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The Regent Theatre

191 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9299 9500
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Ranked #31 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Firstly, The Regent Theatre is a beautiful, period theatre that is an asset to Melbourne - can't believe that there were plans to demolish it to make way for a car park! So The Regent Theatre gets a 5 star rating from me :-) 'King Kong the Musical' which had it's world premiere at The Regent has now finished its... More

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Vegas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Saw King Kong the musical here. Loved the theatre. I sat towards the back on the side and could still see the show just fine. No need to get close seats unless you want to see up their noses. The show was pretty good. The king kong puppet was bigger than I expected and just amazing. The actors were very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I saw King Kong spectacular the place just beautiful worth a look for any show but very large bigger then Sydney so be a bit selective about seat placement for king king 2nd last night u seat way up the back but the type of show with a very large King Kong no problem

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Glenbrook
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Regent Theatre, in Melbourne, is a theatre steeped in history, culture and decor. If an Australian Theatre were to be haunted, this one might be it. Entering the foyer is a trip back to the Roaring 20's. Delve in deeper and atmosphere engulfs you. Totally appropriate, in the setting, was King Kong: The Musical. Encompassing the King King cult... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Loved it! It was a musical that I would have not thought of going but upon recommendation of a local friend of mine who has seen it...I loved it... I then remembered why I did not want to watch it...bawled my eyes out on the last act :-) Love musicals!!!!

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of attending the beautiful Regent Theatre (don't miss looking up and admiring the ceiling) to be thoroughly entertained by King Kong. The star of the show is the amazing King Kong himself who steals the limelight from his first appearance towards the end of the first act. From then on he dominates the audience's attention until... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

King Kong Terrible you were right. What a load of rubbish this show is. I have seen many musicals around the world as well as locally. I want my money back. This would have to be the most self indulgent piece of crappy expensive theater I have ever seen. No wonder it failed. I saw it on a Saturday night... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The puppetry and special affects were good. I'd give King Kong a 9/10 for entertainment, but honestly, this has to be the worst musical I have ever seen. I guess it would be worth going just to see the beautiful theatre.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

King Kong was a great musical opera. Impressed with the choreographer, attire, sounds, lighting and most of all the King Kong itself. The Regent building is an old theater with a lot of mural on the walls and ceilings. Very elegant. One of a kind.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A lovely theatre where the staff went out of their way to help my husband who is a double amputee. Thanks. But while the show was technically outstanding the volumn level of the show was far too loud and spolit my experience. I needed to put ear plugs in so that I could finish watching the show.

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