In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, this Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.

Many fans will be excited to hear that this November, the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece RENT will return to the National Theatre by popular demand with its 20th anniversary tour production.



Dates: The RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will run Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 17, 2019.
• Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm
• Friday and Saturday at 8pm
• Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
• Sunday evening at 7:30pm

The National Theatre Address: 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, 35 minutes, including one intermission

Age Recommendation: Ages 13 and up

Ticketing Information: Tickets for the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR are currently on sale and may be purchased at, by calling 1-800-514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (open MondayFriday from 12pm-6pm and two hours prior to every performance).


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One lucky Playful Parent fan will be randomly drawn to win two tickets to the Tuesday November 12th opening night showing of RENT at The National Theatre. For a chance to win:

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***The Playful Parent is a non-profit and is not paid to advertise or promote companies. All information provided is my own non-biased opinion. A big thank you to The National Theatre for donating tickets for the giveaway.***