Secret Concert - DEBUT at Brunel Museum

  • 26 reviews
  • Brunel Museum


  • Date Night, Live Music and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £32.00
  • South London
  • Live Music
  • Over 16
  • Thursday 9th May 2024 and 4 other Thursdays
  • 19:00 - 21:30

Join DEBUT for our monthly Secret Concert Series at Brunel Museum’s historic Grade II* listed Thames Tunnel Shaft.

DEBUT at Brunel Museum offers awe-inspiring performances, time to chat to your favourite musicians and the chance to learn more about Brunel’s remarkable feat of engineering. The Brunels hosted the first underground concert party here in 1827 and we are continuing the tradition! Grab a drink from Midnight Apothecary who grow their botanicals on the roof, take a seat around a candle lit table, and settle in for a fun and intimate night of top-level music. 


Brunel Museum tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. The tunnel shaft is half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, and is open again for the first time in a hundred and fifty years - when it opened in 1843 it was the world’s most popular visitor attraction – once described as the Eighth Wonder of the World!

🗞️ Press

"You’ll be just a few feet from the performers, who’ll put on one of their energetic, and spine-tinglingly good shows in the magnificent acoustics of the Thames Tunnel Shaft" 

— The Nudge, The Definitive Insiders' Guide to London

“Wow. Wow. Wow. Utterly spine tingling concert at Brunel Museum last night by DEBUT. The acoustic was just mind blowing - it’s like a cathedral of Engineering. Would 10,000% recommend.” 

— Fran Scott, Engineer & Presenter of Channel 4's Lego Masters


6:30 PM - Botanical cocktails with award-winning Midnight Apothecary rooftop, weather permitting

7:00 PM - Tunnel Shaft doors open

7:30 PM - Concert Part I

8:15 PM - Interval

8:45 PM - Concert Part II

9:30 PM - Evening ends

🍜 Delicious Vietnamese Bánh mì by Lò Việt order using this link which goes live 24 hours before the event

🔥 Rooftop fire-pit

🏛 Brunel'sGrade II* Listed Tunnel Shaft

🕯 Candlelit cabaret seating


Hosted by DEBUT's founder, soprano Lizzie Holmes, each month we showcase 2-3 different guest performers, from string players and pianists, to saxophonists and opera singers. Each show is curated to be diverse and fun, exploring the world of classical music as well as including some unexpected surprises. 

Head to DEBUT's What's On page for artist announcements.

How is the venue accessed?

The concert is located at the bottom of the Thames Tunnel Shaft’s stairwell no lift access, however the top balcony is wheelchair accessible.




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DEBUT at Brunel Museum - Secret Concert

Ticket price includes admission to the concert in Brunel Museum's Thames Tunnel Shaft, the rooftop garden, weather permitting, and Engine Room. Botanical cocktails and Vietnamese food available for purchase on the night.

19:00 - 21:30 £32.00



Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF


South London

Nearest Station

Rotherhithe (Rail)



DEBUT throw open the doors to top-level live music through intimate concerts, workshops and experiences. We’ve worked with 200+ dynamic classical musicians and love getting to know our audiences and collaborating with unique and unforgettable venues. Join DEBUT for our monthly Secret Concert series at Shoreditch Treehouse and Brunel Museum. Over the years we've also hosted concerts across London at Royal Opera House, Cutty Sark and Old Operating Theatre. ✍️ 400 ★★★★★ reviews for DEBUT's Secret Concerts 🥇 No.1 Airbnb Music Experience 2018 🎶 “Energetic & spine-tinglingly good shows” — The Nudge, The Definitive Insiders' Guide to London)


Brunel Museum

A cutesy space atop the heralded Brunel Museum, this rooftop garden is an intimate and charming space to take in the night lights of the city. Perfect for a date night or an evening out with mates. Adept with seating and catching the summer and winter sun just right, the Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden…


1. Cancellation policy: Cancel up to 48 hours before the event start time for a full refund. We will do our best to always transfer your tickets if you are unable to make the event.
2. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party.
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5. The event listed on the purchased ticket is for ticket holders who are over 12 years of age.
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  • Written by Kirsten

    Rating: 5


    Visited 1 year ago
    If you haven't been already, then you should! Something so special happens at these concerts. For all music lovers whether you are new to classical or well versed, debut classical concerts are beyond amazing. The stunning venues are incredible and give such an intimate experience. You can really connect with the musicians who give a sense of how much they love and live to perform as well as seeing how insanely talented they all are. I would take every single person I know if I could!! Love love love
  • Written by Secret Concert - DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse customer

    Rating: 5


    Visited 1 year ago
    Absolutely joyous evening of music in a unique space oozing with atmosphere.

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