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The Regent Theatre

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Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9299 9500
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank Jo1969_12
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Nick M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!

Thank Andrea T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Dominique J
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun show, we were 6 rows back in the stalls,(and payed a lot for this privilege) unfortunately just where the theatre seats are in a dip - and had a tall person in front.... but with leaning to the side, we managed to still enjoy the show - couldnt see the middle of the stage when i relaxed... More 

Thank Marguerite B
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw an absolutely brilliant, ten out of ten musical recently. If you haven't seen the musical, "We Will Rock You, do yourself a huge favour and go. Not sure when it is closing but I guarantee you will come away feeling great- AND you don't have to be a lover of Queen music to enjoy this experience, but if you... More 

Thank Chris D
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunate to be in Melb for a birthday celebration and decided to buy tickets on line to see "We will rock you" (Queen musical) As our accomodation was very close we walked to theatre in Collins St (close to Federation Square - next block) and it does look beautiful lit up at night. Has had a checkered history (fire, floods... More 

Thank 135Eleni
Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went here to see 'We Will Rock You '. The show was incredible. The theatre itself was majestic. The intricate details and the gold trimmings on the roof inside is incredible. All the little symbols its amazing. The Ushers that night were very friendly, shining a light if anyone needed to go outside. You really have to go in... More 

Thank 87jayde
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely old Theatre in Collins Street, I have seen many shows here and have always had good seats where you get to see everything on stage, drinks and snacks available for purchase

Thank WendyHendricks
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a magnificent theatre. I lived in London for 7 years and the interior of this theatre is way up there. 3 of us from NZ saw We Will Rock You. We were 5 rows from the front and plenty of room between the seats. Music just boomed through the seats and our bodies, but we loved it. I had... More 

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