LSO St Luke’s
An impressive and stylish building in the heart of central London, LSO St Luke’s offers flexible contemporary spaces to hire for arts, corporate and private events.
Below: Guest entrance
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At LSO St Luke’s we believe that creativity and experience lie at the heart of every perfect event.
Of course, it helps to have a unique heritage space with a stunning contemporary interior. And an ideal City location comes in handy too. But it’s our ability to go the extra mile, to make your ideas a reality, that really makes us different. Your event, your guests, your imagination. Our expertise.
‘Having worked at lots of Londonvenues over the past eight years, I can honestly say that the service from LSO St Luke’s was the best I’ve experienced’Louise Davies, Seventeen Events(Observer Ethical Awards)
Below: Reception in the Jerwood Hall
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Imagine a space where you can bring your most creative party ideas to life.
Imagine giant butterflies, New York skyscapes, aerialists, chandeliers and incredible food. Intimate dinners, lavish receptions, sun-bathed interiors or dramatically-lit façades: it’s your party, it’s your imagination. LSO St Luke’s is an unrivalled choice to impress your most discerning guests, whatever the occasion.
Banquets PartiesWedding ReceptionsCivil Partnerships
‘Thank you for ensuring that both thepreparation and the day itself ran smoothly. The venue is spectacular!’Mark Howland, Charity Bank
Below: Champagne bar
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Bottom: Awards ceremony
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Imagine a training day where no-one nodded off after lunch ora conference without hotel carpet, harsh light and bad air. Imagine a place where you feel inspired by just being there. Inspiring spaces are difficult to find. Now you’ve found the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s. Lofty ceilings, masses of sunlight, excellent acoustics, breakout rooms, in-house technical staff and great lighting are all part of our promise.
‘The event’s great success waslargely down to the fantastic venue, and your team’s efficiency and good humour in the face of our last-minute requests!’Kate Turpin, Four Communications
Below: Jerwood Hall in a theatre style layout
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Imagine an established concert venue that is as intimate as it is inspirational.
Imagine an ideal location for filming, broadcasting and recording. A space with a warm and unique core ambience, blank-canvas flexibility and a choice of natural light or darkened windows. It’s your vision and our know-how. High ceiling, adjustable acoustics, control rooms, soundproofing, easy load-in and a great technical infrastructure. Let’s get creative!
Public and private performancesRehearsals Broadcasts FilmingRecording
‘One of the best small venuesI’ve played in’Bruce Springsteen
‘A very funky venue’Elton John
Below: Sting performs in the Jerwood Hall as part of the UBS Eclectica series
Bottom: Elton John in concert as part of the BBC Sessions in the Jerwood Hall
At LSO St Luke’s we believe that every event is unique.
Organising a special occasion takes so much time and energy, with everything to think of from catering to design to lighting. After listening to your ideas and expectations, our experienced event managers and technical staff will advise and assist you from the start of the planning process to the big day itself. We’re here to help.
‘The staff at LSO St Luke’s dideverything with a smile – a team to be proud of!’Paul Anstee, Mencap
Below: LSO St Luke’s south entrance lit at night
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The combination of careful external restoration and innovative interior design within LSO St Luke’s has created a distinctive central space that can accommodate a broad spectrum of activity. The finish of the original interior has been retained and the acoustic banners that flank the walls and ceiling are designed to provide maximum versatility. Glazed windows ensure that the space is soundproof and enhanced by natural daylight, while electronic blinds can be used to darken the room. The seating and staging can be pulled back to leave the floor area clear for prestigious entertainment and hospitality events.
