With its spectacularly ornate Chicago-gothic style, The Capitol is one of Melbourne's most beloved architectural icons.

RMIT's state-of-the-art refurbishment has transformed The Capitol into a contemporary centre for the cultural and education industries, with a variety of flexible spaces avilable to innovate and enjoy.

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

We also have a salon - a flexible, multi-purpose space for workshops, installations, exhibitions, meetings and pre or post-event drinks.

Finally, our lounge is an intimate, multi-purpose space for collaborative meetings, workshops and pre or post-event drinks.


113 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Building 113, RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus



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

Once inside the 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 Street 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.


Amenities with wheelchair access are available on the Foyer level. This includes a baby change area.


The Theatre has eight accessible spaces, accompanied by eight companion seats.

Four of these spaces accessible from the Foyer level via a door past the toilets. The other four spaces accessible from the Salon level via the internal lift.

Please see our front of house staff to accompany you to one of these spaces if required.

Hearing Loop

The Capitol is equipped with a hearing loop throughout the building. Please see our front of house staff members if required.

Eat & Drink

The Capitol's Coffee and Candy Bar is located in the Foyer, and serves a selection of premium coffee, confectionary and light snacks. You'll find our selection of wines and beers in the Wine Bar, located in the Salon.
The Mahony Group are available to cater events and functions at The Capitol. Please contact us to discuss.