The Regent Theatre
The Regent Theatre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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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.
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  • goblin54
    Plymouth, United Kingdom243 contributions
    Beautiful theatre
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening at this theatre. The architecture inside is beautiful and we saw & Juliet, which is one of the best shows we have seen over more than 40 years of theatregoing. The show would have been great in a tent, but this beautiful theatre made the evening memorable and special.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,045 contributions
    Theatre is an eye-catching entertainment venue
    The Regent Theatre dates from 1929, when it was a grand picture palace. After a period of disuse, the Regent reopened in 1996 as a spectacular venue for live entertainment. Now, the Regent is at the heart of the East End Theatre District. The Regent is certainly one of Melbourne's most eye-catching live theatre venues. Moulin Rouge! The Musical starts with a long run in the magnificent tradition of musical theatre.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Paul B
    Chirnside Park, Australia295 contributions
    Fabulous Theatre
    Saw & Juliet at the Reagant and it was truly amazing. The Lower level seating is not as steep as you would want, but you should be able to see the stage. A great place for shoes. The price of drinks is a touch steep.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,045 contributions
    Return to the days of high drama and spectacle
    The Regent Theatre is in the center of the Melbourne. It's been renovated, so it's returned to the glory days of the between the wars period. The Regent often stages spectacular shows, such as Moulin Rouge. One of the better points about the Regent is that it is very easy to get to, in Collins St, near the corner of SWanston St.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,045 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Regent Theatre is in the center of the Melbourne. It's been renovated, so it's returned to the glory days of the between the wars period. The Regent often stages spectacular shows, such as Moulin Rouge. One of the better points about the Regent is that it is very easy to get to, in Collins St, near the corner of SWanston St.
Written 21 November 2023
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MKKCDF
Surfers Paradise, Australia269 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Saw Moulin Rouge here and was so impressed with the venue and staff. Despite the huge number of patrons the seating was quick and friendly.
Written 18 November 2023
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Paul B
Chirnside Park, Australia295 contributions
June 2023 • Couples
Saw & Juliet at the Reagant and it was truly amazing. The Lower level seating is not as steep as you would want, but you should be able to see the stage. A great place for shoes. The price of drinks is a touch steep.
Written 26 June 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,045 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The Regent Theatre dates from 1929, when it was a grand picture palace. After a period of disuse, the Regent reopened in 1996 as a spectacular venue for live entertainment. Now, the Regent is at the heart of the East End Theatre District. The Regent is certainly one of Melbourne's most eye-catching live theatre venues. Moulin Rouge! The Musical starts with a long run in the magnificent tradition of musical theatre.
Written 9 June 2023
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lkamphuis
Gold Coast, Australia1,421 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We came here to see And Juliet - wow !
One of the best shows we have seen for sure - excellent music and story
Brilliant cast
And we love this majestic old theatre , great acoustics and lovely old world ambience !
Written 8 April 2023
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goblin54
Plymouth, UK243 contributions
Mar 2023
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at this theatre. The architecture inside is beautiful and we saw & Juliet, which is one of the best shows we have seen over more than 40 years of theatregoing. The show would have been great in a tent, but this beautiful theatre made the evening memorable and special.
Written 30 March 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,045 contributions
Nov 2022
This theatre was built in an age when no expense was spared in construction and decoration. The Regent is one of Melbourne's most popular theatres, and it has remained in almost constant use since it was built. The glorious interior, with its vintage decorations and gold leaf, is an attraction in itself. Any theatre, however, is only as good as the shows the producers choose to put on the stage.
Written 12 December 2022
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Kramax
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia811 contributions
Nov 2022
I went to this wonderful theatre to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The performance was a huge disappointment. While the Narrator played a good role and has a great voice, the casting of children in adult roles left me choking. There was a 9 year old Asian girl playing an adult Jewish man. I mean come on, as a previous reviewer asked (and the guy seated behind me!), "was there not enough money for an adult cast?" The narrator which is a pivotal role played other roles which just didn't succeed and took away from the production. It is insanity how bad this version of Joseph is, the benchmark being the version that played in Melbourne 2-3 decades ago and which lives on in my memory for its greatness. Shane Crawford is definitely not the worst person cast in this show and as a Melbournian, he worked. I was planning to see Joseph a few times over summer as I love the music, thank God I didn't buy a second ticket yet. Kudos to the lead actor and to Paulini but forget the rest. For kids and philistines only.
Written 27 November 2022
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Kimberley H
Adelaide, Australia98 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I went to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Regent Theatre.

I found the spaces around the bar areas to be quite limited and there was no real space to spread while waiting for the doors to open. Unless you wanted to wait outside, where it was hit/miss with the rain.
The seating itself is comfortable and there’s decent space to move down aisles.
Food and drink aren’t cheap, as a small bottle of Coke set me back $5.50.

The theatre itself is beautiful. Very old and elegant, with its gold detailing and beautiful draping.

Production itself was mostly great. I’m all for a surprise celeb appearance for a laugh, but get someone who can sing. Sorry Shane, theatre isn’t for you. Paulini was amazing as the narrator.
Written 18 November 2022
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mrchumleywarner
Wodonga, Australia46 contributions
Nov 2022
I have seen this show five times, ranging from school productions to West End. Did they not have enough money for a full cast? The narrator was also Jacob, Mrs Potiphar, a Guard, and was jigging about and popping up at random moments throwing bad fake accents around for no discernible reason. All the music had been slowed down? Random vocal theatrics that added nothing to the show. The casting of a child as Potiphar…..with an over sexed wife? Yuck! Half the brothers were children, and they did a very good job, the grown brothers and female dancers were great. Shane Crawford looked scared out of his mind and had all the pizzazz of wet tofu. Where were the sets? Paid to see Joseph, got the Paulini show with some kids and a couple of good dance numbers. Really poor effort. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it comes to mind.
Written 13 November 2022
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