and multimedia presentation capability.
Rialto Theatre capacity
Theatre layout up to 90
Private events - please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
For theatre companies a split box office system or hire is negotiable.
Downstairs bar (Bacall’s) is a 40 seater or 90 standing.
Full box office facility is assigned to your show.
Technical: A small fee is charged for technical and marketing support.
You are welcome to bring your own technician supervised by the house technician for get in's and get out's.
NB We have a no stags and hens policy.
As the theatre is a Grade 2 listed building, planning law does not allow us to build a lift, so disabled access is limited, although we will try to accommodate disabled customers where possible. At a later date when we hope to have developed a DDA option that doesn’t break the Grade 2 listed building regulations and subject to planning, we aim to be able to accommodate wheelchair uses. However, we regret that at this point in time, as it is a Grade 2 listed building, we are unable to provide this yet.