Capitol Theatre

Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

After years of neglect, the art deco Capitol Theatre was freshly restored in 2015 and is once again taking centre stage. Built in 1929 and locally dubbed 'the Grande Dame', the former movie palace is part of the luxury Capitol Piazza development, and hosts both film screenings and live performances.

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