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The Capitol

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.


For more information, visit their website here.


113 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

Phone: (03) 9650 4017


Accessible toilets available

Wheelchair accessible amenities are located on the Foyer level. Facilities include a baby change area.

Assistive Listening

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

Wheelchair accessible

Entrances: Enter 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. From the Foyer, a separate lift provides access to the Theatre, Salon and Lounge levels inside The Capitol.

Wheelchair accessible

Seating: The Capitol Theatre has eight accessible spaces, accompanied by eight companion seats. Please ask our front of house staff for directions or to accompany you to one of these spaces if assistance is required.

Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Getting here

Stop 6: Town Hall & Collins St – Routes 11, 12, 48, 109
Stop 11: Collins St & Swanston St – Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72

The Capitol is an approximately five-minute walk from Flinders Street Train Station or Melbourne Central Station.

Some metered and/or timed parking spaces are located on Russell, Exhibition and surrounding streets. There are also several nearby car parks, including Federation Square car park.

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Privacy Policy

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Centre stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.