The Regent Theatre, Melbourne

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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, twenty-five years in darkness and many threats of demolition to turn the magnificent theatre into a car park or casino, 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 including Disney’s The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Sunset Boulevard, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.
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  • I went here by myself to see War Horse. It’s an old theater. They serve beer and wine and hard drinks inside. The layout is 2 floors. Quite easy to see. Thankfully I had a end seat so I had a full...  more »
  • This theatre is one of the most elaborate and sumptuous of the palace style interiors that dominated the 1920s cinemas designs in Australia. It is Spanish Baroque and medieval style with a huge...  more »
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  • Jersey boys at the Regent The old girl(regent) has not changed in years. Still a show piece of architecture. Old world charm. Jersey Boys is a excellent experience and i would recommend the show to all. Great music from a bygone era. The show is very slick and songs sang with enthusiasm. All in all a great night out.
  • Fabulous theatre. Incredibly beautiful. A real pleasure just to look at. Then you take your seat and oh, such comfort. The best seats of any theatre I have ever visited. Large and roomy. I felt a sense of history there. Long may it survive.

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