The Multi-Story Orchestra: A Musical Journey
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'
‘joyous and expert music-making’
- The Multi-Story Orchestra
- Julius Eastman: Stay on it
Need to know
For ages 7+
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
- Standard entry£8*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
The Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by the Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Open 90 minutes before an event until the end of the event. Closed at all other times.
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.
Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more via the link below.
For step-free access to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.
For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating row A and all wheelchair spaces please enter via the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
For lift access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden please use the Roof Garden Lift 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.
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. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. 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.