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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


£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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December 2018


December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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About the event HANDEL Messiah, HWV 56 Mhairi Lawson soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano Daniel Norman tenor Matthew Brook bass Schola Cantorum of Oxford Steven Grahl chorus master Marios Papadopoulos conductor 'I did think I did see all Heaven before me' wrote Handel as he finished Messiah. It's not hard to hear why. Inside its biblical stories and reflections on redemption and love, Messiah contains some of the most moving music ever composed - as touching as it is universal. For this seasonal performance in the atmospheric…

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