Concerts, Shows, Theatre

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What’s On at The Brunel Museum

July 2016

Modulus Quartet in the Thames Tunnel Shaft
Thursday 14th July 7pm

Modulus Quartet

The Quartet storm the  chamber with an immersive concert incorporating music and projection.

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

More info and tickets available here


The Gallery Singers in the Thames Tunnel Shaft
Sunday 17th July 7.30pm



Following their wonderful concerts in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the Gallery Singers return to the Thames Tunnel Shaft to present an evening of music taking you from Darkness to Light

Featuring readings from Actor James Northcote
and music by Barber, Gorecki, Messiaen, Essenvalds and Lauridsen.

The Gallery Singers are a group of 15-20 singers who rehearse in Brixton. You can check out their website for further information about the group

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Tickets in advance
£8 plus 80p online booking fee:

Tickets on the door


Payment only by cash or cheque.

September 2016

Music and Theatre for the Totally Thames Festival


Mooring – A play for the Thames
Thursday 1 to Friday 9 September (not Sunday)

A stolen boat, a fire and an unlikely friendship on the banks of the River Thames. Homelessness, solitude, privilege, reconciliation and forgiveness in a moving play by Abraham Parker. Presented by Vocal Point. Buy tickets here


Alternative Last Night of the Proms – Popular Classics in the Thames Tunnel Shaft:
Saturday 10 September 7.30pm

The amazing Horns Aloud and a special guest singer will play a programme of great classical hits climaxing with Last Night of the Proms favourites “Jerusalem”, “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia”.

Hear “Hail the conquering hero “, “Rule Britannia” and other pieces last heard in the Thames Tunnel Shaft in 1827 when they were performed by the band of the Coldstream Guards at the famous banquet organised by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Buy tickets here



Isambard Brunel dans son cabaret – an underground adventure in a secret underground chamber
Monday 12 to Saturday 17 September 7.30pm

Invisible People, a love story in the time of revolution, a choir and a grand piano fifty feet below ground.

A week of underground performances combining art, music and acoustic engineers. 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. Buy tickets here


The Swarm – an Opera by bees
Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 September 7.30pm

Choral music, voice and movement. A nine piece choir present remarkable soundscapes with the help of field recordings, beekeepers, neuroscientists and bees. There are bee keepers in the audience. There are bees in the garden above your head. Hiver beer and honey cocktails in the Midnight Apothecary’s roof garden after the performance. Buy tickets here, here and here

Open the Box – An evening of surprises from The Opera Box
Friday 23 September 7.30pm

The Telephone by Menotti, Der Wein by Berg, 6 Songs of a Fairytale Princess by Szymanowski and more. Featuring sopranos Laura Monaghan and Joanna Foote and baritone Samuel Pantcheff, accompanied by our music director Richard Leach. A dazzling evening of opera and song directed by Mark Burns, performed in one of London’s most enchanting and atmospheric venues. Buy tickets here

Authentic Blue – folk, rock & blues go underground
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 7.30pm

Exhilarating music with flute, saxophone and grand piano. On Saturday the Midnight Apothecary with unforgettable tastes and aromas in the roof garden. Nights to celebrate our great river in sound and taste, a treat for all the senses. This is fluvial overload! Buy tickets here

And What! – film shot
Wednesday 28 September 7.30pm

An evening of interactive film with the hyperactive & inimitable Amy Grimehouse


Bxxxxxd Assignments – a tricky gig
Thursday 29 September 7.30pm

Experimental music and performance in six unnerving acts



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

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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