The Capitol

The Capitol

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Originally built in 1924, and reopened in 2019, The Capitol has a spectacular architectural and cinematic history, and is recognised as a true Melbourne icon.

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What's On

Classics of the Silver Screen: Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959)

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 25 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. Starring Marilyn Monroe,Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as it was when it first knocked audiences out six decades ago.

Classics at the Capitol: Thelma and Louise (Scott, 1991)

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 25 Feb 2024

With this pop-culture landmark, screenwriter Callie Khouri and action auteur Ridley Scott rewrote the rules of the road movie, telling the story of two best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong—leading them on a high-speed southwestern odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms.

Do the Right Thing (1989) and The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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Six Young Punks: GDR documentary double feature

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Across two documentaries, follow the lives of six young artists finding their voice in 70s and 80s East Germany. This screening at The Capitol accompanies the exhibition Wanderings About History – The Photography of Ulrich Wüst, on display at RMIT Gallery.

ASEAN Artistic Collaboration Showcase

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Join us at one of Melbourne's most iconic and spectacular venues, The Capitol, for a cultural collaborations showcase offering insights into the rich and diverse partnerships between Australia and ASEAN nations.

WIRE's Great Debate: The Good Old Days Weren't That Good

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 07 Mar 2024

RMIT is delighted to be partnering with women's information and referral service WIRE on International Women's Day, marking the trailblazing organisation's 40 years of service with a Great Debate. Committed to justice and gender equity WIRE has been fighting to address social and structural inequalities impacting women and gender diverse people for many years.

Norah Yang and Men Qiang: Chinese-language Standup Comedians

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 14 Mar 2024

In 2024, Spring will bloom as beautiful Melbourne welcomes two Chinese stand-up comedians, Norah Yang and Men Qiang, for their first overseas double headliner! Two performances: 7:00PM and 9:00PM.

What the Cameras Saw and Remembered: two films by CAMP

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We invite you to a rare opportunity to watch two acclaimed films by Mumbai based artist group CAMP.

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Venue hire

The Capitol is available to hire for screenings, performances, talks, conferences, festivals, meetings and private events.

Our spaces

The Capitol is a contemporary centre for the cultural and education industries, with a variety of flexible spaces available to innovate and enjoy.

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Address

113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Enter via Capitol Arcade,
opposite Melbourne Town Hall

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.