Rent the Rialto


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The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University is an exquisite multiple-purpose facility. Each space invites diverse programming and exciting event possibilities. From performances to receptions to meetings, let the Rialto help make your next event a unique and successful one!

Rialto Theater

  • 833 fixed seats
  • Elevator and wheel chair access
  • Assisted listening devices available
  • Complete lighting, sound and projection systems
  • Scrims, black drape, marley dance floor, follow spots, choir risers and podiums
  • Professional production staff includes Stage Manager, Master Electrician, Sound Engineer and Stage Hands
  • Ample backstage space with a   green room equipped for backstage hospitality, two “star” dressing rooms with separate toilet and showers and two choral dressing rooms
  • Stage sound piped into the dressing rooms and green room
  • Private, secured access to backstage area


Rialto Lobby


  • Accommodates 400 for a standing reception
  • Accommodates 160 – 250 for a seated dinner
  • Accommodates 150 seated theater-style
  • 5,600 square feet for public use
  • 3,400 square feet of support space (box office, restrooms and catering preparation area)
  • Wireless Internet Capabilities
  • All Licensed and Insured caterers are welcome
  • Pre-performance patron arrival and intermission use of the lobby is included with theater rental
  • Full front of house staff – House Manager, Ushers, set up and tear down
  • Use of our inventory of chairs and tables
  • Podiums
  • Easels
  • Bar
  • Dance Floor
  • Plant Rental available
  • Catering prep area with ice machine, refrigeration, locked storage and  private access



SunTrust Presidential Suite


  • 1,100 square feet of multi-purpose space for VIP receptions, press room, training, lectures, lounge area, extra backstage holding space, pre-show dining (ask about group rates to Rialto series events)
  • No fixed seating
  • Capacity is approximately 48 banquet seating, 80 theatre seating and 100 standing
  • Located on the lower level of the facility with entry through the Lobby with private access to the backstage of theater
  • Adjustable, dimming lights
  • Attractive entryway/lobby that provides additional reception space
  • Equipped with a phone line and network access


Please contact the Events Department for full pricing information.