Regent Theatre is a heritage-listed cinema at 167 Queen Street, Brisbane City, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (on the Queen Street Mall). It was designed by Richard Gailey, Junior, Charles N Hollinshed, and Aaron Bolot and built from 1928 to 1929 by J & E L Rees and A J Dickenson. It was one of the original Hoyts' Picture Palaces from the 1920s. It is also known as Regent Building. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.Plan to visit Brisbane Arts Theatre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Brisbane attractions using our Brisbane travel planner .
The Regent Theatre in Brisbane was constructed as the first and only American-style picture palace to be built in Queensland. It reflects the opulence and grandeur of the great Hollywood era and was one of many operated by Hoyts in Australia.
Other significant Regent Cinemas around Australia were the Regent in George Street, Sydney (now demolished), the Regent on the Rundle Mall in Adelaide which is now converted into a shopping mall and the Regent Melbourne on Collins Street, restored in the 1990s and now a major successful live theatre for Melbourne. The Regent Theatre, Dunedin in New Zealand was adapted for live performances in the 1970s and continues to be used for those and as a cinema. Smaller Regent cinemas include the Regent in downtown Ballarat, Victoria, now remodelled into a multi-screen complex.
Brisbane Arts Theatre Reviews
This is an amateur theatre which provides wonderful theatre opportunities. We saw two productions during our stay. The theatre is small but does its job In providing a good performance space. more »
Oh dear! The worst ever show to make the stage in BrisVegas ... The History of Comedy (abridged) at the Petrie Tce Brisbane Arts Theatre.Three puerile boys who did not pass high school drama try out s... more »
Luckily this review is about the venue, not the play we saw! It's a very small and old building, but I guess that adds to the character. The atmosphere was relaxed and happy. It seemed clean, and the show started fairly close to on time. The food and drink prices were also reasonable.
Great small local theatre with a great selection of shows. I recently saw Avenue Q here - the price was very reasonable for such a high profile show. The snacks and drinks are also fairly priced. The size of the theatre means wherever you are sat, you have a good view.
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