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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 make its Melbourne/Naarm debut this October.  In partnership with Fever and the Royal Opera of Madrid, Authentic Flamenco presents Paula Rodriguez will run for four nights only between October 20 and October 28 at Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre.  Following a successful run in North America and Brazil, the enrapturing live dance performance 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 Paula Rodriguez and José Escarpín as dancers, Jonathan Reyes and José del Calli as vocalists, Antonio Jiménex on the guitar, and Juan Amaya Amador El Cafelito on percussion. Running from October 20 until October 29, tickets for Authentic Flamenco begin at $79. For more information and to book tickets, you can visit the website here. RECOMMENDED: Planning an overseas getaway? Check out the 2023 global airline rankings A legendary band is performing at the AFL grand final and we're ready to rock 'n' roll all night Australia’s best wines for 2023 have just been revealed  

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