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Regent Theatre Venue Information

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

191 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000

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.

Today it stands more lavish and grand than ever. With seating for up to 2,145 patrons over two levels it is one of the most magnificent auditoriums complete with original chandeliers, bespoke original features, luxurious seating with plenty of leg room and a beautiful proscenium. It 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, the world premiere of King Kong and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.



Ticket and Show Information
Ticketmaster 1300 111 011

Wheelchair and Disability Bookings – All Venues
(03) 9299 9800

The Regent Theatre Box Office is currently closed.
For any ticketing enquiries, please call Ticketmaster on 1300 111 011
For any venue enquiries, please call 03 9299 9990

Cash, Credit Card or Eftpos.

Pre-paid tickets can be collected from the venue Box Office within the said opening hours or from 1.5 hours prior on the day of the performance.

Tickets can also be collected from any Ticketmaster outlet up until the day of the performance. 

VIP Red Carpet ticket holders can pick up tickets and vouchers from 1 hour pre-show on the day of the event at the VIP Window on the left opposite the Box Office at the top of the stairs on entry to the theatre.



Patrons of the Regent Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at a number of nearby Wilson Parking car parks.

  • T&G Building Car Park, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne (Enter via 37-39 Russell Street)
  • Wilson Parking, Collins Place, 28 Flinders Lane
  • Wilson Parking, Flindersgate, 172 Flinders Street, Melbourne (reduced bays currently due to renovations)

Offer rates are currently as follows if booked online in advance:

  • $7 after 4pm M-F nights and all day on weekends
  • $32 between 6am and midnight M-F


Parking must be booked online in advance via

Enter codeword: MARRINER (case sensitive) in the Discount Voucher field

You have a 1 hour grace period either side of your entry/exit times. To alleviate issues, please book to leave as late as possible as you can always leave earlier without any issues.

You will receive confirmation of your booking via email and you can also select to receive by SMS to your phone if preferred.


Use the credit card you booked with as the identifier at the boom gate on entry to the car park.


No need to queue at the pay station, simply insert the relevant credit card at the boom gate on exit and and the boom gate will open.

Full terms and conditions can be viewed online at

The Regent Theatre is situated in the Melbourne CBD and is accessible by all modes of transport.


The Regent Theatre is a spectacular heritage listed theatre which opened in 1929. As some of its areas are only accessible by stairs, our staff will do their best to assist patrons requiring assistance. Patrons with any special requirements are asked to speak with our Box Office when booking their tickets or in advance of their arrival.

The main entrance in Collins Street has 14 steps with 6 evenly spaced handrails, a landing break, then 5 more steps up to the entry doors. The Box Office is located to the right at the top of the first set of steps. The VIP Window is to the left. There are glass doors across the width of the entrance, which are kept open when a performance is on. There is an entrance foyer that leads to the Stalls foyer bar and auditorium.

Accessible Entrance
On arrival at the Regent Theatre, please see a member of our Front of House team or Security Guard out the front of the venue. They will be able to escort you via the lift which is located next to the Regent Theatre. This lift will take you to the Stalls area of the theatre. Please note there is no lift access to the Dress Circle area of the Regent Theatre. If you require access to the Box Office, please see a member of our staff out the front of the venue who will be able to assist.

Access to the Stalls is on both the left and the right of the rear foyer. The Stalls area is raked. There is greater than usual space between rows, giving patrons a large amount of legroom. There are two central aisles and two side aisles.
The only access to the Dress Circle is via two sets of large staircases. Please note that the marble staircases date back to the theatre’s construction and are slightly worn on the edges. This makes them rather slippery and patrons should take extra care with footing in these areas. Seating in the Dress Circle area is stepped and there are no handrails.

There are both Male and Female toilets both upstairs and downstairs at the Regent Theatre. All toilets have steps and handrails.

There is a visible sign, however, please see an usher for directions at the theatre if required.

For all wheelchair/accessible seating enquiries please contact the Box Office on (03) 9299 9800.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no lift access to the Dress Circle at the Regent Theatre.

Patrons with difficulty negotiating steps are advised to book seating in the Stalls area, as there are several large staircases leading to the Dress Circle.

Seats close to the stage can be requested when booking tickets. Please book through the Box Office on (03) 9299 9800. Some shows have audio-described performances. Direct enquires to the Association for the Blind.

There is a hearing loop within the Regent Theatre. Either headsets or a neck loops (for those with a T-switch) can be obtained from the cloak room. Please proceed to the cloak room or see a member of our Front of House team on arrival at the venue. You can contact the Regent Theatre Box Office for more information on (03) 9299 9800.


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Most productions are considered to be unsuitable for children under the age of two years.  If taking your child under two years of age into the theatre, please be aware of the following concerns:

  • Tripping hazards, row spacing, stairs, steep rakes and the lack of light in the auditorium during a performance can be particularly hazardous when carrying an infant within the theatre.
  • Production elements such as loud music, bright lights pyrotechnic stage effects and show content can cause distress to infants.
  • The potential for disturbance to other patrons by crying or restless infants.

Parents choosing to visit the theatre with children less than two years of age are asked to liaise with the theatre's front-of-house staff.

Please be considerate of other patrons in the theatre. If your infant is causing a disturbance, we ask that you temporarily remove the infant from the auditorium.

As the safety of children, parents and other patrons is of high importance, these concerns are brought to your attention for your consideration so that you and all other patrons can enjoy the show in a safe environment.

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons attending with a child under 2 years must purchase an aisle seat in the stalls as this is the safest option. It is recommended that you book through the Box Office by calling (03) 9299 9800.

Cushions: For children attending a show at the Regent Theatre. there are a limited amount of cushions available in the Stalls area only. There are no cushions available for seats in the Dress Circle as the seating is raked. If you would like assistance with choosing your seating locations please contact the Box Office.

Generally there are no age restrictions. However, for licensed areas a valid form of ID is required; learner or driver's license, passport, proof of age card, keypass. Some events may have specific age restrictions.

Alcohol, hot drinks, cans, bottles, recording equipment can not be brought onto the premises. Hot food is not permitted in the auditorium.

The Regent Theatre is a no smoking venue.

Closest ATM is on Swanston Street

Lost, stolen or damaged tickets must be reported to Ticketmaster prior to the event day, or prior to 4pm on the event day

There is a cloakroom available in the downstairs foyer on the right hand side under the stairs. There is a visible sign. This service is provided complimentary.

The Regent Theatre is a fully seated venue

Snacks are available for purchase at all bars within the Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre's two private dining rooms provide the perfect space for a pre show dinner or cocktail reception. Please contact our Event Sales Office if you would like to book one of our Corporate Entertainment Packages on (03) 9299 9860 or by emailing