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Rent Party

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Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £14)

Running Time: 73 mins

Age Guidance: 18+

This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall.

Moving RootsTouring Network presents the five star production ofRent Party:coming to our Grand Hall for one more radically entertaining night only.

Rent Party  has been co-created by an extraordinary group of artists from Peterborough with writers and creators from Manchester’s House of Ghetto; Darren Pritchard and Stewart Bowdon. 

You are cordially invited to the party we all need. We’ll sing, we’ll dance, play games and tell our stories; creating a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be gifted, working class and LGBTQI+.

Rent Party is a co-created production written by Darren Pritchard, produced by Jumped Up Theatre and supported by Moving Roots.


Part of our OverCome Season


As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider or list of prices to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, we’ve included a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.


We are a COVID secure venue and are following guidelines set out by the government to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

All visitors need to wear a mask or face covering while in the building. This can be removed to enjoy drinks.

one way system and hand sanitising stations will be in place.

Find out more about our covid-secure measures


This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall.

You will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current Covid safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.


  • This performance may include potentially distressing themes including racism, homophobia, suicide & violence.
  • This performance will have strobe lighting.

All performances will be Relaxed.

Further Information

Pre-show information

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This performance of Rent Party has been developed as part of the Moving Roots Touring Network.

Across three years, Moving Roots collaborates with communities and artists to explore pioneering new ways to make, stage and tour live performances across the UK; giving local people the agency and empowerment for them to be a catalyst for creativity, leadership and the change they want to see in their communities.


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