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The Regent Theatre

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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Address: 191 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9500
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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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Stunning interior

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Buxton, Australia
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Buxton, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you have enjoyed watching videos and dvd's of the Lion King with your kids and sung along to the songs, don't miss out on seeing the stage performance. The animation, the stage craft, the singers are simply amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A stunning theatre and the best one to see amazing shows in Melbourne. Never get tired of the wonderful architecture.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to see The Lion King at the Regent theatre. It's a wonderful 'old style' theatre. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. Only disappointing thing is if someone tall sits in front of you, it's difficult to see because the seats don't ascend enough. However, I highly recommend going to see The Lion King but just try to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

fully recommend going to the regent theatre in Melbourne to see the Lion king,comfortable seating plenty of leg room I was seated in stalls area so I recommend getting seating in stalls.what a great show to take the family.

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Cheyenne, WY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a business event here and were impressed with the decor. After learning that it was slated for demolition, even more impressed that people cared enough to save it. Lovely interior carvings and colors that make you feel its history. Great to hold our event is such a special place. If you have a chance, take a peak inside.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What an amazing venue, we were as enthralled with the building as we were in the show. The Regent was within walking distance of our hotel, easily accessed, comfortable seating and the ambiance on this old building added to our overall experience. A credit to all concerned, well done.

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Wodonga, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I recently saw Grease is the Word at the Regent Theatre and it was amazing. I could have walked straight back in to watch it for a second time. The theatre is conveniently located and is very comfortable. They provided a booster seat for my young niece on request so that she was also able to enjoy a good view... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Recently saw Grease at the Regent, my first musical here and it is just a superb venue. The furniture and ornate ceilings really add to the experience. The chairs are super comfortable and spacious and all the staff seem to really enjoy working here. A great place to enjoy whatever your hobby.

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