The Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft

16 June 2015 - 03 July 2015

We perform Rossini's comedy L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian girl in Algiers) in the amazing Thames Tunnel Shaft at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe. Drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden.

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. Access is by (sturdy) scaffold stairs only, with a low doorway to enter the shaft.

Buy tickets for Tuesday 16th June at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Buy tickets for Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm here SOLD OUT

Buy tickets for Friday 3rd July at 7.30pm here SOLD OUT

Special offer opera ticket plus cocktail in the pop-up Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Bar £26 for performances on 2nd and 3rd July

Venue Information

Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum

Part of the fascinating Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, this place is like an extraordinary underground cathedral. The performance area is an incredible cylindrical shaft built by Brunel as pedestrian entrance to the Thames Tunnel. This is a unique and atmospheric show. New improved access by ramp and full height doorway gives to a staircase down to the lower chamber. A viewing platform high inside the shaft offers balcony seating for a limited number of people: priority given to those with impaired mobility or using a wheelchair. Serving delicious cocktails before the performance and during the interval in the museum’s Midnight Apothecary Garden. Not to be missed! Please note, this venue is underground and the temperature may be cool, so bring a sweater.

Facilities at this venue include:

  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Cafe
  • Midnight Apothecary pop up bar
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Ciarán O'Leary Lindoro (2nd July)
Oliver Brignall Lindoro (16th June & 3rd July)
Helen Stanley Isabella (16th June & 2nd July)
Camilla Bull Isabella (3rd July)
Bruno Loxton Mustafa (16th June & 3rd July)
Richard Immerglück Mustafa (2nd July)
Hamish Mackay Taddeo (2nd & 3rd July)
Oskar McCarthy Taddeo (16th June)
Latana Phoung Zulma (3rd July)
Amy J Payne Zulma (16th June & 3rd July)
Catrin Woodruff Elvira (16th June & 2nd July)
Una Reynolds Elvira (3rd July)
Berrak Dyer Pianist (16th June & 2nd July)
Elizabeth Challenger Pianist (3rd July)