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Breakin’ Convention, a ground-breaking showcase of hip-hop dance theatre, is back at Birmingham Hippodrome as part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival and celebrating 20 years!

Expect jaw-dropping and inspiring performances from internationally celebrated poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls in an incredible event that presents local talent alongside global sensations.

We’re excited to be welcoming South Korea’s breakin’ crew MOVER, Netherland’s influential forces of funk Ghetto Funk Collective, and Dutch international hip-hop pole champion Yvonne Smink. Hosted and curated by UK hip-hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D, the event 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.

Programme line-up*

Tue 13 Jun, 7.30pm | Hosted by Jonzi D
Coady Crew (UK)
Company Apidae (UK)
Gfunk Collective (UK)
O’Driscoll Collective (UK)
Ghetto Funk Collective (Netherlands)
Mover (South Korea)
Yvonne Smink (Netherlands)

Wed 14 Jun, 7.30pm | Hosted by Jonzi D
DanceNuvo (UK)
Marshon Dance Company (UK)
Nathan Lafayette (UK)
Jamaal Sterrett (UK)
Ghetto Funk Collective (Netherlands)
Mover (South Korea)
Yvonne Smink (Netherlands)

*Subject to change


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours including an interval

Age guidance




Discounts & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.


£5 off Price Band A, £4 off B on both performances (limited availability).


£3 off Price Bands A & B on both performances (limited availability).


Both performances
8+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket on Price Band A, save £4 per ticket on Price Band B

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


£13 per ticket on Price Band B. Free ice lolly per ticket.
CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

For school bookings, please call Group Sales on 0844 338 7000* for more information and to book now!


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability

CLICK HERE for further information on our Standby Rate and our On the Day Postcode Scheme for Birmingham residents living in B6, B9, B10, B11 and B21


£5 off tickets to all performances
2 for 1 tickets where carer or companion required to all performances

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

The Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

The Kiosks

You’ll find kiosks in the foyers selling a range of confectionery, Marshfield ice creams (which can also be pre-ordered) and chilled soft drinks as well as the current show programme.

The Proscenium Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious lounge.

Accessible Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • BSL Interpreted: Tue 13 Jun, 7.30pm

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

Additional materials

Download the colouring sheets below and create your own Hip-Hop world with Breakin’ Convention.

Colouring sheet 1
Colouring sheet 2
Colouring sheet 3

Credit: Kevin Parker

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