Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Regent Theatre
Buy Now 7.30pm, 3 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 4 May Buy Now 5.00pm, 5 May Buy Now 2.00pm, 6 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 8 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 9 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 10 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 11 May Buy Now 7.30pm, 12 May
Adults from $59.50

Show information

Get ready to shake your groove thing Dunedin, because Priscilla Queen of The Desert, The Musical is about to knock your frocks off!

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, the Musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary head-dresses and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous!

It’s the world’s best party musical featuring all the hit songs from the movie and more including It’s Raining Men, I Love the Night Life, I Will Survive, Shake Your Groove Thing, Hot Stuff, Go West, Don’t Leave Me This Way and many more.

After winning a glittering array of international awards on Broadway, the West End, Europe and Asia, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, The Musical will rock the Regent Theatre Dunedin’s foundations for a strictly limited season!

Don’t miss this “feathered fabulousness and sequined splendour” by the same director and choreographer that bought us Mamma Mia, Grease: The Arena Spectacular and Mary Poppins.

Book now – don’t miss it!

General Ticket Sales – Premium – $69.50
General Ticket Sales – A Reserve – $59.50
General Ticket Sales – A Reserve (Concession) – $49.50

We Belong – Premium Dinner Package (per person) – $139.50 includes Adult Premium ticket, 3 course set dinner at Madam Woo’s Restaurant Dunedin, a programme and a cocktail.

Shake Your Groove Thing Package – $85.00 – A reserve ticket; programme and cocktail.

Concession pricing applies to students, senior citizens, groups of 10 or more and unemployed. ID required on request. We recommend that the show is suitable for audiences 14 years and older.

A Musical Theatre Dunedin Production.

By Arrangement with Nullarbor Productions in association with MGM On Stage. Exclusively licensed by Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd.

Written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.

Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture.

Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy.

Developed for the Stage and Original Direction by Simon Phillips.

The original motion picture was written and directed by Stephan Elliott, produced by Al Clark and Michael Hamlyn, executive producer Rebel Penfold-Russell and was financed with the assistance of the Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited and the New South Wales Film and Television Office.

Produced by: Musical Theatre Dunedin

Direction by: Doug Kamo

Choreography by: Emma Holloway

Musical Direction by: Stuart Walker

House information

Bar service

Our bars have a selection of New Zealand wines and beers as well as juices, water, light snacks and ice creams. The bars will be closed five minutes before the show’s published start time.


We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible venues in the city. We have flat access through our main doors and staff are more than happy to help with the doors if needed. Taxis can drop off and pick up patrons from outside these doors and we can order a taxi for you after the show.

There are accessible toilets on the lower level and a roomy lift provides access both to these facilities and to the Stalls seating. Seats in the Circle are accessed via several flights of stairs so we recommend patrons with mobility difficulties book seats in the Stalls.

We have seven dedicated wheelchair spaces and our events are available via an augmented hearing assistance system.

We also have opera glasses available for hire for $5 at the Box Office – just ask when you come in.

We encourage our patrons to discuss their needs with us so we can ensure they enjoy the show.

Theatre Etiquette

People come to the Regent Theatre to have a great night out. So everyone has a good time, we ask all our patrons to be courteous to those around them.

  • Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
  • If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
  • If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
  • Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
  • Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
  • Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
  • We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.