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Sat 3 Aug 2024


National Children's Orchestras Of Great Britain

Under 13 Orchestra Summer Concert

Beacon Hall

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An orchestra of children wearing pink.

At just 12 and 13 years old, the young musicians of National Children’s Orchestras’ Under 13 Orchestra are some of the UK’s most remarkable young musicians, and their creativity, skill, resilience, determination and flair is truly impressive.

Following on from the wonderful success of our Main Orchestra’s family concert here at Bristol Beacon in April, NCO are pleased to now present their Under 13 Orchestra for Bristol audiences this August.

This concert is the culmination of Under 13 Orchestra’s final residential of 2024, following their week-long summer residential of rehearsals, artist workshops, creative work and wellbeing sessions. Conducted by Matthew Quinn, NCO’s Under 13 Orchestra will perform their There’s no Planet B, environmentally themed programme.

Presented by National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain

Format: Reserved seating
Age: All ages, babes in arms included

Under 5s: Free entry

Matthew Quinn Conductor
National Children’s Orchestra – Under 13 Orchestra



Leonard Bernstein Slava
Jean Sibleius Finlandia
Rachel Portman Endangered
Gustav Holst Jupiter
Hans Zimmer Earth
Benjamin Britten Dawn and Storm
Debbie Wiseman Red Panda, Blue Whale, Polar Bear and Orangutan
Aram Khachaturian Fire

Doors: 16.00
Start: 16.30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“If it wasn’t for NCO I don’t know where I would be now!”

National NCO Member, age 13

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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