The spectacular geometric ceiling of Melbourne’s iconic Capitol Theatre is set to shine again following a major revitalisation project.
The Capitol, as it will now be known, will be officially opened by RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE and Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney on Monday 3 June.
Designed by celebrated architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin to evoke a crystalline cave, RMIT has transformed the treasured landmark into a contemporary destination for culture, education and innovation that pays tribute to the venue’s wonderful history and architecture.
First opened in 1924 and closed since 2014, the venue will be open for public events from Wednesday 5 June.
What: Media are invited to the official opening of The Capitol
Interviews and photo / vision opportunities including a showcase of the fully restored ceiling and its spectacular LED lighting system
When: 9.00 am: Photo and vision opportunities
9.30 am: Official proceedings, including ribbon cutting
10.00 am – 11.00 am: one-on-one interviews and tours of The Capitol
Where: The Capitol
113 Swanston St, Melbourne.
Who: RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE
Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney
Dean of School of Architecture and Urban Design, Professor Martyn Hook
six degrees architects Director, Peter Malatt
Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Professor Lisa French
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available