The Rotherhithe Shaft is Being Incorporated Into an Underground Theater

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 8, 2015
References: tateharmer & gizmag
The Rotherhithe Shaft was originally built by legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel to function as the starting point for London's Thames Tunnel; now, the shaft is set to be converted into a spectacular underground theater. The shaft has been sealed from the public in recent times, but will soon be accessible to the public in its exciting new avatar.

The redevelopment is being carried out by Tate Harmer architects, who describe the new venue as having "smoke-blackened brick walls from steam trains" and providing "a raw but atmospheric backdrop."

Indeed this smoke-blackened underground shaft is sure to provide a spectacular atmosphere for musical performances in a darkly pleasant contrast from the glitzy, over-the-top venues many musicians perform in these days.