The Capitol RMIT

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


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.



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.


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


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


The Capitol Theatre has eight accessible spaces, accompanied by eight companion seats. Four of these spaces are accessible from the Foyer level. The remaining four spaces are accessible from the Salon level (Level 3) via the lift.

Please ask our front of house staff for directions or to accompany you to one of these spaces if assistance is required.

Hearing Loop

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

Auslan Interpretation

The Blak & Bright Literary Festival Opening event Auslan interpretation will be provided.

Events at this venue:


Blak & Bright Festival Opening Event

Join us to celebrate the official opening of the 2022 Blak & Bright Literary Festival! Witness, Solace, the commissioned performance by Jackie Sheppard, Bryan Andy, James Henry and Steven Rhall, exploring mental health. Followed by special guest, Melissa Lucashenko, talking to the theme, ‘What’s Changed? What’s Stayed the Same?’, with spotlight on writers Jazz Money, …

March 18, 2022