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The Capital

Architect: W.C. Vahland and Robert Getzschmann 1873

Bendigo | BEN08

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Building Description

Located in historic View Street, The Capital was originally built as the Sandhurst Masonic Hall in 1873 and boast one of the finest entries of any arts centre in the nationa with towering Corinthian columns and an interior that has been restored to its original grandeur.

The 480 seat capacity Capital Theatre sits above two elegant heritage chambers – The Capital’s Banquet Room and Bendigo Bank Theatre.  The Capital is a grand, National Trust-listed, Victorian era building with ornately decorated interiors.  Originally built with gold rush wealth as a Masonic Hall, the main auditorium sits atop ground floor ancillary spaces and was renovated in 1991 and a raked seating bank installed, to become Bendigo’s primary performing arts centre.  These days theatre-lovers enter through its towering Corinthian columns, to see performances by a local and international acts, comedy and cabaret, kids’ entertainers, dance and theatre companies.

Join a behind the scenes tour by Capital Venues and Events Staff just for Open House Bendigo.

What's On

Guided tours incorporate the Bendigo Bank Theatre, the Auditorium, and stage access.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 27 October 10am-12pm

  • Tour Type: FREE, Bookings Required

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am and 11am.

  • Access: Fully accessible. All ages

  • Notes: Queen Elizabeth Oval Carpark is recommended.

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)

  • Transport: Stop 2 Vintage Talking Tram Stop. Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details.

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of City of Greater Bendigo


50 View Street Bendigo 3550, Bendigo VIC


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