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.


Film Sound Performance in Brunel Tunnel Shaft

7pm Sat 10th, Sun 11th December

Tickets: £10 here Both nights £18

The dark and uncanny Brunel Tunnel Shaft space hosts a festival of experimental sound, film and performance, curated by Goldsmiths’ Embodied Audiovisual Interaction and LCC’s Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice groups.

Saturday 10 December

Guy Sherwin

‘Sound Cuts’ – 4 projector performance
Sherwin was guest curator of ‘Film in Space’ an exhibition of expanded cinema at Camden Arts Centre. His films have screened at Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Simon Katan

‘Conditional Love’ – participatory networked device performance
Hidden mechanisms, emergent behaviour, paradox, self-reference, inconsistency, abstract humour, absurdity and wonder.

Heather Ross

Domestic Dawn Chorus
Alienation, melancholy, remoteness, disembodiment and longing: conjoined realities and fictions, ambiguous environments, spaces & forms.

Claire Undy & Bill Leslie

Video work
Claire Undy works with performance, video and time-based media. Bill Leslie’s work draws on Modern abstract sculpture, 1950s B-Movies, Russian Constructivism and modern architecture.

Sunday 11 December

Lee Patterson

Amplified devices and processes
Improvised music, field recording, film soundtrack and installation. Subliminal and barely audible sound materials within the commonplace.

Áine O’Dwyer

performance with field recordings
Irish traditional music and contemporary performance, multi-layered, experiential work that begs questions.


Live tape manipulation on 3 reel-to-reel machines, tape loops stretching across the space… Recordings and performances from manipulated natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines.

Wajid Yaseen & Anthony Elliot

Oscillators, Extended vocal performance, drawn circuits
Improvised vocal and sound-drawing performance: extended vocal techniques and sculpture-sound-printing.

Grimm Beginnings

7.30pm 12th – 15th December 

Even once upon a time had to start somewhere…..This winter come and preview this new enchanting piece of theatre featuring the magical characters of Grimm.


You can buy your tickets here:


Christmas Singalonga
Saturday 17th December

Sold out


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’ .

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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