We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capitol Theatre

13 Campbell Street | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Chinatown)
+61 2 9320 5000
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #52 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: THE LION KING now playing until 31 August. WICKED from 20 September. WICKED from 20 September 2014. SHEN YUN from 6-15 February 2015. Sydney's... more » Owner description: THE LION KING now playing until 31 August. WICKED from 20 September. WICKED from 20 September 2014. SHEN YUN from 6-15 February 2015. Sydney's beautiful historic Capitol Theatre is host to world class musicals, theatre, ballet, concerts and performers. « less
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    47
    9
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Loved it, first time in box seat. Wine & nibbles made it a special night which was a gift from my daughters.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went to the Theatre to see The Lion King and was so impressed by the exquisite architecture of this building. It is stunning throughout. The theatre has an old world charm about it and every single staff member we came into contact with was outstanding. The Theatre was packed but you could still get around. Would definitely recommend anyone getting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A lovely atmosphere and suitable for a family activity. We saw the Lion King and it was superb. Wonderful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I recently saw the Lion King at one of the most beautifully decorated theatres in Sydney. I was impressed by the highest quality staff. Courteous, and helpful from the welcoming guy at the front entry to the ushers at the door. Well done by all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
stamphappy
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We saw the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre and were delighted with the charm of the old building. As a theatre it's still in very good condition, and the facilities were excellent. The foyer areas really are only just big enough to fit the audience if there's a full house, but the seats are comfortable. The view from the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheatreManagement, Manager at Capitol Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review of the Capitol Theatre! We are so glad that you appreciated our atmospheric auditorium and all it’s beauty. We hope to welcome you back to the Capitol Theatre in the future. Kind Regards Paul Rigby Deputy General Manager More

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My friends and I went and saw The Lion King at the Capitol Theatre which is without doubt the best show ever to reach broadway. However it was let down by the venue in which it was hosted. The seats and viewing area were very good but the seats themselves were hard, itchy velvet and outdated. It was impossible to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheatreManagement, Manager at Capitol Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Ellie, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience at the Capitol Theatre. The comfort of our patrons is very important to us and we are continuously striving to maintain and improve our facilities. All of our seat cushions were replaced in 2012 and we regularly check the seats throughout the auditorium. As the Capitol Theatre is a... More

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I ,together with our little boy, visited this place last 25 May to watch The Lion King.We were not disappointed.The play was superb and we couldn't ask for more.The front office staffs were commendable and friendly.After the show we asked if we can have my son's reading material about the show autographed by at least one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheatreManagement, Manager at Capitol Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Oliver Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Capitol Theatre. We are very happy that you, your wife and son enjoyed The Lion King and appreciate your comments about our friendly Front of House staff. We are sorry to hear about your experience after the show. If you would kindly email us at capitol@ctm.com.au we... More

Newcastle
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great seats lovely atmosphere a fantastic theatre. Have visited the Capital twice very easy to get to by train and so close to great restaurants for a bit to eat before a show.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A nice theatre with very friendly and helpful staff. Seating is comfortable and all allow for great vision of the stage, regardless of location which is great for us short folk. Location is a bit out in China Town but otherwise I couldn't fault it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We purchased 7 seats five months in advance so we would get the back row for the show "The Lion King". We didn't get the back row and tickets at $128.00 each very very disappointed. CHECK YOUR SEATS WHEN BUYING TICKETS.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Capitol Theatre also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to Capitol Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Capitol Theatre, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing