Rain Crew Summer Jam

Sat 10 Jun 2023, 2pm
Riverside Terrace, Level 2
Performance & dance
Dancers from Rain Crew battling.

Dust off your best moves for a day of workshops and DJ sets with Rain Crew, and if you’re in a battling mood, step up to compete for a prize.


2pm – 3pm: DJ set
3pm – 4pm: Hip-hop and breaking workshop with Hakim Saber
4pm – 5pm: Battle registration and sets from DJ Fran and DJ Billy Biznizz
5pm – 6pm: Dancer pre-selection rounds
6pm – 9pm: Battles
9pm – 10.30pm: Summer Jam after-party

Hosted by Hakim Saber, we kick off the day’s activity with a fun workshop to sharpen your hip-hop and breaking skills. There's no need for special clothes or equipment – come as you are, whether you’re a seasoned dancer or it’s your first time shaking a leg to the sound of hip-hop and house music.

Following this, dancers can register for the battles and warm up in a cypher, dancing to the sounds of DJ Fran and DJ Billy Biznizz.

Battle pre-selection involves battle pairs competing against each other. Pairs must have one breaker and one dancer of another style. Judges select the top pairs to compete in the main two-on-two battle.

The top pairs will battle in a knockout competition for a grand prize of £500.

Rain Crew are a dance crew and arts organisation focusing on community-led projects aimed at bringing people together through music, culture and dance.

It presents classes, workshops, performances, events, projects and competitions, as well as fundraising drives for international disasters.

With over 10 years of teaching experience, their dancers specialise in breaking, hip-hop, house and krump. They’ve danced competitively at both a national and International level.

Need to know

Age recommendation

Under-16s who would like to participate must register in advance of the day. Ages 16+ can register in advance or sign up on the day.

A rest space is available during this event. Please ask a Visitor Assistant to use it.

You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email.
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If you would like to compete, please register in advance. Ages 16+ can also sign up on the day.

Email your name and dance style to [email protected][email protected] to register.

Please note that smoke, haze and flashing light effects may be used during this performance.

In the event of very wet weather, this event will take place in The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall.

Dates & times

Sat 10 Jun 2023, 2pm


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Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall for ticket holders and those attending Riverside Terrace events. 


The Royal Festival Hall cloakroom is in the Green Side Foyer, Level 4. It’s £1 per item, card only. The cloakroom opens about an hour before ticketed events, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It can be accessed via Lifts 2 & 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall. The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. 

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For level access to the Royal Festival Hall, please use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, to Level 2, and enter via Riverside Terrace. All floors are accessible from the main foyer.

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Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

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Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

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A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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