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The Regent Theatre

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Central Business District
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Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9299 9500
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

The landmark Regent Theatre holds a key part in our city’s history since...

The landmark Regent Theatre holds a key part in our city’s history since opening as a grand picture palace in 1929. Having survived a fire, a flood, 20 years in darkness and many threats of demolition, the venue reopened in August 1996, meticulously refurbished and returned to its breathtaking former glory.Today it stands more lavish and grand than ever and continues to host some of the world’s most renowned theatre productions.

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Grand old theatre

This is a very grand old theatre that I've been to a couple of times to see different shows. Very comfortable seating and good views of the stage. Easy access for everyone, with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Swan Hill, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to the Regent for several performances and had the pleasure of seeing Shanghai Ballet's Swan Lake this time around. It's a lovely old theatre, but I would suggest that staff do not allow latecomers to take their seats during a performance. It's very distracting for audience members who have arrived on time and having had my toe trodden... More 

Thank Deborah B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see Swan Lake performed by The Shanghai Ballet, it was superb however, a few issues. It's best to go next door if u need to go to the ladies, during intermission, as the queue was long and only one toilet. The smoke from smokers outside wafted into the main entrance and it was overwhelming. Also if someone... More 

Thank butterfly552015
Swan Hill, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very grand old theatre that I've been to a couple of times to see different shows. Very comfortable seating and good views of the stage. Easy access for everyone, with lifts for those unable to use the stairs.

Thank malleegirl
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show. Very much an eye opener. Story time with some great music. Will get the book to finish the story for sure.

Thank Wemah
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very "grand", very large and very spacious. You will feel comfortable as you watch your show and your view around the person in front probably won't be too restricted.

Thank nakiaaa
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is in really great shape - ornate and well maintained and good comfortable seats - my wife and I enjoyed the whole evening as the entertainment and the setting was outstanding - don't know who owns this building but they do a really great job of keeping it at world standard

Thank G B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a lovely theatre with plenty of room but perhaps the major attraction is its excellent access for the disabled and elderly. Access to the stalls can be arranged via a lift and once there you are greeted by an incline and no steps.

Thank JustTravelAnywhere
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the matinee performance of Ladies in Black at the Regent. What a grand old theatre! Wonderful atmosphere in this building. The musical was set in the 50's-60's and this was the perfect venue. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and the experience.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This theatre is amazing. The architecture is just beautiful. Lovely old fashioned building, great seating for the shows. The acoustics are spot on for such an old building. Also the staff are helpful and friendly, the snacks and drinks are surprisingly affordable. This is just a lovely venue in general. Also the shows here are world class.

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If a traditional old world theatre is your thing then this is the place to see. It's one of those beautifully and well preserved venues. To boot, it has a massive period appropriate reception venue. It doesn't have great modern facilities but that's just not its thing. Think, period heritage old world theatre 🎭

Thank Dan M

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