Breakin' Convention - An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance

Breakin' Convention is the UK's festival of Hip Hop dance theatre, presenting dance by companies and crews from across the globe. With live performances from top hip hop dance crews including ILL-Abilities (International), Ukweli Roach (UK) and Wanted Posse (France).

Plus local acts, DJs, graffiti art, workshops, freestyling and much more! Breakin' Convention is more than just a show - it's an experience! Check out our trailer on the right hand side for more information and look back over past festivals on the left hand side!

Buy Breakin' Convention 2013 10 Year Anniversary tickets!

An all-star line up of hip hop dance theatre companies!

Main stage
Avant Garde Dance (UK)
Spoken Movement (UK)
Compagnie Phorm (France)
Definitives (UK)
ILL-Abilities (International)
IN-SI-DE The Cirque (Czech Republic)
Kendra Horsburgh (UK)
Street Kingdom (USA)
Tentacle Tribe (Canada)

Studio theatre
Marius & Andrei (Romania)
Tom Tsai (Taiwan/USA)

Main stage
Boy Blue Entertainment (UK)
Compagnie Phorm (France)
Don't Hit Mama (Holland)
Duwane Taylor (UK)
IN-SI-DE The Cirque (Czech Republic)
P*Fect (Sweden)
Rowdy (UK)
Soul Mavericks (UK)
Venus & Mars (UK)

Studio theatre
Crimson Grae & The Rovers (UK)
Mouse & Clara (UK / Philippines)
Tom Tsai (Taiwan/USA)

Main stage

Boadicea (UK)
Don't Hit Mama (Holland)
Far From The Norm (UK)
P*Fect (Sweden)
Street Kingdom (USA)
Tentacle Tribe (Canada)
Ukweli Roach (UK)
Wanted Posse (France)

Line up subject to change. Acts are not in running order.

Workshops (Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 May)

Workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the incredible Breakin' Convention 2014 artists! Check out the workshops timetable 

A Hip Hop Retrospective with the Black Dance Archive Project (Sunday 4 May)

Breakin' Convention, in partnership with the Black Dance Archives Project and State of Emergency, present a Hip Hop Retrospective: an event showcasing four London dancers who were central to the early stages of Hip Hop dance development in the UK, through film, performance and conversation: Dolby D (London Allstars) Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention) Jerry Barry (IDJ). Find out more.

Park Jam (Monday 5 May)

The best things in life are free. BC take it back to the roots of hip hop with a free PARK JAM! Bring the whole family for a funk-filled, open-air dance, music and art extravaganza. Details and line up to be announced! Find out more

After Party (Monday 5 May)

Ain't no party like a Breakin' Convention party! Join us at the O2 Academy, Islington, where you can let down your hair and kick it with Breakin' Convention! FREE to ticket holders or £5 in advance / £7 on the door. Tickets on sale soon!

Breakin' Convention 2014 UK tour dates 

As well as taking place at Sadler's Wells in London, Breakin' Convention is touring the UK in 2014! Choose a venue below for more information and links to buy tickets!

The Breakin' Convention UK tour is in association with Dance Consortium

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Tour tickets

 Each venue has individual prices and may incur booking fees  

Sadler's Wells, London 
Sat 3 - Mon 5 May 2014 
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Doncaster CAST 
Sat 10 May 
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Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 
Tue 13 May 
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Inverness Eden Court 
Fri 16 & Sat 17 May 
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Birmingham Hippodrome 
Tue 20 & Wed 21 May 
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Whitley Bay Playhouse  
Sat 24 May 
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Brighton Dome 
Tue 27 & Wed 28 May 
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Bristol Colston Hall 
Sat 31 May 
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Blackpool Grand 
Tue 3 June 
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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 
Sat 7 June 
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