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The Regent Theatre

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Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9500
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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A night at the Opera in the Regent Theatre

You've no doubt read the reviews of the architecture and layout from previous reviews. The Regent is all that and more. It's a spectacular venue for live performances and... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You've no doubt read the reviews of the architecture and layout from previous reviews. The Regent is all that and more. It's a spectacular venue for live performances and virtually anywhere you sit you have a very good view of the stage. The acoustics are fantastic wherever you sit.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Regent theater is a wonderful venue, not only is it close to Flinders street Station, and food venues, its a pleasure to watch a show there, we really enjoyed our selves and would go back and see a show there anytime. Just Wonderful

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the finest theatre in Melbourne with its superb interior architecture. From the front lobby, up the staircase and into the dress circle you can't help to enthralled by the beauty of this building. The interior is also much larger than what you would expect but is great place to experience live theatre. The seats are comfortable and spacious. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Sound of Music last night. And as always it was sensational. The Regent theatre is always consistent, is a magnificent building, super clean facilities and friendly staff. We even bought the tickets online the day off.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love it when a show I want to see is shown here, it is such a joy to visit this unique theatre in Melbourne, it is always like seeing it for the first time and this was the first time we were in the top level and got to see another side of it..and that central chandelier... We came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This building is beautifully decorated from inside and outside. We are going there to watch sound of music.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The Regent is one of the nicest and ornate theatres in Melbourne, there is plenty of standing room as well as some seats, and there are various bars to get drinks and snacks from. Excellent "hills are alive" cocktails I must say 🍹 Unfortunately the night we attended the hills were not alive with the sound of music, and the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Regent theatre is absolutely beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed the musical. I would definitely recommend The Sound of Music with its high standard of performance and beautiful set and costumes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been to a fair few musicals in our time and this has to be up there in terms of musical talent, acting and clarity. The Regent theatre is truly spectacular with its beautiful Carrara ceilings and ornate decor but it's the acoustics here which makes this a wonderful experience. It's fair to say that we did have VIP... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

we went to see the sound of music musical it was just like the movie awesome singing and acting, the theratre is so vintage and beautiful we took pics of the place its like a little palace.

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.