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Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
01865 277299 www.sheldonian.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

The Sheldonian Theatre is open throughout the year, except when it is being used for an event or University ceremony. As such the hours can change.

Please head over to the Sheldonian visitors page for the latest opening hours and times.



Adult – £2.75

Child / Concessions – £3.75

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


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July 2019

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Brandenburg Concertos

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£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

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Piano Festival: Ingrid Fliter & the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£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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