Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

What do London’s Village Underground in 2022 and the home of Archeduke Rudolf in Vienna in 1824 have in common? Both places give you the opportunity to hear Schubert’s Octet the way it was meant to be enjoyed: in a relaxed atmosphere with friends, laughter, and drinks.

Schubert’s Octet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest examples of chamber music, and audiences often sit in rapturous silence when listening to the piece. We want you to experience this wonderful work without any of those modern-day inhibitions. Our musicians will be seated in the centre of the venue to ensure you are able to have an up close and personal experience of the music. Between the movements, our players will speak about the piece or improvise and, as an alternative to our usual ‘roaming’ tickets, the musicians will swap places with each other so even from one seat you’ll get to enjoy different soundscapes.

Join us at the Village Underground to discover the beauty of Schubert’s Octet in our contemporary version of a traditional Vienna salon.

This concert will be presented in collaboration with Spitalfields Music


Alexandra Wood director
City of London Sinfonia


Schubert Octet in F Major, D 803

Booking information

Prices and discounts

Standard: £25, £20
Concessions: £20, £15
Wheelchair/Access tickets: £20, £15
CLS 5IVER (students, 16-25s): £5 - cushion only
Child (U16s): £1

No booking fees. All tickets are subject to availability. Read our terms and conditions of sale.

For free essential companion/personal assistant tickets and access enquiries, please contact our box office by email at boxoffice(at) or visit our Box Office support page.

Series Saver: Save 10% on Standard tickets when you book for three or more concerts in this series at the same time. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout.

Choose how you experience the music

Chair: Experience the music in guaranteed seats while still having the freedom to move about if you wish.

Cushion: Pull up one of our comfy cushions on the floor or create your own musical journey by wandering and exploring the acoustics around the venue.