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The Regent Theatre

191 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9299 9500
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Ranked #36 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The façade of the Regent is not especially imposing as it is flanked by other substantial buildings. However as soon as you enter you recognise you are in a theatre decorated in the grand old mode. Tickets tend to be expensive in such a venue, so the shows on offer at the Regent are usually big-budget, populist affairs; this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Came to watch "Wicked" which I greatly enjoyed but this beautiful theatre was definitely an added bonus. Great location near to restaurants and cafés.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very nice venue and location, lots of good little restaurants around for before the show. We were up in the dressing circle and had no issues at all, all seats are good . Sensational performance. would definitely see again!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lot of modern theatre could learn a lesson from this old beauty... I have been to other venues and left disappointed because you cant see the show even though you pay $100+ for the seats... I paid $120 to see wicked and sat two thirds back in the stalls... I had a great view... and Wicked was great... next... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Regent theatre makes you feel special, it's a bit smaller than the Princess Theatre & any seat in the venue would have a good vantage point to see stage. We sat in dress circle, row c, excellent seats! Beautiful photo opportunities of walls, statues, ceilings, paintings, chandeliers. Lovely venue. WICKED musical was amazing!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time I go back to see another theatre production, I enjoy it more and more. The theatre itself is beautiful, always neat and just all and all gorgeous. The only thing that annoys me as sometimes the sound is a bit much for me, but that doesn't matter when you get to watch shows like King Kong, Wicked, etc..

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Caught Wicked here! Upon entering the theatre, it was stunning. The whole theatre was adorned in green lighting to match the theme and was very majestic with its high ceilings and Victorian architecture. We sat at the second level ("Dress Circle" seating) and although sound system was alright, the stage was a little far away and I couldn't make out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a beautiful theatre. Just stunning. Very comfortable seating. The show was amazing. A must see if you like the story of the Wizard of Oz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

havent been to a live show for years, and certainly loved every moment of this show. Lisa McCunne was brilliant, costumes very pretty, cast all sang like angels, and it was brilliant from start to finish.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The theatre has lovely architecture but is a little well loved. We saw Wicked here and hash seats one row from the back. This was not an issue as views were fine. A little tired looking when the lights are on, but the seats were comfortable and you forgot the old worn velvet when the show started.

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