RENT returns to Hope Mill Theatre LIVE in 2021 following a smash-hit online run in 2020!

Directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, Spring Awakening) 

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.

It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Returning to Hope Mill Theatre – 6th August – 19th September, 2021

Please note we have 2 socially distanced performances of RENT. 29th August & 8th September

As you check out, you can add your RENT programme to your basket as you check-out for just £5!

RENT is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Tim Weil

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics: Billy Aronson

Dramaturg: Lynn Thomson

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited 


Directed by Luke Sheppard

Choreographer: Tom Jackson Greaves

Musical Supervisor: Katy Richardson

Set & Costume Designer: David Woodhead

Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson

Sound Designer: Paul Gatehouse

Projection Designer: George Reeve

Musical Director: Chris Poon

Casting: Pearson Casting


Full Cast Announcement coming soon! 

Production Information


6th & 7th August, 2021


6th August - 19th September, 2021


From £25

Show Dates

6th August - 19th September, 2021

Running time: 2.5 hours

Interval: Yes, 15 minutes

Age Restriction: 13+

Any Warnings: Drug-use, strong language & themes of adult content. Parental guidance required for children under 15.