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


574 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

LED coloured ceiling light display

Fly tower and stage rig

Sound and lighting desks, AV facilities


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

Accessible lift access from the Foyer


40 pax standing

10 pax seated in banquets and armchairs in-situ

Optional event catering

Toilet facilities

Accessible lift access from the Foyer and the Salon


100 pax 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

Accessible lift access from the Arcade on the ground floor (Swanston Street)


The Capitol is working with ACMI to manage all public bookings until May 2020.

RMIT Staff Members

If you are an RMIT staff member looking to book The Capitol for RMIT purposes - including conferences, meetings, screenings and one-off events - please contact the RMIT Venues team via

Public Bookings: Before May 2020

If you are not an RMIT staff member and are enquiring about booking The Capitol before May 2020, please contact the ACMI Festival and Events Team via

Public Bookings: After May 2020

For public booking enquiries after May2020, programmatic queries, curatorial submissions and general enquiries, please contact us at