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The Regent Theatre

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Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9500
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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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First time on the top level, awesome sight!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

I'm giving the Theatre 5 stars, not the Production... which was lackluster to say the least. Beautifully detailed walls and ceilings with random busts, statues and paintings around the nooks and crannies of most entrance halls and rooms. Theatre is well heated so wise to cloak your coats and hats (no charge) on the way in on the right if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the Sound of Music, such a beautiful venue. The staff were attentive and the venue had lots of toilets. The chairs aren't staggered and was tricky at times to see over the lady's head in front. Lots of legroom and beautiful theatre chairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen several musicals and shows at this venue the last being the sound off music which was wonderful , the staff are very professional and make you feel special , the only downfall are the prices off drinks and snacks very expensive

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to see the Sound of Music, which was amazing. The theatre is beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The musical itself was amazing, the actors were brilliant and it was a great performance, highly recommend it!

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Central Business District
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.