At a glance
Floor dimensions 21m x 19.5m Maximum Capacities Seated concert – 412 (including 96 in the balcony) Conference – 250 Dinner – 250 Standing reception – 450
Facilities Flexible staging and seating Acoustic banners Soundproof windows Electronic blinds Step-free loading In-house sound system Internet access House and production lighting Projection equipment
Postion of bleacher seating when stored
The contemporary Café forms the heart of the reconstructed Crypt at LSO St Luke’s and can be used in conjunction with an event in the Jerwood Hall for refreshments, buffet lunches, standing receptions or breakout sessions. Two fixed 42” plasma screens offer the opportunity to brand the space, and the adjacent kitchen and bar facilities are suitable for a wide range of catering requirements.
At a glance
Maximum Capacities Seated – 80 Standing – 150 Facilities Plasma screens Wi-Fi access KitchenBar
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Clore RoomsLSO St Luke’s has two ancillary spaces at Crypt level available for hire in collaboration with the Jerwood Hall or separately. These versatile rooms can accommodate up to 25 people and are suitable for small rehearsals, meetings, workshops and breakout sessions. All have a communications infrastructure with adaptable facilities for video conferencing, recording and small-scale presentations, and are used regularly by the BBC as control rooms for recordings in the Jerwood Hall. Partition walls can be used to split the Clore Rooms into smaller spaces and there is a Boston upright piano available in Clore Room 1.
Clore Gamelan RoomThe Gamelan Room, containing its very own Balinese Gamelan, can be hired for education use, team building, and private hospitality.
At a glance Clore RoomsFloor dimensions 8.68m x 4.27/4.58 (tapers to back wall) Capacity Seated / standing – 25 Facilities Boston upright piano (Clore 1 only) Partition walls Internet access Integrated AV equipment
Gamelan RoomFloor dimensions8.67m x 9.86/10.47m (tapers to front wall)
CapacitySeated – 40Standing – 50
FacilitiesBalinese Gamelan Sennheiser infra-red hearing assistance systemFlexible lighting Internet Access Integrated AV equipment
Did you know that when you plan an event at LSO St Luke’s, your hire fee supports the education work of the London Symphony Orchestra, through LSO Discovery based at LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO Music Education Centre?
The LSO is passionately committed to making music available to everyone, and engages closely with the underprivileged in East London boroughs as part of an extensive and innovative programme at LSO St Luke’s. This includes work with the community, supporting music education for all ages and investing in young talent, as well as using multimedia technology to link people throughout the UK and internationally.
London Symphony Orchestra Ltd is a registered charity and for us to continue to thrive, we seek ongoing support from companies and individuals each year. Through your support, help us to continue to invest in music education and ensure that LSO St Luke’s remains at the heart of the community in which it works.
LSO Charity Reg. no. 232391
Below: School children meet LSO Principal Tuba Patrick Harrild at LSO St Luke’s
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LSO St Luke’sUBS and LSO Music Education Centre161 Old StreetLondon EC1V 9NG
+44 (0)20 7566 [email protected]/lsostlukes
How to get to LSO St Luke’s
UndergroundThe nearest Underground station is Old Street, on the Northern line (Bank branch). Take Exit 7 when leaving the station and walk straight ahead – the spire of LSO St Luke’s will be visible. LSO St Luke’s is on the right hand side of the street.
TrainThe nearest station is Old Street (for First Capital Connect services). Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars and City Thameslink are all within easy walking distance.
BusServices running to LSO St Luke’s are: 21, 55, 243 (stop nearest to LSO St Luke’s), 43, 76, 135, 141, 205, 214 and 271
Access to the facilitiesLSO St Luke’s is fully accessible. The building is on three levels and lifts give access to all levels.
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LSO Charity Reg. no. 232391
LSO St Luke’s Principal Donors:
Please visit lso.co.uk/lsostlukes for further information, floor plans and photographs or get in touch with our events team on 020 7566 2871 to find out more about how we can help
London Symphony Orchestra Ltd is a registered charity in England with registration number 232391.London Symphony Orchestra Ltd is a company limited by shares registered in England with registered number 83608. The registered office is Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS.
LSO Productions Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of London Symphony Orchestra Ltd registered in England with registered number 4412332. The registered office is Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS.