The Regent Theatre
Monday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Tuesday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Wednesday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Thursday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Friday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Saturday10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Re-inspire the romantic side of your brain and pay a visit to the Regent. Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge in this intimate, beautiful, wonderfully restored space. Originally built in 1928 as part of a series of theatres based on Queen Victoria’s Regent Theatre in Brighton UK, in 2011 the theatre underwent a massive 7.5 million dollar redevelopment and has re-emerged as the cultural hub of Dunedin. From film festivals, plays, ballets, orchestras, comedians, graduations and dinners, to experimental art performances, with a seating capacity of 1600, there is very little that this space cannot accommodate.
The setting is intimate, the architecture is inspiring and your imagination will take you places all on its own as you walk up the sweeping staircases, admire the high vaulted ceilings and cower underneath the enormous chandelier. This amazing space was originally destined to become a carpark and we are very glad for the people of Dunedin that it did not.
Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann
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