Regal Theatre

The Regal Theatre is a theatre located in the suburb of Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia. The theatre was named for King George VI who, at the time, had taken up the throne. It was originally a theatre for films, but in 1977 the Regal was converted into a live theatre. It is one of the few remaining theatres in Perth.

Regal Theatre
Regal Theatre, cnr Hay Street and Rokeby Road
General information
Architectural styleArt Deco
Address474 Hay Street
Town or citySubiaco
Coordinates31.9469°S 115.8238°E / -31.9469; 115.8238
Construction started1936
Inaugurated27 April 1938
ClientCoade and A.T. Hewitt
LandlordBaker Trust
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam G. Bennett

Opening night

The Regal Theatre's opening night was on 27 April 1938 with the film Love Under Fire.


The Regal Theatre is suited to all forms of theatre including stage shows, concerts, comedies, operas, film festivals and rock shows. The seating capacity is 1074 people.


  • 56 possible Fly Lines (32 Installed)
  • 23.4 square meter orchestra pit
  • FOH camera
  • 5 dressing rooms
  • 2 chorus rooms
  • 1 green room

Past performances

  • David Strassman
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • South Pacific
  • Hair
  • The Complete Works of Shakesphere
  • Stayin' Alive
  • Floorplay
  • Off Work
  • Robbee Williams Show
  • Respect

There have been many performances at the Regal Theatre, some are listed below

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Performed by Perth Youth Theatre
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • Menopause the Musical
  • Art
  • Peter Pan
  • RENT07 (Rent)
  • Wakakirri 2002 Heats
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Oliver Twist

Further reading

  • Dunn, Frank. (2004) Now and then - Brief history of the Regal Theatre. Sunday times (Perth, W.A.), 14 March 2004
  • Geneve, Vyonne.(1998) The picture gardens of Western Australia. Trust news, Apr. 1998, p. 8-10
  • Hocking Planning and Architecture.(2001) Regal Theatre, Subiaco : conservation plan Perth, W.A. Hocking Planning and Architecture.

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