Rentals and Advertising

Rio Stage

The Theatre

There are few – if any – venues in the city with the intimacy and acoustics like the Rio. Concerts here are unforgettable and our lighting department is headed by one of the most highly requested technicians in the city. If you are renting the theatre for your movie premiere or film festival, our projectionists will ensure that your film is cared for every step of the way. Beyond live music and film screenings, we host a variety of events from seminars, fashion shows, comedy shows, award galas, graduations, film shoots and weddings to name a few.

Our concession & bar has a wide range of options from locally brewed Craft beer, wine, cider mixed drinks, candy, pop, popcorn, and grilled cheese sandwiches made with local ingredients from La Grotta Del Formaggio and A Bread Affair.


Technical Specifications 

Stage: W40′ x D20′ x H5′

Silver Screen: W35′ x H15′ for scope ratio (2.39:1)

Seats: 409 (Main Floor: 301, Balcony: 108)

Dance Floor: W40′ x D10′ (450 square feet)

Projector: NEC NC2000C (HD Digital)

Sound: 5.1 Surround

Full List here


Interested in Booking?

Please email us at [email protected] with the subject heading “Interested in Booking [insert date] | [insert organization]”. In the body of the email, tell us a little about the event you’re looking to hold – film or live, public or private – and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Rates vary depending on date and time.

*Registered Non-Profits and Charities receive a 10% discount on all rental rates.

Educational Rentals

Are you looking for a unique outing for your school or organization? The theatre is available for 3 hour weekday bookings between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.

For $14 (plus GST) per attendee, we will screen the DVD/BluRay of your choice) along with small popcorn and fountain pop. Adult supervisors are free.

The use of 2 microphones and our PA system is included.

On-Screen Advertising

To see your ad on the big screen before our movies, contact [email protected]


About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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