Originally opened in 1929 as a super cinema, The Regent Theatre’s first presentation was a silent film, The Last Command. The foyer was luxuriously decorated in the fashionable Art Deco style, with similar splendour in the auditorium and its reputation grew for presenting Sunday concerts. In 1950 there was a name change to the Gaumont and the venue became part of the increasing touring pop concert circuit in the 60s and was extensively used for amateur operatic and musical comedy... Read more >>
Originally opened in 1929 as a super cinema, The Regent Theatre’s first presentation was a silent film, The Last Command. The foyer was luxuriously decorated in the fashionable Art Deco style, with similar splendour in the auditorium and its reputation grew for presenting Sunday concerts. In 1950 there was a name change to the Gaumont and the venue became part of the increasing touring pop concert circuit in the 60s and was extensively used for amateur operatic and musical comedy productions. It 1974 it was given a triple screen and renamed the Odeon Film Centre two years later. In 1989, following the opening of a six screen Odeon at the Festival Park, it closed.
Following a three year, £23 million development of the city centre, The Regent Theatre was reopened on 22 September 1999 after being fully restored to its previously elegant Art Deco style and has already been visited by a host of distinguished guests including Sir Derek Jacobi. Her Majesty the Queen officially opened The Regent Theatre in October 1999. As a number one touring venue, The Regent Theatre is capable of taking the largest touring productions and has already played host to the very best opera, dance, drama and musicals, direct from Broadway and the West End. Most notably, Glyndebourne Touring Opera has relocated its northern operation from Manchester to The Regent Theatre, attracted by the outstanding backstage and front of house facilities that the venue offers. Other highlights have included Royal National Theatre's An Inspector Calls, Royal National Theatre's Noises Off, Adventures in Motion Pictures' Swan Lake and the West End smash hit Saturday Night Fever.
The Regent Theatre is situated in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley), easily accessible from the M6, junctions 15 and 16, and from the A50. Follow the prominent brown tourism signs for the Cultural Quarter and then Theatres. Ample secure parking nearby (£1 eves).
By bus or coach:
Drop off space for coaches and parking nearby. Please contact the Groups Hotline 0844 871 7619 for details or for information about alternative coach parking. The Regent Theatre is a five minute walk from the city centre bus station.
Frequent trains to Stoke-on-Trent from towns in the surrounding area. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a 10 minute bus ride or taxi drive away.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7649
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7619
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 01782 213808
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
There is lift access to all levels of the theatre from our foyer (with audible announcer).
On arrival at the theatre there are 9 steps leading from the front doors to the theatre foyer. If you bear to your left on entering he doors we have a small lift suitable for wheelchair users and buggies.
There are designated wheelchair space on both auditorium levels:
x 4 spaces Circle Row B
Accessed by lift
x 4 spaces in Stalls Row U
Accessed by lift
Row E in the stalls can accommodate between 1 and 18 wheelchair users
Accessed by flat level from foyer
Box Office, cloakroom and bars all have low level counters.
Backstage Tours are accessible to wheelchair users.
We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset (without a hearing aid) or one that is worn around the neck (with a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. There is no charge for using the headsets which you can collect from the cloakroom.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre and we will provide water for them on request.
There are accessible toilets in the Foyer, the Stalls Bar and the Circle bar.
The Regent Theatre and The Victoria Hall boast conference and events facilities that are totally unique and guaranteed to impress. The two theatres offer auditoriums, conference rooms and exhibition areas that can be used during the day or evening whilst a dedicated events management team including professional AV and catering staff, ensure that your event runs smoothly and has that wow! factor.
The Regent Theatre - Britannia Suite (59x26 ft capacity 150)
A glass windowed room, with original art deco features and dance floor. This room is ideal for conferences, presentations, performances, parties and wedding receptions. There is an additional Mezzanine which can be used as a breakout or buffet area.
The Regent Theatre - Wedgwood Room (capacity 15)
A small, private enclosed room, which is ideal for board meetings, private events and client entertaining.
The Regent Theatre - Circle Bar (99x19 ft capacity 50)
The Regent Theatre - Stalls Bar (102x9 ft capacity 50)
Our unique bars on all floors are large, curved areas that can be used as conference rooms in their own right or breakout rooms. They provide unique and airy surroundings and we can arrange seating and tables to your specification.
The Victoria Hall - the Auditorium (64x62 ft)
This beautiful Victorian concert hall has a 1600 standing or 1400 seating capacity and can be used for trade fairs, product launches, concerts, AGMs, school concerts and staff presentations. It can be used to stage any event with its wooden floor (with removable seating) and stage area.
The Victoria Hall - Atrium
The large glass atrium reaches the full height of the building and sits outside the main auditorium. It can be used for more permanent displays of products and art and as an additional break out area to the main auditorium.
The Victoria Hall - Sponsors Room (28x15 ft capacity 60)
A private light filled room, surrounded by a narrow balcony which can be used in addition to the room. The room is ideal for larger board meetings or smaller conferences. The bars below this room can be used as additional break out rooms or buffet areas.
The Victoria Hall - Circle Bar (28x23 ft capacity 40)
The Victoria Hall - Upper Circle Bar (26x16 ft capacity 40)
Two open plan spacious rooms which can be used as small meeting rooms or break out rooms. These light, airy rooms are a welcome change from enclosed spaces and are also suitable for holding workshops or training sessions.
For further information and to book your event contact Sophia Flawn -
All hotelware for our functions and events is supplied by The Dudson Group
Welcome to the Creative Learning Department at The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.
Our work includes:
02 to 011 Dance – Ten years of youth dance involving over 15000 young people and 2500 new pieces of Choreography.
Adventure Place – A ghoulish and spine chilling Youth Opera - commissions funded by the Arts Council and Make Some Noise.
The Ambassador Theatre Group is also an active member of Action for Children’s Arts and fully endorses its recent Manifesto for Children’s Arts which is inspired by Article 31 of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child:
'Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.'
Action for Children’s Arts
Backstage Theatre Tours
The Winters Tale
Sat 20 April at 10.30am
£7.50 (includes tea/ coffee & biscuits)
Sat 15 June at 10.30am
£7.50 (includes tea/coffee & biscuits)
West Side Story
Sat 16 Nov at 10.30am
£7.50 (includes tea/coffee & biscuits)
We offer many opportunities for businesses to become involved with the theatre and the arts here in Stoke-on-Trent and across the UK with the Ambassador Theatre Group.
With our diverse cultural programme and wide menu of participatory activities, our work reaches out to every demographic, from classical music to pop and large scale musicals, through to stand-up comedy.
Our aim is to build relationships with the local business community, designing opportunities that give real value to your business and your employees.
To find out more about the ways you can work with us please email Rebecca Hinton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoke-on-Trent Theatre’s is very proud to work with the following sponsors & members and would like to acknowledge their valued support:
Church Lane Physiotherapy
Beating Heart – Alton Towers Social Club
Stoke City FC
Chamber North Staffordshire