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RMIT Capitol Theatre

  • Theatre
  • Melbourne
Interior of Capitol Theatre in 2019
Photograph: Ben Swinnerton/Supplied

Time Out says

The Capitol Theatre has come a long way since its grand opening back in 1924. It was designed by famous architects Walter Burley and Marion Mahoney Griffin (also known for creating Canberra). The theatre was then owned by RMIT University from 1999 up until it shut in 2014. After a huge $40 million refurbishment, the 580-seat theatre reopened in 2019. 

While this single-screen cinema no longer screens any new-releases, it does serve as a dazzling venue for film festivals and special events. 


113 Swanston St
Nearby stations: Flinders Street

What’s on

Authentic Flamenco

¡Ole! It’s time to don your frilliest dress as the critically acclaimed traditional flamenco show Authentic Flamenco is set to return to Melbourne/Naarm this June.  In partnership with Fever and the Royal Opera of Madrid, Authentic Flamenco presents Angeles Gabaldon will run for three nights only between Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 23 at Melbourne's Capitol Theatre. Following a successful seasons in North America and Brazil, the enrapturing company will showcase the rich heritage of flamenco, the traditional art form that dates back to the 18th century and is based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain.  During the 65-minute live presentation, audiences will witness lightning-fast footwork and be whisked away on a journey of fiery passion and emotion, featuring award-winning Spanish artists Ángeles Gabaldón and Alejandro Rodríguez as dancers, Inma la Carbonera, María Antonia Fernández, El Picuo and Miguel González Angeriz as vocalists, and Rosa Escobar López on viola. Running from June 21 until June 23, tickets for Authentic Flamenco begin at $79. For more information and to book tickets, you can visit the website here. Stay in the loop: sign up for our free Time Out Melbourne newsletter for the best of the city, straight to your inbox. Want more dance? Escape into an enticing era past at this titillating new cabaret venue 

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