Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre, Sydney: Hours, Address, Capitol Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Capitol Theatre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
About
Sydney's beautiful historic Capitol Theatre is host to world class musicals, theatre, ballet, concerts and performers.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
How to get there
  • Central • 5 min walk
  • Museum • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
675 reviews
Excellent
463
Very good
175
Average
25
Poor
5
Terrible
7

Lynn R
New South Wales, Australia14 contributions
definitely wasn't FROZEN
Mar. 2021
i regularly visit the Capital Theatre for shows and was not disappointed once again. the Theatre is a beautiful building and the COVID restrictions were well advised and policed. Masks were worn during the performance and in the foyers.
The show was fantastic. Seats are becoming uncomfortable now but this did not detract from the show.
Written 21 March 2021
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Hi Lynn. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and for being a regular at the Capitol! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed FROZEN as well and your theatre experience. We will pass on your feedback to our Maintenance team. Our team are ready and waiting to welcome you back to the theatre soon. - Capitol Theatre Team.
Written 15 April 2021
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aldavril
Wollongong, Australia1,056 contributions
So very special
Mar. 2021 • Couples
The old world charm of this beautiful theatre. Lots to look at. We saw the musical Frozen and we had amazing box seats. You can really lose yourself here. A step back in time. It’s wonderful this iconic theatre is still here for us all to enjoy. The staff are warm and friendly with amazing customer service skills. Well done can’t wait to return.
Written 3 March 2021
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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed FROZEN as well and your theatre experience. Our team are ready and waiting to welcome you back to the theatre soon. Kind Regards Capitol Theatre Team
Written 7 March 2021
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Abba Mosses
4 contributions
Walking into the past.
Sep. 2020
I didn't go in, just hanged around outside.
Just hanging around outside can transport me to the past but only up to a point.
Need to put on the internet more old photos of the people who entertained in Capitol Theatre Campbell St, Haymarket; this will enhance my imagination when I hang around outside the Capitol Theatre in Campbell St, Haymarket.
Written 26 September 2020
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patriciaphillips6
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
School of Rock Show
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Absolutely fabulous show showcasing many young musicians making the show very bright and very entertaining. A show for both young school children and adults.
Written 16 March 2020
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curiosity
Wellington14 contributions
Big promise - no delivery
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Its very nice music, dance alright, pretty colours and costumes, some great acrobatics... in a nice venue with friendly staff and a very efficient bar - but that's all of nicities. Its neither exceptional nor deserves all the attributes from the advertisement.

Dont fall for the advertisement. It is not a guided tour through thousands of years of Chinese history, more like a childish cross crossing through some fairytales and myths combined inedbed with regional flavours.

It is religious and political. It is Falung-Dafar propaganda - right in your face and cringeworthy. 

I expected more from the theatre and was disappointed that it would allow such false pretence. What should have been a night of marvelling at Chinese history and dance culture turned into a religious/political propaganda show with mediocre cultural content as framework.

Very disappointing

Written 8 March 2020
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adam b
1 contribution
Shen Yun 2020, it’s bad.
Mar. 2020 • Couples

Essentially the same dance in different costumes (sleeves of varying lengths) again and again with anti-intellectual, anti-science, anti-athiest, anti-Communist themes throughout that are about as subtle as a brick to the face.
About half way through the worlds worst Soprano sings the most ridiculous religious song promoting hard conservative morality, denouncing atheism and evolution by natural selection.
Written 8 March 2020
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Jennifer W
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
Theater experience
Dec. 2019
This beautiful old venue has been beautifully restored, the seating was most comfortable and well situated each row slightly off set from the one in front. all in all a most enjoyable experience.
Written 12 February 2020
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Barry G
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Great Venue
Apr. 2019
The theater is a great venue to see stage shows. It has ambiance of the old style show place and would recommend this to anyone
Written 11 February 2020
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Peter L.
Mona Vale, Australia11 contributions
School of Rock/Capital Theatre
Jan. 2020
We attended a Sunday matinee of School of Rock at the Capital Theatre Sydney. The theatre is an amazing place with friendly staff and plenty of leg room. The show it’s self was absolutely awesome. We had the alternate Dewey and he was great. The child cast with the singing and musical instrument playing is out of this world. A special mention must go to the young girl who played Tomika I think her name was Sabina our group thought she was fantastic. Make sure you see this great show before it’s too late. Congratulations Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Written 25 January 2020
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Jeffcreek
Grosse Ile, MI91 contributions
Nice Theater
Jan. 2020
We went here to see the School of Rock. It was a Friday afternoon and expected a lot of kids. There were many but very well behaved. The theater is very old but in very nice shape. No bad seats in the house. Acoustics and layout were very good. We enjoyed the show and would come back to see something else.
Written 21 January 2020
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