Theatre Tours

The fascinating history and unique architecture of the Capitol Theatre

Due to current COVID-Safety protocols in place, we are unable to offer Capitol Theatre Tours at this time. Please continue to check this page for updates on when Tours will return.

Would you like to find out more about the fascinating history and unique architecture of the Capitol Theatre? Book a tour!

Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on the Capitol’s journey over the last century from hippodrome to picture palace to rock venue to finally become a world-class musical theatre venue - it’s quite a story.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience the beautiful atmospheric auditorium and observe the quirky architectural elements of John Eberson’s theatrical design vision. You’ll also gain an insight into just what it takes to stage a major musical production.

Tour duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Tours are scheduled for non-show days, primarily on selected Monday mornings.

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Tour Prices

Adult: $38.50

Concession: $33.50 (pensioners, seniors card and valid student cards)

Children: $29.50 (12 years of age & under)

Groups Adult: $34.50pp (10+)

Groups Concession: $30.50pp (10+)

Groups Children: $27.50pp (10+)

Schools: $27.50 (per student)

Theatre History

In 1916 the building was converted to a hippodrome designed specifically for the Wirth Bros circus.

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