From smiley usherette to babysitting for Billy Connolly, General Manager of the Regal Theatre
Kim Knight has done everything and anything it takes to maintain the majesty of this iconic Subi institution.
A family affair since her parents assumed management in 1977, this grand dame of live entertainment has been the pulse behind the curtain for nearly four decades, playing host to everyone from Paul McCartney to Dame Edna. Kim’s cascade of auburn hair, furry sidekick Pepper and good-natured giggle bring the plush tonal maroons of the Regal’s recent-ish art-deco update come alive.
ANY SURPRISING OR UNUSUAL REQUESTS YOU'VE ENCOUNTERED DURING YOUR TIME WORKING AT THE REGAL THEATRE?
Yes, we have had all sorts of weird food requests, from particular brands of water to special lollies, yoga mats, certain flowers, and a bunch of crazy things like that. There is a lot of things I can’t share from backstage well…
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO SUBIACO AND WHAT MADE YOU STAY?
I have been in Subiaco from the age of seven when my parents took over the running of the Regal Theatre. I have pretty much been here ever since, I love Subiaco and now I live, work and play here.
GO-TO LUNCH SPOT?
or Subi Hotel
BEST WAY TO SPEND $50 IN SUBIACO?
At the pub (as above)
BEST COFFEE IN SUBIACO?