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The Regent Theatre

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Address: 191 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9500
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Description: 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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Amazing architecture, very comfortable!

We recently saw The Lion King at the Regent Theatre and what a wonderful experience. Apart from the show being one of the best stage shows I've seen, the theatre itself was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Healesville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Would have thoroughly enjoyed the lion king more if the age of the children was restricted to above nine year olds,too many little children crying screaming and up and down every half hour to go to the toilet. Very disappointed

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In the Dress Circle, the tiers don't allow for a full view of the stage if someone is sitting in front of you. Not much leg room for anyone over six foot. These two things will bring much joy to my physiotherapist to assist in the repair of my cricked neck and sore knees.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We recently saw The Lion King at the Regent Theatre and what a wonderful experience. Apart from the show being one of the best stage shows I've seen, the theatre itself was amazing. Our seats were in the dress circle and they were comfortable and spacious, compared with those at the Princess Theatre, which are fairly squashy. I'm not particularly... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I caught the Lion King in Sydney 11 years ago, on a stop over during our honey moon. It was an amazing show back then, and on our 11th wedding anniversary my wife planned a surprise trip to Melbourne to see it again. 11 years later the show is still as stunning as when we first saw... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The detail, the atmosphere of this theatre just envelopes you. from the moment you see the outside festoon lights, to the moment the curtains open. It just adds to the event you are seeing.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you have a chance to see a show here do it. We saw The Lion King which was absolutely fantastic, but the theatre itself, just beautiful! The lights and the ceiling majestic and the whole atmosphere of the theatre was amazing. Such history in one building. And the staff were great and very helpful.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to the theatre to see the Lion King and enjoyed both the show and the stunning theatre, we did a bit of a google to read about the history of the Regent the next day and it has had an interesting past. I would recommend heading in there for a look and catching a show any time. Make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Regent Theatre is stunning. If you have the opportunity to see a show in this theatre, defintely go! The chandelier and ceiling once inside is beautiful. If coming to see a show here, definitely try to get seats in the stalls and not beyond row D. The theatre rows are a funny set up, with row A not being... More 

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Buxton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fairly inconspicuous from the outside, but as you pass the main doors you are meet with an abundance of old world decadence. Marble floors and crystal chandeliers, the theatre is beauty from bottom to top. Trams run right outside and a train station is two small blocks away. Friendly and polite staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Saw The Lion King at the Regent Theatre last night. The show is spectacular & the theatre is beautiful...but the queue for the ladies toilets at intermission was appalling! There were hundreds of women waiting to use the toilets in a line which stretched down the stairs & almost out to the street. We spent most of the interval time... More 

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