The historic Capitol Theatre, located in the district of Haymarket started out in 1892 as the Belmore Markets and the fruit and foliage motif of the market is still visible in the arches today.
In 1916, the market was renovated to become the home of a circus that continued for about ten years, at which point it was no longer viable. At that time, a lavish movie theatre was envisioned and by 1928 patrons were captivated by the enchanting experience the new theatre provided. However, as time progressed, the advent of television started to erode audiences and the theatre gradually fell into disrepair to the point demolition was considered in the late 1970s. Fortunately, that never came to pass as a conservation order by the Heritage Council saved the Capitol Theatre.
The order to save the Capitol Theatre led to an extensive renovation costing 30 million dollars and taking two years to complete.
Today the Capital Theatre delights audiences with a wide range of top performances. The Theatre has seating for 2038 patrons and the Orchestra Pit can accommodate up to 110 musicians.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Capitol TheatreFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Music Venues
13 Campbell St
Haymarket New South Wales 2000
Phone: +61 2 9320 5000
Lilian L. Jan-24-2017
Forget the opera house (okay, architecture is great.. but the shows there.. yeah.. NO, I mean you can't see anything unless you pay over three hundred... Read More
Sam S. Jul-25-2017
The site of the Capitol Theatre has provided entertainment to the people of Sydney since the early 19th century when this piece of land was used by early... Read More
Eugenie C. Oct-18-2015
Like other Yelpers have said, Capitol Threatre looks like an average building and has been sitting in Central for years without any renovations. I was... Read More
Accommodations near Capitol Theatre:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Light Rail L1||Capitol Square||0 minutes|
|T1, T2, T3, T4, T8, or T9||Central Station||5 minutes|
How to get to Capitol Theatre by Train
By Light Rail L1: get off at the Capitol Square stop which is right next to the Capitol Theatre.
By Train: take the Eddie Avenue exit at Central Station, go to your right, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and walk north through Belmore Park. The theatre occupies the block just west of the north end of the park.
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