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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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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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Such a beautiful theatre!

Saw a Musical at this theatre - it's a fantastic theatre to see a live production in. The sound was fantastic, the seats were very comfortable and the staff working at the venue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SteveandYvette
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Melbourne, Australia

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kew
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fault I guess I booked 2 seats for myself & 9 year old grandson to see Cats a week before the last show Saturday afternoon show in Melbourne, so could only book 2nd row from the top back row. Poor little fellow didn't complain but didn't feel as involved as his mum & aunt were when I'd taken them... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a Musical at this theatre - it's a fantastic theatre to see a live production in. The sound was fantastic, the seats were very comfortable and the staff working at the venue were extremely helpful and friendly.

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Thank SteveandYvette
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went a saw the last performance of Cats in Melbourne again...last time was in 1981, a few shows after it opened in the Princess Theatre. Whilst the Regent has a much smaller and less functional stage, the performance was still impressive. Costumes pretty much the same but face makeup wasn't up to the same standard. Dancing and stage work was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the show "Cats" from centre of the dress circle row B Fabulous tickets but the sound at the venue was terrible. I regularly go to the theatre and have never experienced such a poor production. The acoustics were shocking, with songs sung by the cast so badly mixed that you could not make out any of the words. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Regent a few times now, last year to see the Lion King and this year to see Cats. What a beautiful, historic theatre this is! There is an immediate wow factor as soon as you walk in the door. The seating in the theatre is comfortable with plenty of leg room, which makes it easy... More 

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Morwell, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent old theatre. Perhaps not a big as others in Melbourne but an excellent venue. The only theatre in Melbourne where there is decent legroom when seated, where you don't have to stand up to others to get to their seats. Acoustics for the show were excellent and the view of the stage was good even from our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this theatre before and it very beautiful inside and I imagine holds a couple thousand in capacity. We watched Cats and it was very well performed. Our seats in row L were fine however I wouldn't want to be any further back particularly for this musical. The dancing was spectacular, the storyline a little difficult to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful theatre with great acoustics! We went to see Cats! The Musical. Delta Goodrem was fantatstic and the show entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Regent to see the stage show "Cats". Despite the magnificent theatre, this iconic musical show was OK but at times was a little confusing to some (unless you are aware of the storyline). Unfortunately, we had seats that were towards the back of the dress circle which makes viewing of a stage play that little more challenging.... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw CATS musical at Regent Theatre last night. I love theatre but this one almost had me asleep. There is no dialogue at all, it is confusing and unless you read up about the actual storyline, you might find yourself rather confused. Highlight was of course MEMORY but Delta's version did not make my arm hair stand on end, unlike... More 

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