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Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, London

One of our favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience!

With the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden, on site.

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. If you have a problem with stairs please let us know and we can book you seats in the high level viewing platform.

Join us on Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 7.30pm start for both

Tickets are priced at £20, or £28 to include a cocktail at the Midnight Apothecary Garden, and are available to buy online here.

Due to this being our most popular venue, we've added extra dates! You can also catch us here on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th June! Full details & booking here.

NB: all 4 dates will appear via the booking link, select the date you wish to buy tickets for in the white drop-down date box, found on the left hand side of the blue 'Get Tickets' box.

We highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as this is always one of our most popular venues!


07.06.16 - 22.06.16

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


"Nothing quite compares with Pop-up in the sheer exuberance of their productions. And this Barber of Seville may be the best thing they have yet done."

The Express *****

[Read full article here]

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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