The Capitol offers a variety of flexible spaces available to book for screenings, workshops, conferences, talks, meetings and exhibitions.

Melbourne’s most iconic theatre can host screenings, theatre, talks, conferences, lectures and workshops.

  • 554 seat theatre, 8 accessible spaces
  • 4K DCP Projection
  • Dolby surround sound for cinema
  • Retractable cinema screen
  • Lectern and plug-and-play capabilities for talks, conferences and lectures
  • Programmable LED coloured ceiling light display
  • Fly tower and stage rig
  • Sound and lighting desks, AV facilities
  • Please note The Capitol Theatre is not a live music venue

A flexible, multi-purpose space for workshops, installations, exhibitions, meetings and pre or post-event drinks.

  • 150 pax standing with seating banquets for 20 pax in-situ
  • 80 pax seated lecture-style
  • 20 pax seated meeting-style
  • Wine Bar for drinks and snacks
  • Optional event catering
  • Toilet facilities
  • The Salon has accessible lift access from the Foyer on level one

An intimate, multi-purpose space for collaborative meetings, workshops and pre or post-event drinks.

  • 40 pax standing
  • 10 pax seated in banquets and armchairs in-situ
  • Optional event catering
  • Toilet facilities
  • The Lounge has accessible lift access from the Foyer on level one and Salon on level two
  • 100 standing
  • Coffee & Candy Bar for drinks, snacks and confectionary
  • Box office facilities
  • Flexible networking, event and breakout space
  • Optional event catering
  • Accessible and general toilet facilities
  • The Foyer has accessible lift access from The Capitol Arcade on the ground floor (Swanston Street)


Accessible Entrances

Enter via The Capitol arcade from Swanston Street or Howie Place. Halfway through the arcade there’s a lift between the jeweller (Your Jeweller) and the drycleaner. Take the lift up to The Capitol’s Foyer level.

Once inside The Capitol Foyer there is a separate central lift which provides access to the Theatre, Salon and Lounge. The Capitol’s internal lift is located up the ramp in the Foyer.


There are a number of on-street accessible parking spaces located on Little Collins St and surrounding streets. Parking is also available at a number of nearby car parks including Fed Square car park, which has two accessible car spaces on each level.

Accessible Toilets

Amenities with wheelchair access are available on the Foyer level (includes baby changearea.)


The Theatre has eight accessible spaces accompanied by eight companion seats:

  • Four spaces accessible from the Foyer level via a door past the toilets.
  • Four spaces accessible from the Salon level via the internal lift.

Please see the venue’s front of house staff to accompany you to one of these spaces if required.

Hearing Loop

The Capitol is equipped with a Hearing loop through the building. Please see a front of house staff member if required.

For more information and special requests please contact us.