Arts and entertainment lovers will delight in this historic performing arts theatre, located just 1.7 miles away from the Aqua Breeze Inn. The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, originally built to accommodate a state-of-the-art Cycloramic screen, first opened its doors in 1949 and now hosts a wide variety of cinematic, theatrical and stage productions. Located in the East Santa Cruz business district, the theatre’s 675 seat venue is a classic arts and entertainment attraction in our vibrant city.
Concerts, comedy shows and film festivals abound at the Rio Theatre. No matter your preferences, there’s sure to be an upcoming event at the Rio to peak your interests. From yellow submarine sing-alongs, hysterical comedy acts, awards nights and eclectic film festivals, the Rio’s wide variety of acts is a staple in Santa Cruz.
Make your next wedding, corporate meeting, lecture, presentation or special event in Santa Cruz unforgettable! Historic and elegantly furnished, the theatre’s romantic, multi-purpose venue is a beautiful space for a memorable event. The Rio’s main theatre boasts original refurbished movie theatre seats and can host up to 650 guests. Audio/visual equipment, a large movie screen of 20 feet high by 30 feet wide, stage area and more will ensure your event goes off without a hitch.
Learn more about the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on their official website.
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
Event Info: 831-423-8209
Booking & Administration: Booking@riotheatre.com
Parking: There is plenty of parking on the streets near the Rio, and an additional public parking lot on 1103 Soquel Avenue.