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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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September 2019

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alain de Botton – The School of Life

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£8 – £22

Blackwell's are delighted to be hosting a very special event at the Sheldonian Theatre with Alain de Botton on The School of Life: An Emotional Education. We spend years in school learning facts and figures but the one thing we’re never taught is how to live a fulfilled life. That’s why we need The School of Life – a real organisation founded ten years ago by writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, an organisation which has one simple aim: to equip…

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September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Oxford Concert for Peace -2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£25 – £45

On UN Day for Peace, Rotarians in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley in collaboration with The World Orchestra for Peace are proud to present The Oxford Concert for Peace. Twenty of the world’s leading string players from 15 different countries will come together to promote peace. This will be the first of only 3 performances world-wide featuring the orchestra in 2019

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September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Oxford Concert for Peace – 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£25 – £45

On 21st September -UN World Peace Day-Charles Kaye is bringing The World Orchestra for Peace, represented by 20 string players, to the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, U.K. This concert, a collaboration with Rotarians from Oxford and the Thames valley, aims to promote global Peace initiatives and Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship programme. Works by Mozart, Grieg, Elgar and Tchaikovsky will be performed without a conductor which is a rare event in the music world and represents a unique opportunity that should…

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October 2019

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Instruments of Time & Truth: Beethoven – Eroica

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£15 – £42

Join Instruments of Time and Truth for a journey into uncharted territory as Oxford’s own period orchestra performs two of Beethoven’s masterworks. Croatian virtuoso, Bojan Cicic, will lead the orchestra in the Violin Concerto, alongside which Edward Higginbottom will put his unmistakable stamp on the Promethean struggle embodied by the Third Symphony. At once humane, majestic, tender, resolute, and joyous, the experience of hearing this sublime music played by this superb band of instrumental soloists is not to be missed.…

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