The Capitol

113 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC


03 8660 4888

Box Office Hours

The Box Office is open one (1) hour before the first screening until fifteen (15) minutes after the final screening commences.

All MIFF box offices are cashless, only EFTPOS and credit card are accepted. Cash will not be accepted. 

Boasting a spectacularly ornate Chicago Gothic style, The Capitol is one of Melbourne’s most beloved architectural icons. Following RMIT’s state-of-the-art refurbishment, it has been transformed into a contemporary centre for the cultural and education industries, with a variety of flexible spaces available to innovate and enjoy. 

Box Office

The MIFF Box Office is located in the Foyer, accessible via a set of stairs from the Swanston Street entrance or via the lift in the Capitol Arcade to Level 1 for step-free/wheelchair access.

Food and Beverage 

There is a bar and candy bar located in the Foyer, offering beer, wine and refreshments. The cinema is licensed.

Venue Map

Click here to download the Capitol venue map.


There are two entrances into The Capitol Arcade: one is from Swanston Street; the other is from Little Collins Street through Carson Place, onto Howie Place heading towards Swanston Street.

From the Capitol Arcade there is a staircase that leads up towards the Level 1 Capitol Foyer.

For step-free/wheelchair access, enter The Capitol Arcade from Swanston Street or Howie Place. Follow the signs to the lift and take the lift to Level 1 for entry to The Capitol’s Level 1 Foyer level. To access the Level 2 Salon from the Foyer, take the ramp to the internal lift and take the lift to Level 2.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair access at The Capitol.

To enter the front of cinema, there is a large central staircase from the foyer level. There are stairs leading to the front, middle and rear sections of the cinema. 

There is an additional entrance from the Salon level, up a set of internal stairs to the right of the foyer. Entry from the Salon is into the centre of the cinema.

For step-free/wheelchair accessible seating, take the internal lift from the Foyer to the Level 2 Salon. There are two automatic doors on either side of the Salon to access the cinema. There are four (4) wheelchair spaces with companion seats in the centre of the cinema – two on the left and two on the right. Four (4) additional wheelchair spaces with companion seats are accessible from the Foyer level and are positioned at the front of the cinema.  

All seats are fabric except for the centre section, Rows J-P7 – 20, which are leather and have a small stow table.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair-accessible seating at The Capitol. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue.

Hearing Neck Loop: The Capitol is equipped with hearing neck loops. The hearing neck loop acts as a wireless connection to a personal hearing aid device equipped with a ‘T’ coil. 

Assistive Listening: The Capitol will also have Assistive Listening units available for collection at the MIFF Box Office. Assistive Listening units will only be available for use at specific film screenings.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket section to book a Hearing Loop or Assistive Listening device. You may be required to leave photo ID when borrowing a device. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue.

There are bathrooms available on the Foyer and upper Salon level.

An accessible gender-neutral bathroom is located on the Foyer level.

Getting Here



Level access tram stops nearby include:

  • Trams 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72:
    • Stop 13 – Flinders Street Station
    • Stop 11 – Collins Street (corner of Swanston and Collins Streets)
  • Trams 86 and 96:
    • Stop 6 – Swanston Street

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The Capitol is located in close proximity to Flinders Street Station and is serviced by both Swanston Street and Collins Street trams. 

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Secure Parking is a proud MIFF Partner and is offering all MIFF filmgoers discounted parking at selected car parks. The closest Secure Parking to The Capitol is 300 Flinders Street. For more information about how to redeem the discount, please visit the Secure Parking website.

Designated on-street Accessible Parking Bays are available at:

  • Flinders Street, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets
  • Flinders Lane, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets
  • Little Collins Street, between Russell and Elizabeth Streets

For drop off and pick-up, we recommend Collins Street or Little Collins Street.

    For more information about accessible parking in the city, please visit Parking for People with Disabilities.

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