THE King of Waltz, Andre Rieu, has paid homage to the 'Queen of the Regent', otherwise known as general manager, Felicity Porter.

Felicity and her marketing officer Laura Dean met the legendary star following his London Concert at Wembley on December 12.

The pair were treated to front row tickets and a VIP reception after the Regent was listed as number one in the UK and Ireland for the best attendance at Andre Rieu's broadcast screenings.

It is the fourth year running that the Christchurch venue has topped the list.

Felicity said: “This has been a dream come true, finally getting to meet Andre in person and seeing him live on stage playing his wonderful music. This is a brilliant acknowledgement by Andre for all of the hard work put in by the Regent staff and volunteers to make the centre the number one cinema in the UK and Ireland for audience attendance at his concert screenings. It has been a real night to remember for Laura and me!”

The VIP package was arranged by Andre’s son, Pierre. Andre told them: “We are so thrilled with the fact that you are such great supporters of us. Please keep it up!”

Andre Rieu can be seen at the Regent for his New Year Concert from Sydney on Saturday, January 5 at 7pm and Sunday, January 6 at 3pm and 7pm.

Felicity was able to tell Andre that advance ticket sales for the three screenings are already going "through the roof" and is confident that the Regent will retain its title as his number one cinema in the UK and Ireland in 2019.