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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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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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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LION KING at The Regent Theatre.

Magnificent theatre, I'm always in awe when I visit the Regent Theatre. The art work and creativity is superb. Very warm theatre and very crowded especially when everyone decides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Karen T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Brisbane
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to this venue four times and on three of those occasions have been accosted by aggressive vagrants wanting money. One demanded $20 and this nearly resulted in a very unfortunate outcome for him. The security/usher was asked to the call the police to deal with the person and declined to do so. On a separate occasion a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Magnificent theatre, I'm always in awe when I visit the Regent Theatre. The art work and creativity is superb. Very warm theatre and very crowded especially when everyone decides to depart at once after the show. Refreshments very expensive.

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Perth, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Stop.....Do not pass go...!! Use your get out of jail free card,...if you must, but do go and see " The Lion King".... "Oh What a Night...late September Back in 63"...oops wrong show!!! Both the Theatre, and the show are absolutely fabulous!!! The sets..The costumes..The visual effects..The stunts..The singing/acting..The high tech stage.. the list goes on and on!! At a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very central, restored to its original splendour. We attended a matinee performance of the Lion King. Seats are comfy & had a great view. Full house, amazing lighting & sound. A wonderful performance. Highly recommended show for children & the young at heart.

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

wonderful show, beautiful theatre, have been to shows here before and no matter where you sit you get a great view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very very warm but this theatre is stunnnnning and has a good view from every seat, I only wish there was more seating while we all had to wait to enter the theatre

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Cobram, Victoria, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Saw The Lion King at the theatre with my daughter, sister-in-law and mother-in-law. A magificent old theatre. Seats were comfortable and even though we were second back row in the stalls, we could see the stage easily, even my 9 year old. There were lots of toilets, so the long queue for the ladies moved quickly. We pre ordered drinks... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were so excited to find that we could go to Lion King during our Melbourne holiday! The show was nearly booked out so we had to accept two single seats, one in front of the other, well out to the side of the dress circle.Despite this we could see well enough and found the show incredible. The historic theatre... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The costumes, music, actors the way they made the animals, the theatre was comftable with good seating with good views and air conditioning

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Brisbane, Australia
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You feel like you are steeping back in time when you enter this grand old theatre. The decor is lovely and well maintained. Staff are efficient and coped well with the mass of people there to see the Lion King. The show was fantastic and even though we were quite a long way back we could see everything. Well worth... More 

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