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Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
01865 277299 www.sheldon.ox.ac.uk

The Sheldonian is a popular Oxford tourist attraction. It is an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in the city centre. It is the official ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1664 and 1669. 

Visitors can gaze up at the magnificent ceiling painted during the reign of King Charles II. You can learn about the Theatre’s journey from past to present through our colourful and informative display boards and enjoy one of the best 360 degree panoramic views of Oxford from the Cupola. 

Tours of the Sheldonian Theatre are supplied by Oxford City Walk (www.oxfordcitywalk.co.uk). Oxford City Walk specialise in bespoke sightseeing tours of Oxford and the local area.

Opening details

February – November: 10.00 – 16.30 Monday – Saturday 
July & August: Also open Sundays 10.30 -16.00 
December & January: 10.00 – 15.30 Monday- FridayThe Sheldonian Theatre is a working building for the University of Oxford and visitor opening hours are occasionally affected by ceremonial and other events. Information about forthcoming closures for the week ahead can be found here http://www.ox.ac.uk/subsite/sheldonian_theatre/sheldonian_theatre/visiting/opening_hours.html

Prices

Admission:
£3.50 per adult
£2.50 concessions
£2.50 group rate per head for groups of 15 or more

Guided tours: 
£8 per adult
£6 concession 
Children under 6: free

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July 2017

Chamber Series: Water Music at Sheldonian Theatre

July 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Marios Papadopoulos director From stormy seas to royal sojourns down the Thames, Baroque composers illustrated waterscapes of all kinds. Alongside concerti grossi by Bach, Marios Papadopoulos directs the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening of maritime-inspired gems from the eighteenth century.

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August 2017
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Alfred Brendel Lecture – Oxford Piano Festival

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel, the first person ever to record Beethoven's complete piano works, will give a lecture with demonstrations on Beethoven's late sonatas. Few people alive today can speak with such authority or insight about these towering works of solo piano literature.

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Sir András Schiff at Sheldonian Theatre

August 5 @ 8:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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For the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning' wrote JS Bach on the title page of his labyrinthine compendium The Well-Tempered Clavier. The twenty-four preludes and fugues of Book 1 offer an inexhaustible variety of musical ideas and contrapuntal experimentation. The Oxford Piano Festival's President, Sir Andras Schiff, whose all-Bach concert became a talking point of the 2015 Proms, will take his place at the keyboard for an uninterrupted recital of Book I of Bach's monumental essay…

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Yefim Bronfman at Sheldonian Theatre

August 6 @ 8:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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Yefim Bronfman is championed by critics as a superlative exponent of Brahms. His sensational 2012 Proms performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 captivated London audiences and his debut at the 2017 Oxford Piano Festival performing the same work promises to be a stirring occasion for all lovers of the Romantic piano genre. Schumann's Symphony No. 2, written during the onset of the illnesses that would eventually kill him, bears witness to an astonishing artistic fervour, recollecting the worlds of…

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£10 - £38

Oxford Proms Romantic Classics

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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Romantic Classics – Sheldonian Theatre Saturday 12th August 7.30 Tickets £38,£28,£18,£10. Students U 18 half price. Oxford Proms Orchestra Jocelyn Freeman (piano) Catherine Underwood (conductor) Prelude No 1 in C sharp minor Op 3 No 2 – Sergey Rachmaninov Consolation No 3 in D flat S 172 – Franz Liszt Grande valse brillante in E flat Op 18 – Fryderyk Chopin Prelude to Act I of ‘La Traviata’ – Giuseppe Verdi Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in A…

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£10 - £25

Oxford Proms Summer Serenade

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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Summer Serenade Sheldonian Theatre Saturday 19th August 7.30pm Tickets £25,£20,£15,£10 Students U 18 half price. Oxford Proms Orchestra Edmund Jones (violin) Emma Sheppard (viola) Celia Redgate (flute) Christopher Redgate (oboe/conductor) Serenade No 13 in G for strings, ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K 525 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for the Howarth-Redgate oboe – Tim Perkins Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat K 364 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No 2 in D K…

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