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Regent Centre

Open Now: 10:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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Superb Venue

This venue has been totally revamped in the last few years. Cinema, live music, theatre...you name... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Lovely little theatre in the heart of Christchurch

We visited this theatre for the first time recently to see a wonderful show called Once Upon a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona E
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“live shows”(8 reviews)
“art deco”(6 reviews)
“comfy seats”(6 reviews)
The Regent Christchurch is a thriving 1930's Art Deco Cinema and Theatre. Open all year round, we show a variety of broadcasts, films, theatre, live music, opera and more.
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51 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AS, England
+44 1202 499199
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue has been totally revamped in the last few years. Cinema, live music, theatre...you name it, it’s here. A great place to visit, a real buzz about it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DebbieMH1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this theatre for the first time recently to see a wonderful show called Once Upon a Princess. The staff were all very lovely and happily stored my pushchair away. There's a great cafe and we were all very comfortable during the show. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fiona E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Bohemian Raphsody with a friend.. seating excellent and comfortable.. coffee is good .. would recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AmandaExpertReviewer
Reviewed 3 February 2019

We had the pleasure of visiting this quaint theatre to watch our son perform in the recent pantomime. The theatre has a little bar at front of house along with toilets. Comfortable seats giving a good view of the stage. We hope to return to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Often stop here for tea and coffee with a biscuit, it's lovely sitting and relaxing, volunteers are welcoming, just booked cinema tickets, it was quick and simple. It's all so clean and fresh when you walk in, and it's lovely to keep this in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gillian J
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The growth in live broadcasts has opened up cultural events to a wider audience unable to attend the actual performances. The Regent Centre was one of the, if not the, first in the UK to relay from the Met. Prices are very reasonable and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful change to a panto. I took my 2 children to see this show tonight. The scenery & costumes were stunning. The music, Actors & Little Elves were magical. Father Christmas was excellent. Lots of familiar songs & carols & dancing. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katrinahamp
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This venue offers a wide variety of attractions from cinema to live broadcast to big bands to amateur dramatics to one-offs like Michael Portillo. It is run by volunteers, who are unfailingly friendly and helpful. We think it’s great value for money, especially when there’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This lovely historic venue is beginning to need another makeover. The seat I was meant to sit in was broken and 15 years after the last refurb of seating another is due. I managed to find an alternative seat but the venue is a victim...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
RegentCentreXchurch, General Manager at Regent Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Dear Alan, Thank you for your review You are right! The last 5 years we have had over 620,000 people through the doors for shows and films so the wear and tear has been huge! We are looking to replace the seats soon so watch...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Really good venue with comfy seats and personal happy staff used to dealing with old fogies and doing it well. We loved the show and had a memorable night out. Thank you guys

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike B
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10 March 2019|
Response from TheRegentCentre | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your message. Yes you can, if you visit the website under the 'volunteering' tab and you can apply online Kind Regards The Regent Centre
5 January 2018|
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Response from X8085XIalanf | Reviewed this property |
Not sure they are still doing it. Ask the Duty Manager when you are next there.
Elizabeth R
1 September 2016|
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Response from TheRegentCentre | Property representative |
Hello, the best place to see all the latest film releases is the 'Whats on' section of our website (or click the cinema tab if you only want to see film) If you are passing, we have a film list (A5 flyer) that gets updated... More