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“Interesting and historical theatre” 4 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 #40 of 437 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.
Gold Coast
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“Interesting and historical theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Regent Theatre in Melbourne was part of the Regent Theatre Cinema chain in Australia. Other similar Regent theatres in Australia were either demolished or have undergone changes. This theatre also came close to being demolished but was saved by some concerned citizens. The outside is not really not much to look at but the interior has beenfully and magnificently restored in the Rococo style. It is now used mostly for live theatre rather than for films.

Visited March 2013
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Beautiful theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We saw Love Never Dies here and it was absolutely amazing! Even if the production itself weren't enough, the building itself is just so richly atmospheric I could've sat there quite happily for a long time just taking it all in. Felt like a step back in time.

Visited September 2012
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Creswick, Australia
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“Another great Theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

One of Melbourne's finest theatres worth a visit and to see a performance there is an experience beautifully refurbished under a previous more enlightened state government, thanks guys you got this one right. Dump the Grand Prix (did I spell it rite ?).

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Grand Old Lady”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I just love this building I worked not far from it in collins street in 1980 and my friend Lois Webster was the lady that saved it from being pulled down thank God for Lois

Visited December 2012
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“Short break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Loved the character of the theatre and the fact that it was almost directly across the road from our accommodation.

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