Melbourne Regent Theatre
From classics such as ‘Westside Story’ and ‘Cats’ to modern favorites such as ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ and ‘War Horse’, and even hosting part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival—there’s a constantly changing roster of shows at the Melbourne Regent Theatre. Performances take place in the main theater, where the gold-trimmed décor, original chandeliers, and plush velvet drapes all add to the atmosphere. The Plaza Ballroom downstairs also hosts regular concerts and events.
Things to know before you go
*Melbourne Regent Theatre is one of the city’s most popular theater venues. *Shows can sell out quickly, so booking tickets in advance is highly recommended. *Drinks and snacks are available to purchase before the show and during intermission. *Some seats have restricted views. Take a look at the theater’s seating plan before buying tickets. *The theater is wheelchair-accessible; advance booking is required.
How to get there
Regent Theatre is located on Collins Street in the heart of downtown Melbourne. The venue is easily reached on foot from central attractions—it’s an about 5-minute walk from Federation Square. The closest train station is Flinders Street and tram stop is Swanston St and Flinders Street, both just two minutes’ walk from the theater.
When to get there
Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Wednesdays and weekends. Evening performance typically start at 7.30pm, with admission to the auditorium an hour before showtime, while matinees are held at 1pm or 2pm.
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