Rialto Theatre Venue Information

You can find out more information about the performance of The Duck and accessibility Here

The Rialto is a small but perfectly formed theatre with friendly and welcoming staff. It’s in a Grade II listed building with an Art Deco bar, and has a lot of quirky character. You can find out more about it on their website by clinking on their logo.


There is some pay parking within 5 mins walk (e.g. Buckingham Road), or an NCP car park at Brighton Centre on Russell Road, or an NCP car park at Brighton Theatre, both around a 7 minute walk away from The Rialto. Single yellow parking is free after 6pm.

Public Transport

The Rialto is a ten minute walk from Brighton Train Station and very central, with easy public transport links

Virtual Tour

The Rialto have helpfully made a walk-through of the ground floor of their venue, so you can have a virtual wander through the entrance and into the bar

Click Here to enter the virtual tour

Wheelchair Access – Currently Unavailable

Sadly there is currently no wheelchair access to the theatre as it is upstairs and there is no lift.

“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.”

Entrance to the Rialto with stairs up to the Theatre and Box Office to the right of the door just inside


The Ladies’ is accessed through the Bar and the Gents’ is off the corridor before you get into the bar, all on the ground floor

The Rialto in Pictures

Entrance to the Bar area which you access down a corridor past the box office on the ground floor
The Rialto’s Entrance
The Front of the Building
The Theatre

The Autact Team

Rhi, Andy, Jo and Lucy from Autact Theatre, will all be present at The Rialto to help you with any questions or issues you may have. Rhi, who wrote The Duck, will be doing a Q&A after the show for about 10 minutes.