Jan 22 2016

North East Acts Announced for Breakin’ Convention 2016


The PLAYHOUSE is pleased to announce that the four local acts appearing at Breakin’ Convention 2016 are:  

  • the brilliant Battalions Crew;
  • the excellent Custom Breaks (returning to the PLAYHOUSE after their 2014 debut);
  • Sunderland’s super Dance Jam;
  • and the fantastic Flava Bay, hailing from our very own Whitley Bay!

Breakin’ Convention is Sadler’s Wells’ ground breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre featuring a line-up of jaw-dropping performances from around the world and around the corner. Curated by UK hip hop theatre legend Jonzi D, the event brings some of the world’s best poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls together to dance alongside local crews.

International artists this year include world bboy champions, The Ruggeds, hailing from the Netherlands, who will perform a high-octane show; French native Antoinette Gomis, performing a poetically emotive solo to Nina Simone’s ‘Images’; and Spanish group Iron Skulls, merging bboying with contemporary for an apocalyptic showpiece.

Breakin’ Convention is more than just a show – it’s an experience! DJs, dancers, live aerosol art, MCs and freestyle sessions take over the building in the ultimate celebration of hip hop culture!

Tickets costing £12, £8 conc. are on sale now during the early bird period, tickets are £14, £10 conc. after 31st January 2016.

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.