Hip Hop Education at Sadler’s Wells East

What is ABC?

Academy Breakin’ Convention (ABC) is the UK’s first free Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts specific to Hip Hop Theatre for 16 – 19 year olds. The course filla gap in professional pathways for new artists and entrepreneurs who want to work in the creative industries and focus on hip hop culture.

About Us
Group of students smiling, clapping and waving arms in the air in a hip hop dance workshop
Photo Credit – Jay Kasitz

Open Days & Events

Our open days and events welcome potential students, parents and carers to experience parts of the course and get a feel for what studying at ABC may be like.  All sessions have opportunities ask questions face to face with the team and learn more about the course.



Secure Your Space
Group picture of young people holding different poses with instructor in the middle smiling.
Photo Credit – WithSoph

Apply for ABC

Be part of the next generation of hip hop theatre makers and one of the first to receive a Level 3 Extended Diploma, in Performance and Production Arts, specific to Hip Hop Theatre.

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Key aspirations for the school

To establish a professional pathway that prioritises the development of hip hop as a theatrical genre.

To decrease barriers to entry for emerging hip hop theatre makers entering the creative sector.

To develop transferable skills, professional practices and more sustainable working methods for hip hop artists.

To increase opportunities for hip hop practices to be utilised within academic institutions.