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Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
01865 277299 www.sheldonian.ox.ac.uk/
Built between 1664 and 1669, the Sheldonian was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the greatest architect of his time, to house the University’s ceremonies and the Oxford University Press.

The theatre has played an important role in Oxfords history, and visitors are invited to step inside and explore this unique building.

  • Take a walk around the Sheldonian at your own pace with a self-guided tour.
  • Gaze up at the Sheldonian’s magnificent ceiling painted by Robert Streater during the reign of King Charles II.
  • Learn about the Sheldonian’s journey from past to present day through our colourful and informative display boards.
  • Enjoy one of the best indoor 360 degree panoramic views of Oxford from the Cupola.

 Simply pick up a leaflet at reception and take yourself around. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have! Alternatively, book tickets for a concert or talk for a memorable experience

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

Please note our opening times can be subject to change, so do check ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment.

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