Perth party spot to close its doors

Capitol is to close its doors.
Capitol is to close its doors.

PERTH nightclub Capitol will close its doors for the last time on New Year’s Day.

The late-night music and party spot will shut on January 1 to make space for a major renovation.

The building will undergo construction for a completely new venue with updated facilities, which is set to open March 1.

Capitol has been a popular nightclub since 2007 and has housed thousands of live performances, including names like The Strokes, Grinspoon, Violent Soho and Teenage Fanclub.

Venue owner David Heaton said after almost 13 years and 620 weeks of partying, the club will close its doors for good.

“All good things must come to an end,” he said.

“Don’t despair though, we have a big line-up of national and international acts to send us off in style.”

The building that housed Capitol and the rest of the Amplifier Capitol complex has been a busy night spot for over 30 years, with popular predecessors Pinnochio’s, Globe and the Monkey Bar.

The new venue will continue to focus on live music and has already been booked for some 2020 shows, like SoCal punk group Lagwagon in mid-March.

Until the new venue opens in March, Mr Heaton said, “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.”