The Australian Ballet

Regent Theatre

Venue information

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Seating guide

Follow our guide to learn more about the different view and location of our reserve seats at the Regent Theatre.

Seating reserve guide

Premium: Excellent seats that offer the best views of the stage.

A-Reserve: Great seats that offer clear views of the stage.

B-Reserve: Good seats positioned further from the stage and may have some restrictions on views of the stage.

C-Reserve: Seats are positioned to the sides of the theatre and may have somewhat restricted views of elements of the ballet.

D-Reserve: Seats are located close to the orchestra platform or sides of the theatre and have restricted views of the stage.

E-Reserve: Seats are located either at the back of the theatre or directly behind the orchestra platform and have highly restricted views of the stage.

No View: These seats are located behind the standing orchestra conductor and offer no view of the stage.

Why are the reserves different at the Regent Theatre compared to the State Theatre?

In order to have a full live orchestra performing, the stalls at the Regent Theatre will be remodelled, a number of rows removed, and an orchestra platform constructed in front of the stage. This means there will be a number of seats in the stalls that will have a restricted view over the orchestra and conductor. Our seating reserves reflect these views.

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Plan your visit

Plan your visit to the Regent Theatre - with trains, trams and buses located conveniently nearby, or secure your parking ahead of time with pre-purchased bays.

Getting there

The Regent Theatre is located at 191 Collins Street in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. It's a short walk from Flinders Street station, and close to the trams and buses of Melbourne Town Hall and Collins Street. Parking is available at nearby Wilson's Car Parks.

Parking

Parking must be pre-booked online or with Wilson Parking App for the following nearby locations:

Wilson Parking - Collins Place Car Park, 28 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - Book Here
Wilson Parking - Flinders Gate Car Park, 172-192 Flinders Street, Melbourne - Book Here
Wilson Parking - T&G Building Car Park, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne - Book Here

Subscribers and valued patrons can access preferred rates using promo code MARRINER when pre-booking online or via the app.

At the carpark

If you have pre-booked parking, don’t take a parking ticket on entry. Enter the car park by tapping your nominated payment method.

Tap the same physical credit card you used to pay. Or, tap with ApplePay and use the same card you used to pay to register your entry.

When exiting there is no need to queue at the pay station, simply use the relevant credit card or Apple Pay credential at the boom gate on exit and the boom gate will open.

Primrose Potter Ballet Centre carpark

The Australian Ballet Centre car park is located at 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, directly behind the Arts Centre Melbourne. It is within walking distance of the Melbourne CBD and Southbank complex.

Subscribers and valued patrons can purchase discounted parking vouchers over the phone with our customer experience team on 1300 369 741.

Taxis and public transport

Taxi
The nearest taxi rank is at the Westin Hotel next to the theatre.

Train
Flinders Street station is approximately 350m away from the theatre serviced by all Metro lines.

Tram
The closest tram stops are Swanston Street – Stop 11 which is on Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 & 72, and Collins Street – Stop 6 which is on routes 11, 12, 48 & 109. Both stops are level access stops.

Drop off and pick up

The best spot for drop off and pick up is along Collins Street. There is metered and timed parking available. Please note directly out the front of the Regent Theatre is a No Parking zone, that can be utilised for drop off and pick-up.

Accessibility at Regent Theatre

The Australian Ballet and Regent Theatre are committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. The best way to check theatre accessibility is by visiting Marriner Group or by calling the Regent Theatre on 1300 111 011.

Venue entry

Entry to the Regent Theatre is on Collins Street via a wide marble staircase with six thick handrails and 14 stairs. The Box Office is located to the right at the top of the marble staircase at the entrance to the theatre and is clearly signed.

A Front of House staff member will be available at the entrance to assist guests who require step-free and wheelchair access to the theatre.

Stairs at the venue

Entry to the Regent Theatre is via Collins Street via a wide marble staircase with six thick handrails and 14 stairs.

Stalls access is via a wide set of six stairs, with four handrails to access the inner-stalls foyer and auditorium. The stalls auditorium area is raked. There is a single small step into Row V to give patrons level footing.

