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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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April 2019

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Yefim Bronfman

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£15 - £45

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 FARRENC Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36 Yefim Bronfman piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor To those who asked where the symphony could go after Beethoven, Louise Farrenc offered the most striking of answers. Her third symphony of 1847 is a masterpiece of symphonic design and emotional power, a work of feverish wildness, songful intensity and filigree beauty. Before it, we hear from…

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Yefim Bronfman

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£5 - £45

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 FARRENC Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36 Yefim Bronfman piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor To those who asked where the symphony could go after Beethoven, Louise Farrenc offered the most striking of answers. Her third symphony of 1847 is a masterpiece of symphonic design and emotional power, a work of feverish wildness, songful intensity and filigree beauty. Before it, we hear from…

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May 2019

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Krzysztof Penderecki

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£5 - £50

KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Adagio for String Orchestra from Symphony No. 3 Viola Concerto Sinfonietta for String Orchestra Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra Yuri Zhislin viola Gabor Boldoczki trumpet Krzysztof Penderecki conductor Krzysztof Penderecki's musical and personal journey has produced some of the most remarkable music of the last 70 years. Across strikingly different musical styles, he seeks 'to collect and transform the experience of the entire century' and often succeeds. Under Penderecki's baton, our own concertmaster Yuri Zhislin plays the elegiac viola concerto first…

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June 2019

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Steven Osborne

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£5 - £45

STRAVINSKY Concerto in E flat major, 'Dumbarton Oaks' SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 RAVEL Pavane pour une infante defunte, M. 19 BIZET Symphony in C major Steven Osborne piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor 'One of the very finest of pianists' (The Guardian) Steven Osborne makes his debut with the Orchestra in a concert that springs with freshness and joie de vivre. Stravinsky sought to capture the ordered instrumental bustle of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos in his own 'Dumbarton Oaks',…

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July 2019

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Brandenburg Concertos

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£5 - £45

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic The Brandenburg Concertos represent the culmination of Johann Sebastian Bach's four-year focus on instrumental composition and the supreme…

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August 2019

Oxford Piano Festival: Ingrid Fliter & the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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£5 - £45

MOZART Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K. 182 Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 Ingrid Fliter piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor Ingrid Fliter makes her festival debut in the centerpiece of this concert at the Sheldonian Theatre with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She plays one of Mozart’s best-loved piano concertos, finished in 1786 just before the premiere of The Marriage of Figaro and sharing the opera’s airborne inspiration from first note to…

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