Concerts, Shows, Theatre

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What’s On at The Brunel Museum

Underground performances combining art, music and acoustic engineering. In 1843 there were fifty thousand visitors on the first day. Listen to the remarkable acoustic of this extraordinary chamber, once the world’s most popular visitor destination.


Mermaids in the East by Théatre Lapis

4-20 November 2016  7.30pm

matinee Sat & Sun 3pm


World Premiere

directed by Yojiro Icikawa

written by Nozomi Abe

original story by Mimei Ogawa

(the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan) 

Tickets: £10 / £8 (Concessions)

Online at               or 0800 411 8881

Minimalist theatre and traditional Japanese music introducing Japanese culture. A response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, but an echo of grief caused by all human and natural disasters

The Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft is below ground: the air is cool so please dress warmly.


Random Acts Performance ‘Beneath the Surface – Tales of Light and Shade’

26th November 8pm

At this time of the year, as the nights draw in, traditionally people
gathered together to share legends and tales of inspiration, adventure,
challenge, love and romance.

As we move towards the light of a New Year, come and tell a story in Brunel’s
well kept secret underground theatre!

This is an interactive performance where the audience provide personal
moments and stories, which are instantly transformed into sensitive and
entertaining theatre.



Buy your tickets 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’ .

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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