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Hire The Capital

Located on historic View Street, the Capital was originally built as the Sandhurst Masonic Hall. It boasts a grand entry with towering Corinthian columns and an interior that has been restored to its original grandeur.

The Capital has six elegant spaces suited for your conference, dinner, workshop, meeting, function or expo:

  • the Auditorium
  • Capital Theatre Stage
  • Banquet Room
  • Bendigo Bank Theatre
  • Lanyon Room
  • Shades Bar.


Capital Theatre

The 480-seat first-floor Capital Theatre is a magnificent auditorium with Victorian plaster-work and tied seating. It has a modern stage with a full lighting rig and audio system.


Bendigo Bank Theatre at The CapitalBendigo Bank Theatre

Also located on the ground floor, this space offers a versatile auditorium. This unique heritage space has a leadlight lantern ceiling and was the original 1873 lodge room of the Freemasons. The room has two stage areas that are ideal for intimate music performances. It is popular for wedding ceremonies and receptions, cocktail parties and dinners, and is easily rearranged to suit corporate events, meetings and seminars.

These heritage spaces with their ornate plasterwork, decorative stained glass and magnificent ceilings are all equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. They lead onto graceful foyer spaces serviced by kitchen and bar facilities.


Banquet Room setup for a dinnerBanquet Room

This elegant ground-floor space is suited to larger group dinners, meetings, wedding receptions, awards nights, presentations or trade-show displays. It can be configured for performances, banquets, for cocktail functions or in a classroom or boardroom layout



50 View Street Bendigo.



The following table displays the upper limit for each space. 

 Area (M²)TheatreBanquetClassroomBoardroomCabaretCocktail
Capital Theatre AuditoriumN/A480N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Capital Theatre Stage117      
Banquet Room169120 - 15080 - 12040 - 5030 - 4080 - 100150 - 200
Bendigo Bank Theatre112100 - 12060 - 8040 - 5020 - 3060 - 80120 - 150 
Lanyon Room3620 - 30N/A10 - 1510 - 15N/A30 - 50
Shades Bar3620 - 30N/A10 - 1510 - 15N/A30 - 50


Technical specifications

The Capital Theatre has a modern stage with a counterweight flying system, full lighting rig and audio system. The Capital Theatre technical specifications are available to download here or contact our technical team.


Weddings at the Capital

Find out more about getting married at The Capital.


Getting here

Travel to Bendigo by car or train – 90 minutes from Melbourne. Local bus services and car parking options near our theatres. Find out about getting here.


Hire Information

Please contact our Events team for more information about hiring The Capital.

Visit our Information for Hirers page to download key plans, information, procedures, and terms and conditions for hosting your event in our venues.


BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.