Learn from our award-winning line up of performers

Get involved and enjoy this unique opportunity to learn from this year's incredible line up of artists, as they share their skills, tricks and techniques in one off intensive workshops. Each workshop will cover a certain style or element and be aimed at a specific level so can find the right one for you. Our workshops are very popular, so make sure to book early to avoid missing out.

Our general workshops are open to everyone over the age of 7 and our great for beginners or dancers looking to learn a new style. Intermediate workshops are best suited to those with at least one year of experience and a foundational knowledge of the style.

All our workshops cost just £10 plus transaction fee: £1 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.

Our workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention.

Workshops go on sale Spring 2019

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Around The Theatre

From 4pm, daily

Each day Breakin' Convention spills out into the foyers as they come alive with dance, music and art.

After collecting your wristband admire the grand international mural, or grab some merchandise from the shop. Head upstairs to the Mezzanine level and get down in the dance circles, with live music from resident DJs Tha En4cers. Pre-show we have an emcee to warm you up for the main stage, and a beatboxer during the interval. Now it's time to find your feet and learn the freshest moves! If you're not quite ready to take a masterclass, let us take you through some basic steps for free. And for the younger kids, look out for the Tiny Totrock Sessions. It's time to get creative, grab some markers and create your own tag, or if you're a beginner, fill out some of our pre-drawn templates.

Full line-up will be announced March 2019



Park Jam

Breakin' Convention's Park Jam has earned a reputation as one of the UK's realest hip hop events. Taking things back to the roots of the culture, this jam is suitable for the whole family. A funk-filled, open-air dance, music and art filled extravaganza.

But best of all it's free.


Expect the illest emcees, live bands, DJs and spoken word to take to the main stage for your enjoyment.


Marketplace | Dance Cyphers | Food | Live Graffiti | Bar Jam Area


  • Please note we are expecting to reach capacity. Park Jam is free and therefore on a first come first served basis.

  • Once the park reaches capacity we will operate on a one-out, one-in basis. We recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

  • Re-admittance is not guaranteed so we advise you to bring everything you need with you. Glass items will not be permitted on site.


Park Jam 2019 Details


Monday 6 May 2019


1.00 pm - 5.30 pm


Spa Fields Park,
(Nearest station Angel/Farringdon)


Freestyle Funk Forum

Freestyle Funk Forum is an hour of improvised theatre in hip hop’s answer to 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

No two shows are ever the same in this spontaneous collection of skits brought to life through the elements of hip hop from dance and beatboxing to turntablism and rap.

The excitement of Freestyle Funk Forum can’t be contained, after appearing at the Harlem Apollo and festivals like Lovebox, Camp Bestival and Wilderness, Freestyle Funk Forum makes its welcome return to London for Breakin' Convention '18.

Ticket Information

Freestyle Funk Forum will take place on Sunday and Monday only and is scheduled around the main stage performances so they do not clash.

Festival tickets do not guarantee entry to Freestyle Funk Forum. But tickets are FREE to festival ticket holders. Non-ticket holders can purchase tickets for Freestyle Funk Forum for £5.

Tickets will be available on the Sunday and Monday for that day's performance from the Sadler's Wells Ticket Office in person, and a limited number of tickets will also be held back at the Lilian Baylis Studio entrance.


After Party

The Celebrations Continue

Breakin' Convention's infamous after party returns on Sunday 5 May. Come get down, meet the artists and join us in celebrating 15 years of Breakin' Convention with a night of hip hop culture in full effect at O2 Academy Islington.

Hip Hop | Afro Beat | Grime | House

Don't forget to keep your festival wristband on for discounted entry.

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