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Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore

L'elisir d'amore in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

A candlelit performance in the amazing underground tunnel shaft at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, South London.



Running Time:
2 hours 15 mins (includes 20-min interval)


"I think this is probably the best opera I’ve ever reviewed."

Notes from Xanadu

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Venue Information

Venue Description:

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 leads 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 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.

  • Cafe
  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Midnight Apothecary pop up bar

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