Breakin' Convention

Fri 5 & Sat 6 May | Festival Theatre


Ticket prices

General from: £16.50*


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

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 back to Edinburgh!

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

Just Dance (Korea)
Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa)
Tentacle Tribe (Canada)
The local acts performing will be:-
Friday 5 May: Minijackers Youth Company, AKO, Shelltoe Mel, #1BLUD

Saturday 6 May: BKS Academy, B-Bairns Crew, The Dimestop, Urban Moves Dance Company

"One of the world's leading showcases of hip-hop dance and dance theatre..." The Guardian

And in The Studio from 11am to 4pm

Jam Piece 2017 Episode 1 brings you breakdance battles, showcases, performances and more. Featuring an international judging panel and DMC Champion DJ Ritchie Ruftone. Dancers from across the world come together to battle for the Jam Piece 2017 title, kid's crew breaking battles and solo breaking battle champions to be crowned on the day. £5 entry.

There are also FREE workshops and events runnng on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for everyone aged 10+ (unless otherwise stated)
Thursday 4 May
Tentacle Tribe Dance Workshop (15+ must have intermediate dance experience) BOOK NOW
Friday 5 May

Graffiti Workshops 
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm BOOK NOW
DJ Workshops
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm BOOK NOW

Breaking Dance Workshop
Screening of Hip-Hop and Breakin' 
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm unticketed
Cyphers (dance-offs) in the foyer
4-7pm unticketed
Saturday 6 May 
Drop in Graffiti Workshops
2-6pm unticketed
MC Workshops
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm BOOK NOW
Beatbox Workshops
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm BOOK NOW
DJ Workshops
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm BOOK NOW
Screening of Hip-Hop and Breakin' 
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm unticketed
Cyphers (dance-offs) 
5-6.30pm unticketed

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Concessions £2 off

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book.

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise.

Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18001 0131 529 6003.