Christmas Parties

Christmas at LSO St Luke's

In 2016, Christmas at the home of the world-class London Symphony Orchestra will be subtly styled, drawing on the venue’s natural historical appeal. Conveniently located on Old Street, LSO St Luke’s is a stunning building in which commanding 18th-century architecture meets sensitive contemporary restoration.

'Our guests loved the venue... you and your staff were all so friendly, helpful and efficient that we were able to relax completely and enjoy the celebrations! We had an evening that we will remember for a long time and are grateful to everyone at LSO St Luke's for all their hard work'
Fiona, party organiser


'Our thanks and appreciation to you and all your staff for helping make our 10th Anniversary event a huge success. I had so many people commenting on your fantastic venue! It looked absolutely stunning'
Jacqueline, event organiser

The central Jerwood Hall can accommodate up to 220 guests for seated dinners or as many as 450 for standing events with canapes and bowl food. Our flavoursome, seasonal and regional menus promise to pack a punch, and the packages priced from £82 per person include venue hire, festive styling, cloakroom, security, DJ, disco and dance floor.

Building on seven years of successful event delivery, the partnership between the LSO’s impressive music education centre and award-winning caterers Moving Venue by Smart sees the two organisations come together to make this Grade I listed venue available for upscale Christmas events. It's an exciting venture, ideal for City clients and guests from the nearby Silicon Roundabout area.

Call us now to find out more or flip through our 2017 brochure:

Browse the Christmas parties 2016 brochure

Wedding Receptions

Your wedding or civil partnership reception should be personal, intimate and memorable. With its blend of 18th-century architecture and contemporary features, this Grade I-listed church creates a beautiful setting for your special day.

Just yards from the bustling Old Street roundabout and within walking distance from the Barbican and Moorgate, LSO St Luke’s offers the convenience of a City location with the beauty and intrigue of a unique, heritage space.

Entering through the building’s elegant façade, guests will find themselves inside a contemporary interior with fascinating hints of original 18th-century architecture. The Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke's, flooded with natural light, is a highly versatile space able to accommodate up to 220 guests for seated dinners or 450 for standing receptions. Celebrate your day in this Grade I listed venue that has played host to the likes of Sting, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown.

'You and your team at LSO St Luke’s were fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful'
Event organiser

With the creative experience to ensure your reception is truly unique, a selection of top-class caterers, in-house technical support and an affiliated bespoke event management service, LSO St Luke’s is an unparalleled choice for your celebration.

LSO St Luke’s is available for late-lunch, afternoon and evening receptions, with extensions available for set-up, sound checks and rehearsals.

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Our suppliers

The finest quality food and drink are crucial to the success of any event. Outstanding presentation and personal service are equally important, which is why we have carefully selected and tasted a range of exciting menus.

Whether it’s prestigious and polished, creative and glamorous, or using ethically-sourced produce, LSO St Luke’s can recommend the style best-suited to your aspirations. For private events, our clients work with one of the catering production teams or an affiliated event management company to ensure the highest level of service.

In addition to suggesting menus, preparing quotations and arranging tastings, our listed suppliers can discuss theming, décor and design as well as sourcing furniture, flowers and entertainment. Click on the link below for full contact details and some introductions to tantalize your taste buds!

> Find out more about our caterers

Our services

Our technical team is experienced in providing high-quality sound and lighting for exclusive private functions. They can help with anything from pin-spotting the Steinway piano for your first dance to lighting the spire the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses! We provide personalised quotations and will talk logistics with your chosen caterer and event manager.

> Full details of the facilities available are available here

; a Grade I listed venue that’s played host to Sting, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown.



Comfortable, spacious and beautiful, LSO St Luke’s is an inspiring place in which to rehearse.

With the Jerwood Hall’s flexible acoustics and huge glazed windows that ensure the space is soundproof and enhanced by natural daylight, it’s not surprising that LSO St Luke’s is a much-loved rehearsal venue for many of the capital’s top performers.

'a superbly atmospheric venue ... not to mention acoustically excellent of course.'
Martin Cullingford, Gramophone

LSO St Luke’s benefits from easy access for instrument load-in. Our experienced stage-management team is always on hand and if your rehearsal has technical requirements we can arrange for our in-house team to provide support or recommend the services of dedicated sound or lighting technicians and recording engineers if required.

You can also hire a number of smaller ancillary spaces, which can be used as warm-up rooms or for small-scale piano rehearsals.

> Read client testimonials

Jerwood Hall

The Jerwood Hall’s multi-purpose performance features include flexible staging, natural light, excellent acoustics and soundproofing.

