Environmental Policy


Our policy

LSO St Luke’s is a member of the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, a group of public, private and voluntary sector organisations committed to reduce the economic, environmental and social of their work by cutting carbon emissions across this thriving London Borough.

As a venue, we developed an environmental policy that forms part of the London Symphony Orchestra’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, outlining our efforts to…

  • ensure our business practices are ethically, socially and environmentally aware
  • minimalise our impact on the environment by reducing waste and emissions
  • encourage these aspirations among staff, suppliers, patrons, clients and partners

If you're interested in holding an event at LSO St Luke's, make an enquiry now.

Our help

Sustainability isn’t easy. Shared knowledge and experience are extremely important in developing sound business practices that will take us forward into a world of greener events. On our journey so far we have been fortunate enough to work with a number of excellent organisations in the arts, meetings and events industries, and in the public sector. We thought you might be interested to know about some of the following:

Seventeen Events
www.seventeenevents.co.uk
+44 20 7515 5775

Seventeen create outstanding events that are environmentally and ethically aware, distinctive, fresh and unique. They offer a positive choice for event communications, believing that a sustainable approach is the best way to deliver results for clients and customers.

 

Julie’s Bicycle
www.juliesbicycle.com
+44 20 7379 6886

Julie’s Bicycle is a coalition of industry, science and energy experts who are working to create a low-carbon future for the music and creative industries.

 

The North Central Travel Plan Network
+44 20 7974 5525/5627

The North Central Travel Plan Network (NCTN) is a partnership between the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington and Haringey, The City of London, Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, with the aim of reducing congestion and pollution in the capital through the development of travel plans amongst businesses.

Café


The Café forms the heart of the reconstructed crypt and can accommodate up to 80 people seated or 210 standing.

The Café may only be used in conjunction with an event in the Jerwood Hall and as such provides an ideal space for refreshments, buffet lunches or standing receptions.

The contemporary design creates a refreshing environment for meeting and socialising that can also be used for breakout sessions. Two fixed 42” plasma screens offer the opportunity to brand the space with text, images or video. The adjacent kitchen and bar facilities are suitable for a wide range of event catering requirements. Refreshments for meetings, workshops and rehearsals can be provided by prior arrangement.

At a glance

Capacities
80 seated
210 standing

 

Facilities
Plasma screens
Wi-Fi access
Kitchen and bar


Useful links

> Catering
> Environmental Policy

Jerwood Hall


The combination of careful external restoration and innovative interior design within LSO St Luke’s has created a distinctive central space that accommodates a broad spectrum of activity.

Multi-purpose facilities include flexible staging and seating for up to 414 people at ground level, including 98 in an attractive balcony. As an established rehearsal, chamber recital, world music and pop/rock concert venue, the Jerwood Hall is intimate, inspiring and extremely comfortable. The space is ideal for meetings and conferences for up to 250 people, presenting an attractive package to event managers and delegates alike.

The seating and staging within this stunning heritage setting can be cleared to open the floor area for prestigious entertainment and hospitality events with capacities of up to 220 for dining and 450 for standing receptions. The dimensions of floor are 21m x 19.5m and with the Crypt Café available for pre-dinner drinks receptions for up to 150 guests, the Centre offers the opportunity to create a genuinely exclusive event.

The original interior brickwork 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 provide black-out for atmospheric events and those involving projection or multi-media presentations.

LSO St Luke’s has an excellent communications infrastructure and in-house sound system to suit most event requirements as well as flexible, dimmable, house- and production lighting. The Jerwood Hall is ideal for recording, filming and broadcasting and is used regularly by symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, vocal groups, solo artists and bands. The building is fully accessible with step-free loading into each level.

At a glance

Floor dimensions
21m x 19.5m

Capacities
Seated concert: 414 (98 in the balcony)
Conferences: 250
Seated dinner: 220
Standing reception: 450

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Download the floorplan

 

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


Useful links

> Catering
> Environmental Policy
> Technical & Stage Facilities

 

Clore Rooms


LSO 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 16 people in a boardroom set-up or 25 theatre-style and are also suitable for small rehearsals, workshops and breakout sessions.

Both have a communications infrastructure with adaptable facilities for video conferencing, recording and small-scale presentations. They are ideal for use as control rooms for recordings in the Jerwood Hall.

Each room tapers towards the back wall and measures 8.68m x 4.27/4.58m. Partitions can be used to split the rooms and there is a Boston upright piano available for rehearsals/warm-ups in Clore Room 1. Tea and coffee for meetings, workshops and rehearsals can be provided by prior arrangement.

The Clore Gamelan Room
The Gamelan Room, containing its own Balinese gamelan, is a larger space available for educational use, team building and private hospitality.

At a glance

Clore Rooms

Floor dimensions
8.68m x 4.27/4.58m (taper to back wall)

Capacity
25 seated/standing

Facilities
Boston upright piano (Clore 1 only)
Partition walls
Internet access
Integrated AV equipment

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Download the floorplan

 

Clore Gamelan Room

Floor dimensions
8.67m x 9.86m/10.47m (tapers to front wall)

Capacity
40 seated
50 standing

Facilities
Balinese gamelan
Sennheiser infra-red hearing assistance system
Flexible lighting
Internet access
Integrated AV equipment


Useful links

> Catering
> Environmental Policy

Aurora Orchestra


LSO St Luke's Associate Orchestra

For an ensemble that is merely a decade old, Aurora Orchestra has lost no time in making a name for itself, bringing an unrivalled blend of youthful energy, outstanding musicianship and adventurous, ambitious programming to each concert.

'A fabulous young chamber orchestra that in six years of existence has emerged as one of the most dynamic, innovative and open-minded groups of its kind.'
Daily Telegraph, 2011

Founded in 2005 by Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, the ensemble was formed out of a simple desire to play together. ‘There was absolutely no real thought about the long-term,’ Collon explains, ‘we just knew we wanted to be an orchestra’. Yet just eight years on, Aurora is one of the most celebrated young ensembles in London, and in 2011 became the youngest ever recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble Award. As LSO St Luke’s Associate Orchestra, Aurora benefit from a close relationship with the LSO. The Orchestra has won a crowd of followers – both classical aficionados and new recruits – through its innovative, imaginative programmes and one-of-a-kind cross-arts collaborations. Previous New Moves concerts at LSO St Luke’s have featured everything from breakdance, tango and capoeira to film and experimental theatre.

LSO St Luke's is delighted to be working with Aurora Orchestra in this artistic residency.

Forthcoming concerts

> Monday 26 October 2015 7.30pm: Britten The Turn of the Screw

Links

> Aurora Orchestra website
> Nicholas Collon's website