The Regent Theatre
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 years in darkness and many threats of demolition to turn the magnificent theatre into a car park or tabaret, the venue reopened in August 1996 meticulously refurbished and returned to its breathtaking former glory.
The Regent Theatre continues to host some of the world’s most renowned theatre productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies and the ever-popular Broadway musical Annie.
Today it stands more lavish and grand than ever on the Paris end of Collins Street, a short walk from Rydges Melbourne Hotel.