The RMIT Capitol Theatre is a cultural and educational hub, home to a unique auditorium, learning and collaboration spaces and many other facilities.
The theatre is currently being refurbished will reopen in 2019 to RMIT students, staff and the community with an array of all new collaboration and meeting spaces, as well as café and bar facilities.
The RMIT Capitol Theatre is part of Capitol House, which was designed by renowned US architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.
The original auditorium contained a complex ceiling of geometric prisms and lights programed to synchronise with the theatre’s Wurlitzer Organ. The auditorium served as inspiration for the auditorium at Storey Hall.
Transport and access
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.
Bought in 1999 by RMIT University, this fabulous cinema and office block was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. It opened in 1924 and the Capitol cinema today is considered the finest interior design work by this talented couple.