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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 204 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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Ultima
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We saw an amazing performance of Wicked here and love that the theatre was decorated to fit the theme. It is a beautiful theatre but the low flat seating in the stalls means you are either stretching your neck back to see or having to struggle to see around all of the people in front of you. New seating would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Grandiose theatre superbly renovated with excellent seating. Each seat wide, comfortable with double-width padded arm-rest to allow lots of elbow room and plenty of leg room. Ideal to sit back and relax to enjoy even the longest show. Superb overall renovation adds that special feel for a visit to live theatre.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a beautifully ornate theatre. To my understanding the inside was gutted for demolition and then restored once it became apparent that they couldn't destroy this little piece of history. I had the opportunity to see Wicked there, it's a great sized theatre, not too big and good views of the stage almost anywhere. Make sure to bring snacks/... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Regent Theatre is stunning! My partner and I went here to see Wicked (which was amazing by the way). The seats were large and comfortable with wide arm rests. The building has lots of beautiful little nooks you can explore pre-show or during intervals. We got seats in the dress circle but I think you could sit anywhere and... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Regent is a beautiful old theatre, I believe it used to be a picture theatre when it was first built. Had a wonderful evening seeing Wicked. Thanks to all concerned for bringing back this amazing show for its 10th anniversary tour. Love it!!

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Regent Theatre is an extremely beautiful Theatre. What a great experience for my 7yo step-daughter. The wonderful man who scanned our tickets was especially nice to her, calling her a princess. That's pretty much where the customer service ended. I realise it's their job and they are doing the same thing everyday, but a day or night out to... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went here to see Wicked. Both the theatre and show were amazing. I like that it isn't a huge theatre. I had a seat on the side but could still see fine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I bought some awesome seats right in the middle in the third row and was immediately placed in the wrong seats right out at the edge of the aisle. I thought it was strange but figured the usher knew what she was doing. Apparently not. A group of five people came in about 10 minutes into the show and the... More

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