> Find out more about the Jerwood Hall

Stage & lighting

LSO St Luke’s offers a range of flexible staging and seating options for rehearsals as well as a Steinway D Concert Grand piano. Our fully-dimmable house-lighting system will ensure that your rehearsal is well illuminated and our excellent in-house PA system can also be made available if required.

> Find out more about our technical capabilitiies


LSO St Luke’s has a bar and café. We can arrange to open the Café for light refreshments during your rehearsal. A Green Room with ensuite facilities for your conductor or director is included in the venue hire for rehearsals.

Filming & Recording

LSO St Luke’s is an ideal location for filming, broadcasting and recording, regularly used by symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo artists and bands as well as television and radio companies.

'One of the best small venues I've played in'
Bruce Springsteen, BBC Session

The Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s has a warm and unique core ambience, with enough blank-canvas flexibility to ensure it can easily transform to realise your vision. The space offers a choice of natural light or blacked-out windows, a high ceiling, excellent adjustable acoustics and soundproofing.

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'I don't have the words to express my gratitude for how well you treated us. Everyone was so knowledgeable, professional and warm. It was an honour to work with you.'
Silas Brown, Legacy Sound

Jerwood Hall

The Jerwood Hall’s multi-purpose performance features include flexible staging and seating for up to 412 which can be cleared away easily to free up the full floor space.

> Find out more about the Jerwood Hall

Stage and technical

LSO St Luke's has an excellent technical infrastructure. Venue hire includes our flexible staging and seating. A range of technical equipment is also available to hire. The Clore Rooms at Crypt level are ideal for use as control rooms – audio tie-lines run to these rooms from the Jerwood Hall and cable-runs allow additional equipment to be installed as required.

LSO St Luke’s has parking for outside-broadcast vehicles and a generator (if in-house outside-broadcast power facilities are not being used). There is good access at the rear of the building on Mitchell Street (accessible from Old Street via Central Street) for the delivery and collection of instruments or equipment.

> Find out more about our technical facilities


The fully licensed Café can provide public bar facilities or we can arrange to open to provide refreshments for your crew.

The two Clore Rooms can be used as comfortable dressing room spaces to complement the VIP Green Room with its ensuite facilities. A Boston upright piano is available in Clore Room 1 for small-scale warm-up and rehearsal activities.

There is also a designated Artists’ Entrance at the rear of the building.


An established venue for chamber, world and pop music, the Jerwood Hall is intimate, beautiful and extremely comfortable for both public and private performances.

'A very funky venue'
Elton John, BBC Session

Programmers benefit from flexible seating and staging, excellent acoustics and first-rate technical equipment. Glazed windows ensure the space is soundproof and enhanced by natural daylight, while electronic blinds provide black-out for more atmospheric events.

With theatre-style seating for 412, the stunning contemporary design is enhanced by original 18th-century features. Concerts are inspiring for performers and audiences alike and our experienced stage and technical teams help you take full advantage of the venue’s set-up.

> Read client testimonials

Jerwood Hall

  • Multi-purpose performance facilities
  • Flexible staging and seating
  • Black-out blinds
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Soundproofing

> Find out more about the Jerwood Hall

Stage and technical

  • PA system
  • Staging and / or risers
  • Steinway D Concert Grand piano
  • Dimmable house and production lighting

> Find out more about stage and technical

Other facilities

Clients use the online and telephone box office operated by the Barbican’s award-winning customer service team, with audiences choosing their own seats online via the LSO website.

LSO St Luke’s has its own bar and café as well as dressing / warm-up rooms.

> Find out more about the Café

> Find out more about the Clore Rooms

Marketing and PRS

Public concerts at LSO St Luke’s are advertised in our termly Events Guide. 16,000 copies of each Guide are printed, sent to a mailing list of around 4,700 people and distributed across London via ‘London Calling’, supported by regular email updates. Promoters are encouraged to produce their own campaigns and basic display facilities are available at the venue in the run-up to each event.

LSO St Luke’s submits information to the PRS for each concert. Charges for performances of copyright music are based on box office receipts and included in the final invoice.


Priority in our diary is given to the LSO’s music education and community programme, LSO Discovery, with a careful balance of artistic and commercial events organised around this. We host a diverse line-up of artists including regular performances organised by partners whose work echoes our own ethos.

'The coolest venue the capital has'
Jewish Chronicle

If you would like to put on a concert at LSO St Luke’s, please contact our events team for a rate card detailing hire costs, facilities, marketing and box office, and a proposal form to complete and return for consideration.

The Jerwood Hall is normally available for public concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Due to the limited number of dates available, suitable concerts are selected very carefully. Not all applications are successful, which can be due to size, profile or expected audience. References will be required for any applicants not already known to the LSO.

Concerts chosen for our programme must be confirmed at least three months before the start of each season; this can mean up to six months in advance of some dates. Applications received after this point may not be considered.