It's been a long wait but we now know when Melbourne's famous Capitol Theatre will make its return. 

After closing in 2014 to undergo some extensive refurbishments, the venue will re-open on Monday 3 June as The Capitol with public programming to commence from Wednesday 5 June. 

“By transforming this beloved landmark and partnering with ACMI, we’re creating a space not just for RMIT students and staff, but for the wider Melbourne community,” RMIT Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Paul Gough said in November.

“We’re creating a cultural and educational destination - a thriving centre where the creative community can interact, connect and collaborate.

“We’re embedding creative industries directly into RMIT and by doing that, we are able to provide unique student and staff experiences that they won’t find anywhere else.”