Melbourne's Capitol Theatre is set for reopening after five years of renovation

Historic Theatre To Reopen Monday June 3

Melbourne's historic Capitol Theatre will return to public programming on Wednesday June 5 following a period of extended refurbishments that forced the building to initially close in 2014.

Originally opened in 1924, the theatre is registered with the Australian Heritage Comission, the National Trust and Heritage Victoria, and is considered an architectural masterpiece with an ornate Chicago Gothic style.




Now owned by RMIT University, the Swanston Street building is set to host a number of showings from this year's Melbourne International Film Festival, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and Japanese Film Festival Australia.


"By transforming this beloved landmark and partnering with ACMI, we’re creating a space not just for RMIT students and staff, but for the wider Melbourne community,” RMIT Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Paul Gough said last November.


For an interactive tour of the Capitol Theatre, click here.