LSO St Luke’s

161 Old Street

LSO St Luke’s online

With its superbly realised marriage of 18th- and 21st-century architecture, LSO St Luke’s makes a fitting principal venue for Baroque at the Edge. A Grade 1-listed Hawksmoor church consecrated in 1733, it was restored and re-opened in 2003 as the home of the London Symphony Orchestra’s vibrant community and music education programme, LSO Discovery. As well as LSO rehearsals it plays host to a diverse selection of concerts and has seen artists and groups perform from across the spectrum: from Elton John, Sting and Bruce Springsteen to BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts, Asian Music Circuit and Dame Evelyn Glennie.


Old Street (5 minute walk)
Barbican (10 minute walk)
Moorgate & Farringdon (15 minute walk)

Bus Routes

4, 56, 153 Barbican
21, 43, 76, 141, 214 Moorgate/City Road
55 243 Old Street


The Barbican’s on-site car parks, also convenient for LSO St Luke’s and Saint James, cost £9 from 5pm on weekdays and £9 per day at weekends.


The LSO St Luke’s Cafe/Bar will be open throughout the weekend, one hour before the concerts and half an hour before the Sunday morning workshop, selling a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Saint James, Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Close

Saint James online

Built in 1792 on the site of an earlier church which in medieval times had been part of a nunnery, this Georgian-style building with excellent acoustics in a secluded setting in the heart of Clerkenwell has often been used for recordings. The church has frequently found itself caught up in the area’s lively history as an ‘urban village’ that was traditionally a place of protest just outside the Square Mile, and today maintains a strong commitment to its values of ‘Community, Discovery and Engagement’.


Farringdon (7 minute walk)

Bus Routes

19, 38, 55, 243, 341

Please note that although the church is fully accessible via a ramp, there are currently no disabled access toilet facilities on site.

LSO St Luke’s

Saint James Clerkenwell


7 to 9 January 2021

c/o PO Box 526

Registered in England
Registered charity number: 1175166

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Artistic Director: Lindsay Kemp

Festival Manager: Lucy Bending

Festival Branding: Baxter and Bailey



Supported in 2020 by:

Aspinwall Educational Trust

Fidelio Trust

Golsoncott Foundation

Kirby Laing Foundation

Radcliffe Trust

Thistle Trust