An evening of glamour and performance awaits you at Melbourne’s landmark Regent Theatre on Collins Street. Golden and ornate, with velvet drapes, gleaming chandeliers, rich tones and stunning Renaissance Revival architecture, the Regent offers old-world elegance and a contemporary events schedule.
This historic Melbourne venue dates back to 1929, when it was a grand picture palace opening just before the start of the Great Depression. Since then, the theater has endured fire and flood, depression and wartime, dereliction and city development, and has been honored by the National Trust of Australia and the Victorian Heritage Register.
The refurbished theater was reopened in 1996 to seat more than 2,000 people and has since hosted some of the biggest stage productions in Australia, such as The Lion King, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wicked, Westside Story and Cats. It is also one of the Melbourne Comedy Festival venues. Restaurants and wine bars flank the streets surrounding the Regent, making it the perfect area to have romantic night out with dinner and a show.
Located at 191 Collins Street in Melbourne’s city center, the Regent Theatre is easy to spot, with traditional theater steps and a grand arched entrance. Flinders Street Station is the closest major transport hub, which can be reached in less than 10 minutes by walking along Swanson Street.