Located in the heart of Sydney's entertainment district in Haymarket, the Capitol Theatre stands today as a symbol of the unity of modern and historic Sydney. Established in 1892, the Capitol Theatre has seen various incarnations.
Over the course of its over one hundred year history, the Capitol Theatre has been transformed from the home of the Wirth Bros circus to the silver screen chain of the American-owned Union Theatres.
The only unchangeable aspect of the premises, restored in the 1980s, is the sense of Hollywood glitz, with just a hint of kitsch, that is embodied in every gilded decoration.
The Theatre is not only an area of particularly rich theatrical history, but also has a variety of architectural features that will captivate potential visitors, designed by John Eberson, an American architect, whose theatres can be found in various cities, including New York City, Paris, and Venezuela.
It is perhaps as a result of the unique fusion of architectural and cultural attainment that the Capitol Theatre offers 1.5 hour tours of the Capitol Theatre's premises.
The tours cost $23.50 for adults, $18.50 for concessions, and $14.50 for children aged 12 years and under, and the Theatre offers discounts for adults, concessions and children attending in groups of over 10 people.
It is possible to book online or over the telephone on (02) 8512 9020. The Capitol Theatre website also provides the details of the various modes of transport that can be used in order to get to the iconic theater.