The dress circle foyer is accessed via two large marble staircases with handrails, with 32 stairs. From the dress circle foyer, there are 23 stairs into the auditorium. There is a further 23 stairs down to row A and 23 stairs up to row ZZ of the dress circle. Only the outside aisles from Rows A-M have a handrail.

Please note that the marble staircases date back to the theatres construction and have some wear on the edges; they can be slippery, and patrons should take extra care with footing in these areas.

Wheelchair access

There are six wheelchair positions at the Regent Theatre, each with associated companion seats. The allocated seats for the wheelchair position are removable if a patron prefers to remain in a wheelchair; or can remain in situ if they prefer to transfer to a theatre seat. Please indicate preference when booking.

Lift access to the stalls is available for patron’s using wheelchairs. The doors of the lift are 89cm wide and may not be suitable for larger motorised wheelchairs or scooters. Please contact Marriner Group Customer Service if you need further information.

Please inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets.

Assistive listening devices

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 1300 111 011.

Audio description

The Australian Ballet, in conjunction with Vision Australia, offers an audio description service for vision-impaired patrons to selected performances. Contact The Australian Ballet customer experience team on 1300 369 741 for further details.

Assistance animals and guide dogs

Support and assistance animals are welcome at the Regent Theatre. We encourage you to contact the Box Office on 1300 111 011 prior to the show so we can arrange assistance with entry if required.

Please be aware that the venue can be a noisy and busy environment, so you may want to consider the use of an alternative aid when attending a show.

Water bowls can be provided for Guide Dogs upon request.

Quiet spaces

The Regent Theatre does not have a dedicated quiet space. During the show, the foyers are quiet, well-lit and have seating available. There are aisle seats available for booking in case a quick exit is required.

The Regent Theatre currently has soft, in-ear earplugs available for patrons upon request. Ask a Front of House staff member for assistance.

Please call our customer experience team on 1300 369 741 or email [email protected] for assistance booking.

Restroom

There is a unisex accessible restroom located within the stalls foyer, opposite the merchandise counter. There is a visible sign, however patrons can see a Front of House staff member for directions if required.

The toilet has an automatic button-operated opener and is a left-hand side accessible toilet.

National Companion Card scheme

The Australian Ballet supports the National Companion Card scheme. For more information about the Companion Card, visit companioncard.vic.gov.au. To book tickets using your Companion Card, please phone The Australian Ballet on 1300 369 741.

General Venue Information

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all patrons and staff, Marriner Group Conditions of Entry outline the conditions applying to all persons whilst they are at a Marriner Group venue. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Marriner Group.

How many seats does the Regent Theatre have?

The seating plan for an Australian Ballet performance at the Regent Theatre has a total of 2,024 seats. The seating plan for an Australian Ballet performance at the State Theatre has a total of 1,878 seats. At the Regent Theatre we can accommodate an additional 146 guests for a performance.

Bags/Luggage & Cloaking

All bags are subject to search on entry. Oversized bags and large backpacks (larger than A4) will need to be cloaked prior to entry into the auditorium. We are unable to cloak luggage and recommend limiting the number of items and bags that you bring to the venue.

Photography and audio/video recording

It is strictly prohibited to take photos or audio/video recordings during any performance by The Australian Ballet. Photography is permitted during curtain call.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be turned off prior to a performance.

Food and drinks

Hot food or drinks are not permitted at the Regent Theatre.

Drinks and snacks are available to purchase from the theatre bars. Our bars open when doors open, approximately 1 hour prior to the performance start time. You can also pre-order your drinks and snacks in advance, and pick them up from a designated collection area.

Terms and conditions

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all patrons and staff, Marriner Group Conditions of Entry outline the conditions applying to all persons whilst they are at a Marriner Group venue. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Marriner Group.

Contact details

For more information about the Regent Theatre visit their website or call the Regent Theatre on 1300 111 011 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Marriner Group

A family owned and operated business, the Marriner Group manages five of Melbourne's most iconic venues including The Regent Theatre.