Concerts, Shows, Theatre

Performances take place in our two wonderful spaces: the Museum and the Thames Tunnel Shaft. Events are listed by month, click the event name for a description, ticket info and how to book. For more information on the different types of events held at the Brunel Museum click on the Events tab.

August 2015

21 – 23 August
Ken Does Rotherhithe by Velvet Trumpet Theatre Company  (performance)

7pm Friday | 3pm Saturday & Sunday

Tickets £10 book online at

Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov

Join everyone’s favourite Velvet Trumpet mascot Ken as he takes you on a journey through one of London’s most historic riverside villages, regaling you with interesting facts, and a little too much information about himself.

Having spent the last three years staking their claim as London’s finest comedy theatre company, Velvet Trumpet present an exciting new piece of promenade theatre. A site specific walking tour all about the history of Rotherhithe… but not.


September 2015


23 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2015, 7.10pm
Trouble in Tahiti in the Brunel Museum Shaft (opera)

Tickets £10 | £15 on the door, buy tickets here

An Opera in seven scenes, Director: Keiko Sumida and Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes


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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