The Multi-Story Orchestra: A Musical Journey

Sun 3 Oct 2021, from 10.30am
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Family & young people
From £8
past event
past event
Multistory orchestra performs its Living Notes programme in Kings Cross area.

The Multi-Story Orchestra presents a wild and wonderful work from Julius Eastman, opening our new Family Series with a musical journey for ages seven and over.

The experience takes you around our site, culminating in a seated performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Enter the captivating and never-more-relevant world of Julius Eastman, whose ‘brazen and brilliant music’ (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) energised the East Coast underground.

More than three decades after his death, the world is at last giving Eastman the recognition he never gained in his lifetime – and certainly didn’t seek.

New York, 1973. Singer, composer and political activist Eastman introduces his new piece Stay On It at Buffalo University.

The music combines the propulsive thrust of the minimalist composers with a hint of Caribbean music and the party vibe of disco. But it won’t be long before that same music descends into anarchy...

Eastman was among the first to supercharge minimalism with obvious harmonies and rhythms from pop music.

The vitality, delirium and sheer strength of personality in his music are unmatched.

The Multi-Story Orchestra performs in car parks and unexpected spaces, bringing to life extraordinary performances, telling stories and unleashing creativity.

Winners of a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society award, Multi-Story are celebrated as one of the most exciting young ensembles in the UK.

They have performed at the BBC Proms and on Radio 3.

‘they play heroically, they play loudly, and they’ll play anything… The response was ecstatic, and it deserved to be'

New York Times

‘joyous and expert music-making’

The Times
  • The Multi-Story Orchestra
  • Julius Eastman: Stay on it

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 7+

Step-free access routes are available.

To join our free Access Scheme, email [email protected]

Find out more about our Access Scheme

This 90-minute experience takes you on a musical journey around our site, starting in either the Royal Festival Hall or Queen Elizabeth Hall building, and culminating in a seated performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Ticket holders should first go to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer to collect wristbands for your designated area. Instructions will be given on arrival. Please arrive at least five minutes before the start time.

Dates & times

Sun 3 Oct 2021, from 10.30am


  • Standard entryFrom £8*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of tickets. Ticket prices may be adjusted without notice to reflect demand.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

Check here for our current guidance

The Queen Elizabeth Hall is open 90 minutes before events

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Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.

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Pre-booking online is recommended. Check our website on the day for returns. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our Visitor Assistants on entry.

Some free events don't require a ticket. Found an event labelled FREE on our website with no way to book? Simply turn up on the day.

If you don't receive your e-ticket

Your e-ticket will be sent to you seven days before the event date from [email protected]. If you don't receive your e-ticket, and it's not in your junk or spam folder, please get in touch. 

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More information

Find out all you need to know about tickets, including concessions, group bookings, returns, credit vouchers and more, via the link below.

Frequently asked questions

Get an overview of the seating layout of Queen Elizabeth Hall by downloading our seating plan.

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. Please visit the Welcome Desk on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, where a member of staff can provide you with the key. You can also use the phone next to the Changing Places toilet to speak to a member of staff. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.


The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

To reach this entrance, enter the Royal Festival Hall via the Southbank Centre Square Doors. Take the JCB Glass Lift to Level 2 and exit to the Riverside Terrace. Turn right to find the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

For access to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating rows A to C and wheelchair spaces in the Front Stalls, please enter via the Artists' Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

Download step-free access map

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