Adult Programming – Conservatory Company

Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel.

Dates and Times:
August 17, 18, 19, 20
at 7:30 pm

August 20
at 2:00 pm


Ticket Prices*:
Adults: $34
Seniors (65+): $32
Youth (19-): $15

*Additional fees will apply

Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre,
Peller Hall,
357 Wilson Street East,
Ancaster, ON, L9G 2C1

Nupi Gokhale

Nupi Gokhale


Since Theatre Ancaster’s inception in 1997, Nupi has performed, choreographed, stage managed, directed, produced and served as it’s Director of Youth Programming for ten years, Vice-President for five and currently serves as the company’s President since 2013. Favourite directing credits include Beauty and the Beast, Shrek and Mamma Mia. She holds degrees from Queen’s University and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (U of T). Nupi’s love of theatre and education have allowed her to build both careers simultaneously. After two decades teaching in the Grand Erie DSB, Nupi is now an administrator, first collaborating as an artistic director of a private arts high school in Burlington, and now as a Vice-Principal in the Hamilton-Wentworth DSB. Her commitment to Theatre Ancaster is credited to amazingly talented community volunteers. As co-creator of our Jitterbugs Program when her children were toddlers, she is elated at the opportunity to bookend that with the latest TA program, this time working alongside her kids, for the kid in all of us!


How can I buy tickets to a Theatre Ancaster show?
  1. ONLINE through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre ticket portal
  2. TELEPHONE through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre at 905-304-3232
  3. IN-PERSON through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre
Where can I park at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre?

There is parking available behind Memorial, as well as in several nearby lots within easy walking distance.

Parking map

What is your refund/exchange policy?

There are no ticket refunds. Exchanges for the same production only can be made up to 24 hours prior to the performance date of your original tickets.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we offer a group discount when one individual purchases 20 or more adult tickets to the same performance.  Each person in the group will receive the senior ticket price, versus the adult ticket price, for that performance.

Can I bring my infant/young child to a show without a ticket?

All children, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend a performance. To attend, children should be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout a 2-hour performance. The student price applies to all children and students up to and including university. Please note: Not all performances are suitable for children.

Will Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre have booster seats available for children?

Yes, a limited number of booster seats will be available at the theatre, and they will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a booster seat.

Does the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre have a scent-free policy?

For the safety and comfort of your fellow audience members, please refrain from using perfume or scented products before coming to the theatre. Theatre Ancaster promotes a scent-free environment, as a growing number of our patrons have allergies or sensitivities to perfume and scents from laundry detergent, dryer sheets, deodorant, hairspray, hand cream, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

Can I bring outside food or drink into the venue?

No outside food or drink is permitted at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. Refreshments and snacks may be purchased on site at the theatre.

Is there a coat check at Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre?

No, the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre will not have a coat check.