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The Regent Theatre

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Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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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Melbourne's grandest (and most comfortable) theatre

It is such a bonus when live theatre is staged at The Regent Theatre. The Rococo interior is truly extraordinary. As a bonus this is the only theatre in Melbourne that you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a bonus when live theatre is staged at The Regent Theatre. The Rococo interior is truly extraordinary. As a bonus this is the only theatre in Melbourne that you can stretch your legs. There is even room to walk along rows, so you don't have to get up close and personal with other audience members - as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just got back from watching Circus 1903 in a theatre built in 1929... pretty sure there was no DeLorean involved but I seriously feel like I've time travelled! This is the most beautiful theatre I've had the pleasure to attend, and the show itself was perfectly suited. Amazing.

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Regent Theatre is hands down, the most beautiful Theatre in Melbourne! You get to walk the Red carpet to enter the venue which is something exciting for the young children and even for my Nan whenever we go! When you enter the foyer you are surrounded by astounding beauty! The roof and the walls are all something to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show lefte speechles Wonderful a must see A godsend to the Melbourne public The performers were remarkable The Ringmaster a genius working with both the performers,the audience and children he invitef up on to rhe stage

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful experience to see inside this theatre. So very glad the developers did not get their way and demolish the building to replace it with a car park or hotel with pokie machines. Apparently the Plaza ballroom underneath is a joy to see as well. The seats upstairs are very comfortable with lots of leg room. The... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the magnificent production of Circus 1903 here whilst on holiday. Such a beautiful theatre. We had third row seats and were in the centre so we had a great view of the production. I was surprised to see parents let their children climb and stand on the seats for this family show before and during intermission. The theatre... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

My husband & I saw Jimmy Barnes here last Saturday night and we absolutely love this beautiful old theatre. The best thing about it, is the leg room between the chairs. You are not squashed in visiting here. Will certainly be back :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing historic building and great venue for concerts and stage lovers. I've been here a few times and it is always stinking hot up top. Maybe to do with the lighting, roof etc. Also I overheard many complaints from people that pre-booked drinks at interval and their line was 3 times the length of the non-pre booked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

What a marvellous venue for this work function. Shabby chic glamour.... what more can one ask in keeping worth the James Bond theme. The event management company appeared to have all well in hand. We did not want to leave!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the show however seating was a very long way from the stage needed binoculars to see. Love the theatre beautiful

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