Being Broke Never Looked So Fierce.

Programmed in association with Curious Arts, part of Curious Festival 2019

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Inspired by the rent parties of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance and the poetry of Langston Hughes, Rent Party is an immersive show about 21st-Century Austerity Britain, created by an extraordinary group of artists.

We invite you to a party in our flat so that we can make this month’s rent, and entertain you with all our artist friends – dancers, singers, musicians and poets. We're going to vogue, we’re going to party and we’re going to create a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be young, gifted, black… and poor, and gay.

Being broke never looked so Fierce.

Once the performance stops, the party continues with Curious Vogue Ball at Dance City.

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"As poignant as it is political, as fierce as it is fabulous." ★★★★★ The Stage 

"A party like no other..." ★★★★★ Gay Times 

Pre-show Dance Workshop

Come and join the company an hour before the performance (6.15pm) for a free fun-filled party dance workshop and learn the 'Rent Party Hustle', before the main event kicks off.

Places are free but limited to 20 people - please book ahead!


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.