The Capitol 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. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
All are welcome
A community of culture lovers.
A community of culture lovers.
A community of culture lovers.
Come on down to check out a film you probably won't see anywhere else, an exhibition that makes you go "hmmm" or a talk that leaves you speechless. Bring the kids, or maybe leave them at home, whatever floats your boat...


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

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.


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.

A street shot of The Capitol. It’s night time and the lights are glowing brightly. Blurred people walk past the front of the building. It looks warm and inviting. Two trees with green foliage stand on either side of the arcade entrance.

Eat & Drink

The Capitol’s Coffee & Candy Bar is located in the Foyer and an additional Wine Bar is located in the Salon. Both bars serve a selection of soft drinks, coffee, confectionary, light snacks, wine and beer. The Mahony Group are available to cater events and functions at The Capitol. Please contact us to discuss event bookings.