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“Grand old theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre
191 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03-9299 9500
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Ranked #38 of 482 things to do in Melbourne
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Grand old theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Make sure you go and see a show at this beautiful theatre which has been wonderfully restored. Very friendly staff and good seats.

Visited October 2012
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“Grande Dame of Melbourne Theatres”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Privately owned Flag ship theatre, beautifully restored. A lovely and comfortable seating.. Sound quality is excellent.Service from the kiosks at half-time is excellent. You have the ability to preorder interval drinks.

Visited March 2012
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“See a show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A lovely old theatre with great deco architecture. Definitely see a show there if you can. Not a cheap experience, but a worthwhile one.

Visited September 2012
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“Entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great venue for a Musical, comfy seating, friendly staff and treats. Seating great for full view of the stage. Good sound system.

Visited January 2012
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“Grand old theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'm currently working here, and so have had plenty of opportunity to look at this place in detail (and am also a little bit biased!).

It really is a glorious old place: opulent velvet and gold everywhere, and the most magnificent chandelier in the main auditorium. It's worth visiting just to wonder at the fabric of the place, including the fabulous vaulted entrance hall.

I've sat in lots of seats all over the house, and so far have yet to find any that have a seriously restricted view or compromise the experience in any way - a rarity in any theatre, and testament to the design of the place.

If you get the opportunity to see a show or production here, you certainly won't be disappointed by the experience!

Visited December 2012
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