Rent Party

July 2021

Bringing rent parties from 1920s Harlem to Medway

Rent parties were held in 1920s New York when African Americans faced disproportionately high rents. They threw wild jazz parties for paying guests to make up the money before the rent collector came round.

A male actor performing on stage

Event Details

Lyrici Arts and British choreographer Darren Pritchard are creating a digital theatrical show in Medway this summer! Featuring talent from Medway, and inspired by the style of rent parties, the co-created show will highlight local voices, hidden stories and fierce talent.


Tickets on sale soon!


This show is part of The Moving Roots Touring Network.

Date: 01/07/2021 to 31/07/2021
Suitable for:Families

Supported By

  • Medway Council - Serving You - Logo
  • Lottery Funded Arts Council England Logo
  • Battersea Arts Centre Logo
  • Collaborative Touring Network Logo
  • logo for colyer freguson
  • logo for kent city council
  • Glasbox Theatre Logo
  • Back Medway UK City of Culture 2025 Logo