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Breakin’ Convention, the world’s ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back and celebrating 20 years!

Join us in Norwich as we celebrate 20 years of Breakin’ Convention, touring with an all-new international line-up including, South Korea’s breakin’ crew MOVER, Netherland’s influential forces of funk Ghetto Funk Collective, and Dutch international hip hop pole champion Yvonne Smink. Local acts Fly No Filter, Garage Friday Crew, LEGACY Dance Company and Parallel Dance Studios will all also be taking part. Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D, the festival also features DJs, graffiti artists and freestyle sessions taking place all over the building.

Run out of Sadler’s Wells in London, Breakin’ Convention has been leading the hip hop theatre revolution since 2004. Book your tickets now and be part of this ultimate celebration of hip hop culture.

Download and print any or all of our Breakin’ Convention colouring activity sheets here! Submit your masterpieces to before 27 May to see them in our graffiti display.

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £25

Age recommendation: All ages

Under 26s: £5 off Band A – D

As part of Breakin’ Convention we are running a range of free additional activities around the shows, which are open to everyone. Read below for more information.

Breakin’ Convention isn’t just about seeing the show – it’s an event that allows you to get involved and immerse yourself in the world of breakdancing, DJs, graffiti and culture. The activities below are free and open to everyone (BBQ not included), regardless of whether you are seeing the show. Read on to find out more.

Before the day

20 May

Sin Cru- pop-up performances
SIN Cru is both an archive of living history with established bBoys and bGirls, DJs, MCs, Beatboxers and Graffiti Writers, as well as being a hothouse for new talent and imaginative energies.

Performances from breakers, MCs and DJs from the region will be running at St. Gregory’s and St. George’s Green, Norwich around lunchtime.




“The festival is a triumph, a weekend of events, on- and off-stage, a noisy, family-friendly party with a real sense of community, taking in breaking, popping, locking, krump, house, beatboxing, graffiti and more”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian

“A glorious festival of international hip hop”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Reviews Hub

“Breakin’ Convention is a true festival… this iteration is purely jubilant celebration”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph

“Richly fruited with uncomplicated delight”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Financial Times

“The sheer diversity of the crowds converging… all ages, colours, origins – bears witness to the popularity Breakin’ Convention has acquired in the 20 years since smaller beginnings.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Culture Whisper


Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Theatre Royal. Where to park near the theatre, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.