• Brunel Museum


  • Live Music, Immersive and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £20.00
  • South London
  • Live Music
  • Over 18
  • Sun, 13th Oct 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

On Sunday 13 October, the evocative subterranean setting of Brunel's Thames Tunnel will host an immersive evening of music for theremin and full orchestra. This début concert from RETROPHONICA celebrates the centenary of the world's earliest successful electronic instrument and the remarkable story of its eponymous inventor, Léon Theremin.

Prepare for an immersive audio-visual experience, complemented by cocktails, lightshow, and narration, featuring original and adapted music for theremin by Dmitri Shostakovich, Bohuslav Martinů, Miklós Rózsa, Les Baxter, Claude Debussy and John Williams, performed by RETROPHONICA with thereminist Charlie Draper, new arrangements and works by Alex Palmer, and bespoke narration from author Ken Hollings. 

Doors & Bar: from 6:00 PM
Performance 1: 7:00 PM sharp
Performance 2: 8:30 PM sharp




Ticket Event time Cost
Performance 1
Your ticket is valid for the performance commencing at 7:00PM. The Museum bar will open at 6PM, and remain open after the performance.
19:00 - 20:15 £20.00
Performance 2
Your ticket is valid for the performance commencing at 8:30PM. The Museum bar will open at 6PM, and remain open after the performance.
20:30 - 21:45 £20.00



Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF


South London

Nearest Station

Rotherhithe (Rail)


Retrophonica is a collective of musicians bringing old and new music featuring electronic instruments to London, with repertoire curated by thereminist Charles Draper and composer Alex Palmer.


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