Digital Technology Group

The Digital Technology Group (DTG) is open to young people aged 12–20.

DTG is an opportunity to produce your own music, either individually or as part of a group. Come and use the well-equipped Candide Discovery Studio to record, write and perform grime, rock, hip-hop, classical, or any style you like.

The Candide Discovery Studio has 10 Apple iMac computers with a range of audio software including Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Garageband and Sibelius. In addition to this a good selection of microphones, acoustic and electric instruments are available for recording. Two rehearsal rooms are also available with access to PAs, recording equipment and many instruments.

The Group is free to join, but only by prior arrangement with Chris Rogers - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 20 7566 2878 for more information.

Dates for 2022

DTG takes place at LSO St Luke's, 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG

Weekly on Mondays, May 9 - July 4 between 4pm and 7pm

Sessions are open access so you can arrive and leave at any point within the running time.


DTG Showcase curated by Eliot Galvin, 28 July 2019. Photos by Kevin Leighton.

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DTG Showcase curated by James Moriarty, 31 July 2016. Photos by Kevin Leighton.




Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. 

Digital Technology Group 

Arts Award Explore is for young people aged 7–25 years, and is an Entry Level 3 Qualification which takes around 25 hours to complete. Digital Technology Group workshops can be used towards the following elements of Arts Award Explore:

  • INSPIRE – take part in our workshops, where you can access computers, instruments and recording technology
  • EXPLORE – get advice from our experienced workshop leader Gareth Anthony and a discover a large library of orchestral samples from the LSO's back catalogue
  • CREATE – use technology to create and record your own music in whatever style you like
  • PRESENT – showcase your compositions at the annual Digital Technology Concert

Digital Technology Group workshops could also fulfil part of the requirements for Arts Award Bronze, which is available to young people aged 11 to 25.

To find out more about Arts Award click here.


The LSO Digital Technology Group is generously supported by The Makers of Playing Cards Charity.