A new destination for culture, education and innovation




113 Swanston Street

Melbourne VIC 3000
(opposite Melbourne Town Hall)

Building 113, RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus


The Capitol is an accessible venue. Please contact us to discuss your accessibility requirements before attending an event and visit our venue page for more accessibility information.

Eat & Drink

The Capitol Coffee, Candy and Wine Bar serves a selection of premium coffee, confectionary, light snacks, wine and beer. The Coffee & Candy Bar is located in the Foyer (level 1) and the Wine Bar is located in the Salon (level 2) where you’re welcome to relax before or after an event or show.

The Mahony Group are available to cater events and functions at The Capitol. Please contact us to discuss.


For general enquiries please email thecapitol@rmit.edu.au


With its spectacularly ornate Chicago-gothic style, The Capitol is one of Melbourne’s most beloved architectural icons. With RMIT’s state-of-the-art refurbishment it has been transformed into a contemporary centre for the cultural and education industries, with a variety of flexible spaces available to innovate and enjoy.


Designed by celebrated architects Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin, The Capitol is considered to be one of their finest interior design works.

Originally known as the Capitol Theatre, the 1924 venue was Melbourne’s most beloved cinema and one of its most treasured architectural icons for ninety years.

RMIT and Six Degrees Architects have reimagined The Capitol as a contemporary destination for culture, education and innovation, and lovingly restored many of the theatre’s original features.

It will continue to inspire and delight patrons as it has for almost a centenary, but The Capitol is now equipped to educate, collaborate and connect with the future of Melbourne’s creative community.

Take a look through our gallery of images from past events at The Capitol.


All spaces at The Capitol are available to book for screenings, workshops, conferences, talks, meetings and exhibitions. Please visit our Bookings page for further details on how to get in touch.