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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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Spectacular theatre venue

This old-world theatre with its very impressive architecture & fittings is surprisingly good as a venue, with excellent view of the stage & acoustics were fine. They obviously... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
John D
Nathalia, Australia
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Nathalia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This old-world theatre with its very impressive architecture & fittings is surprisingly good as a venue, with excellent view of the stage & acoustics were fine. They obviously got it right the first time when it was built nearly 100 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose to spend our birthday evening at 'Queen, The Musical'. The Regent Theatre is well located and a great venue. Staff were efficient with intermission drinks and the seating and sound was fantastic. Great night out!

Thank Penny K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this theatre, not only for its location but just the general splendour. Unlike the other theatres in Melbourne the leg room in the seats is a definite plus. Taller people will find this best. The show itself was wonderful. Some people haven't seemed to like it, and I'm not sure why. Yes, the best showman, Freddie Mercury, is... More 

Thank Magalie S
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They killed the Queen classics by making it into a woeful kitsch story with too many effects and choreographed dancing. I must be getting old 'cause it was too loud. The previous We will Rock you in Melb. as tribute to Queen was way ahead of this show. Great Theatre though - love this venue.

Thank Peter S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

IMO the best theatre in Melbourne is the Art Centre but the Regent Theatre comes a close second. I've seen quite a few shows here and I always enjoy going. It's has a very classic decor inside. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of leg room to stretch your legs out. The stage is big and it's at... More 

Thank Damian Y
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this beautiful old theatre a number of times and it is just stunning. Gobsmacking ceilings and comfortable seating, you won't be disappointed with the atmosphere when you are watching your favourite show. The acoustics are amazing and the lighting is ambient, gorgeous theatre, can't wait for our next concert or production/show.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went along to the final dress rehearsal for We will Rock You. Proceeds to Cancer Research which made for even better reason for being there. Show amazing with wonderful music, singing and costumes. Came away with a bit of a buzz.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the theatre when seeing a show. Our seats where in the stalls to the right of the stage. Good viewing and easy access to seating. Good and beverages where quite expensive and there was a huge line up for the female toilets which is located at the bottom of the stairs. Inside the theatre it was quite cold so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Tiny bathroom and caused quite a stir during the intermission. The building hasn't exactly changed since the 1800s. The musical was lovely to watch too. Fun experience.

Thank Iris d
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Regent Theatre to see "We will rock you" and had a fabulous time. The Regent Theatre is conveniently located in Collins St Melbourne, just a short walk from Flinders St Station. As it was a 2pm matinee show it was very bust, but everyone got into the show in an orderly and timely fashion. The show... More 

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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.