Last chance to dance at Capitol

One of Perth's most iconic nightclubs is closing its doors at the end of the year.

Jordy Cook
November 26, 2019

Perth’s live music mainstay and late-night party mecca Capitol will go out with a bang this New Year’s Eve, closing its doors for the final time on January 1. 

Capitol’s imminent closure is due to a major renovation of the building, which will see the construction of a completely new venue with significantly improved facilities, state of the art production and an exciting program of events.   

Owner of Capitol, David Heaton says all good things must come to an end.

“Don’t despair though;  we have a big line-up of national and international acts to send us off in style. We would like to thank all our incredible patrons and the hundreds of local, national and international artists that have shared the good times with us,” he said. 

Capitol has hosted thousands of live performances, with bands and DJs programmed several nights a week.

It swiftly became one of Perth’s premier live music venues, hosting prominent international touring artists like The Strokes, Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jnr, Mercury Rev, Everclear, Fantomas, The Bronx, Jimmy Eat World and more.

Capitol has also hosted the wildly popular club night Death Disco, led by sibling DJs Anton and Andrei Mazandarani, every weekend since the club opened its doors, the final Death Disco will take place at Capitol on December 28.    

While many will mourn Capitol - especially Saturday night’s Death Disco crowd - the club’s closure paves the way for something new.   

The new-look venue, slated to open March 1, will continue to make live music its cornerstone, attracting the nation’s and the world’s best artists and DJs.   

Until the new venue’s opening in  March, Heaton says, “Amplifier Bowl and Edison Late Night bar are still your go-to places in Murray Street for Perth’s best local, national and international acts. As  for Capitol, well, you’ll  have to  watch this space!” 

For Perth locals somehow yet to experience a big night at Capitol, and those who have made memories there over the years, the coming eight weeks are your last chance to dance.   

Venue programming through to the end of December is stuffed to the gills with live music and  DJs, with the Official Origin After Party on New Year’s Eve serving as the last hurrah.  

Head to the website for the full program of events. 

Jordy Cook

Hey guys! I’m Jordy and I love all things food, fun and outdoors. Thank you for sharing my passion for Perth and all the amazing opportunities that come along with this city.