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Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri

The Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft

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


16.06.15 - 03.07.15

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


"beautifully sung and superbly, expressively acted"

The Times

[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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