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Here’s how to enter the lottery for $20 tickets to see Rent's 20th anniversary tour in Denver

The 20th anniversary tour of 'Rent' is coming to Denver for five shows only.
Credit: Amy Boyle; Denver Center for the Performing Arts

DENVER — Rentheads, rejoice!

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced details for an in-person lottery system for the 20th anniversary production of Rent in Denver. 

The Pultizer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical returns to the Mile High City for five performances only, Feb. 28 through March 1.

Seats in the first rows of the orchestra at the Buell Theatre will be available for $20 each through an in-person lottery at the box office. 

Here's how to enter: 

  • Two hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Buell Theatre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum.
  • Thirty minutes later, names are drawn for the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) tickets at $20 each. Cash only.
  • Lottery is in-person only at the Buell Theatre box office.
  • Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.

The tradition of cheap tickets to see Rent started in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theatre.  

The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering these orchestra seats in each city the show will play.

Credit: Amy Boyle

A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, the rock musical by Jonathan Larson tells the story of an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.

Two decades later, the musical continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations. The "Rent 20th Anniversary Tour" is produced by Work Light Productions.

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