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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 213 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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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Went recently to see Swan Lake here and for a totally renovated building feels like you are stepping back in time Seats we very comfortable and, even being tall, had lots of legroom. Staff were very friendly and the pre order drinks idea at the intermission worked very well. Swan Lake was great too!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I just love the Regent Theatre. I had the pleasure of recently seeing Swan Lake here and it is simply spectacular. Feels so old world. We had great seats, right in the centre a few rows back. Lots of leg room and good view of the stage. The staff were friendly and helpful. One downside is the queues for the... More

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is so much to look at, at this theatre itself. All the carvings, the ceiling etc. Its comfortable and they have a free cloak room to store your jackets/coats. Eats/Drinks are pricy.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This building is worth going to just for the internal structure and décor - mind blowing to think they nearly knocked it down.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I love seeing shows here, great seats amongst beautiful decor! Its Melbourne's best theatre, however all Melbourne theatres are excellent. If you are in Melbourne make sure you take in a show as they really are top class and are more than a rival to New York or London shows.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

its such an old beautiful building; its majestic and makes you feel so special watching any shows/musical in this theatre. so much history. Although the seats are not very comfortable. overall memorial experience.

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Griffith, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My daughter and I got last minute tickets to Wicked on a visit to Melbourne. We were so impressed! The man selling the tickets was friendly and quick, the building itself was awe inspiring, prompting my daughter to say "this is the best building I have ever been in!". We had seats on the far side in B reserve but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My family and I love the theatre and attend and support shows whenever possible. I purchased 7 tickets @ $143 (I consider this to be a huge amount of money and I expect to have a pleasant and enjoyable experience and to be treated with respect by the venues staff.) In our party of 7 we had my mother in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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