The Regent Theatre
Slattery has worked closely with Marriner Group on the alteration and expansion of the beloved Regent Theatre, adjacent to Melbourne’s City Square. Originally a grand picture palace when it opened in 1929, it survived flood, fire and threats of demolition to reopen in 1996, meticulously restored. It has played host to many major theatre and musical productions. This current refurbishment includes an extension of the balcony to increase seating capacity to 2,300 and improve the viewing experience for audiences, amenity upgrades including bathrooms and bars, a lighting rig upgrade to suit the new seating configuration and DDA features to support patrons throughout the auditorium, sensitive to the heritage requirements of the building. The new seating configuration will allow setting for 1,500, 1,700 and 2,300 seats to suit a variety of theatre productions and those requiring a more ‘intimate’ space.