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Breakin' Convention

16 - 17 May 2017

Breakin’ Convention UK Tour 2017
International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre

A Sadler’s Wells Project

Breakin’ Convention, the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner is coming to Southampton.

Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring production of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage.

This year’s line-up includes South Korean super crew of poppers and b-boys Just Dance whose performance includes live Korean drumming; Canadian urban contemporary duo Tentacle Tribe; and Soweto Skeleton Movers who perform comedic contortionism fused with Pantsula, a style from their native South Africa.

Confirmed line-up for Tuesday:

SHAKE, Bboy Finn, SwagOut Entertainment

Confirmed line-up for Wednesday:

Bboy Josh, South Coast Collabo, Just Street Dance School, Annie Harfield and Claire Hough, DFA

Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin’ Convention an unforgettable experience for all the family.

“One helluva weekend” Time Out

"One of the world’s leading showcases of hip-hop dance and dance theatre… " ★★★★ The Guardian

Be part of it!

If you are a dancer, graff writer, DJ, emcee or beatboxer, then we want to hear from you! Email to find out more about how you can be part of this historic event.

Pre-Show Events
From 5pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday come and join us for various activities, taster sessions and all things Hip Hop to get you in the mood before Breakin' Convention take to the stage.
Activities include:

  • Breakin' and Cypher workshops with Spencer Whatmore from Born to Rock
  • Rap and MC workshops with local rap artist Tenchoo who will also be performing with Jonzi D
  • DJ
  • Solo/Duet dance performances
  • Grafitti Art Workshops
  • Hip Hop and Little Hip Hop Dance Workshops

Buy Event Tickets

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Ticket Prices

Prices range from:
£12.50 to £15.50

Further Information

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 0 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Age Advice:

Under twos are not permitted.


Strobe lighting

Pricing and Discounts


Tue - Wed 7pm  £15.50  | £12.50 | Wheelchair Space £12.50   

The Balcony is not currently on sale.


Young Person Under 18 £10 per ticket.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £8 per ticket
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (10+) £10 per ticket and one free with every 20 purchased. 
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

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