Concerts, Shows, Theatre

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What’s On at The Brunel Museum

May 2016


19 May Doors open at 7pm

Elaine CouchLiane Carroll, Sophie Bancroft & Sara Colman: Unleashed!

Award winning vocalist Liane Carroll with Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman.

Established singer/songwriters in their own right, Liane, Sophie and Sara draw on their deep friendship and history of collaboration spanning over a decade to present a very special live show.

With a repertoire consisting of familiar jazz songs seamlessly blended with original tunes, their stunning musicianship, spontaneity and humour creates a captivating, emotionally charged and powerful yet intimate musical event.

Buy tickets here:

Revews from previous events:

“We had a super night last night. Exceeded my expectations. Fantastic trio, fantastic banter and fantastic ladies. Best night in absolutely ages. Well done all!”

Audience Feedback

“A glorious mix of styles, all accessible, impeccably performed and with superb harmonies dextrously performed by the three voices, with informality and a real sense of joy.” 

Em Whitfield Brooks (Programme Director, Helmsley Arts Centre)26th May – SOLD OUT


26 may
Bleep43 Rrose and the Transcendence Orchestra
7.30 pm


We’re proud to present two UK premieres for Bleep43’s first show of 2016, from Rrose and Anthony Child. To match these special performances we’ve secured an unusual and highly atmospheric venue, the Thames Tunnel Grand Entrance Hall in

Rrose will perform James Tenney’s ‘Having Never Written A Note For Percussion’, two recordings of which she released on Further Records last year. Following Tenney’s most minimal of musical instructions (the performer takes a percussion instrument from its quietest to its loudest point and back), this entirely acoustic piece is one of the quintessential drone compositions of the last 50 years. A study of the effect of glacially slow interactions between performer, space and tone, its powerful transcendent effect on audiences has been well noted.

This event also sees the debut of The Transcendence Orchestra, a new collaboration between Anthony Child and Daniel Bean. Using drones and repetition in a range of instruments, the aim is to enable the audience to transcend their surroundings, as the group’s name suggests. Taking the transformative effects of electronic music and techno in particular as a starting point, the project explores a tangential path of improvisation and experimentation.

More information available here. Tickets for this event have now sold out.

June 2016

7, 8, 21 and 22 June
Pop Up Opera: Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
7:30 pm

Experience opera like you’ve never seen before, as we take to the stage with this incredibly fast-paced comical farce in an adaptation of this much loved score. Witness razor-sharp timing as the ever resourceful barber, Figaro, tries to help the young Count Almaviva win the hand of the beautiful Rosina, out of love rather than for his wealth. Soon the pair set about to produce many disguises for the count, and thus the farce ensues…! More information available here.

Rossini’s famous opera buffa is brought to life by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera, sung in Italian with English captions.

Running time 1 hour 45 minutes plus interval

Tickets: Buy tickets, or tickets with cocktails online here.


10 june
Declan Bennett Live at the Brunel Museum

An intimate acoustic set in the awesome Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. Recent refurbishment now gives people access to the grand entrance hall and the acoustics in this joint are the best. Featuring Declan on guitar and expect a few other musical stragglers playing music from his new EP, ‘Unsolicited Material’.

More information available here.

Tickets: £13.75 (incl booking fee) available here

The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The Thames Tunnel Shaft is a huge underground chamber, half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, directly above the railway. Before the trains came, the shaft echoed with applause for acrobats, tightrope walkers and serenaders performing in the tunnel. Now the shaft is a unique and stunning concert venue. Time Out listed the shaft as one of ‘London’s magical music venues’ and Radio 4 described it as an ‘underground cathedral’ .

The Brunel Museum

In the autumn and winter months concerts take place in the intimate setting of the museum itself. The museum has a wonderful acoustic, a lovely Bechstein grand piano and a welcoming bar!

Interested in performing at the museum?

Musicians interested in playing here, or those that have played here before and would like to return, are warmly invited to contact us. Our venues are also available for recordings and rehearsals: please email for more information.

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