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Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277299
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The Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in Oxford's city centre, is the official ceremonial hall of Oxford University. The Theatre is a popular tourist attraction particular because it offers one of the best indoor panoramic views of Oxford's famous skyline from its Cupola. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1664 and 1669. The Theatre offers self-guided tours or guided tours. On a one hour guided tour, you get to learn about how the University was formed, how long it's been in existence and the secrets of its past. You get to hear about 900 years of University history as well as learning about the history of the Theatre. For availability, booking and opening hours information visit our website.
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
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+44 1865 277299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This very attractive theatre both inside and out, was the first building designed by Christopher Wren and is based on the Theatre of Marcellus in Rome but with a roof! The theatre has an extravagantly painted ceiling and three tiers of seating around a u-shaped...More

Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On my first impression I was preparing myself for something bigger and much more breath taking and overwhelming, However the theatre itself was just the right size. It wasn’t the Albert hall by any comparison but the illustrations and architecture in and out of the...More

Thank Aliona K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful 17th century building designed by Christopher Wren the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. We attended here as part of a university graduation ceremony and it provided a splendid backdrop to the ancient ceremony which is centuries old

Thank Popeye500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building, well worth a visit inside as it's quite amazing. The seating is however very uncomfortable!

Thank Pablinska
SheldonianTeam, assistant custodian at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments The Sheldonian Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit was on the Saturday of Matriculation, so lots of students having pictures taken at this area. We were on the tour bus. Hopped off on our second visit and walked through to visit the Bridge of Sighs.

Thank MagsWorldUS
SheldonianTeam, FSA at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MagsWorldUS, Thank you for your comments. Next time you are in Oxford perhaps you could visit The Sheldonian Theatre! Best wishes The Sheldonian Team

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Entry is 3 pound each, but worthwhile. Visited in october no ques and quietness. The views at the top are breathteaking!

Thank OffringaRichard
SheldonianTeam, FSA at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear OffringaRichard, Thank you for your kind feed back and for the time you took to response. Best wishes

Reviewed 3 October 2017

if you ever get a chance to visit this phonominal monument, do so. the atmosphere in this building is inspiring,

Thank Bryan G
SheldonianTeam, assistant custodian at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback The Sheldonian Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017

I caught a wonderful performance by the Oxford Philharmonic here. I was impressed by both the orchestra and the theatre. You will see the heads on the fence outside the theatre and you will never forget them. The ceiling and organ inside the theatre are...More

Thank Margaret H
SheldonianTeam, FSA at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your response. We are happy that you enjoyed our theatre. Best wishes The Sheldonian Team

Reviewed 1 September 2017

My son's Graduation was held there in 2017. It's such a beautiful building. Well worth visiting. Just opposite Blackwells bookshop, fairly easy access for people with mobility issues.

Thank doccaroline123
SheldonianTeam, FSA at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Caroline, Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your son's Graduation and the Sheldonian Theatre. Best wishes The Sheldonian Team

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I recently visited the Sheldonian Theatre with family and it brought kind memories of student days. This is a magnificent building and students graduating will do so here - in a most impressive setting. The Sheldonian is also the place for other university ceremonies such...More

Thank schmidtmg
SheldonianTeam, FSA at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Schmidtmg, Thank you for your kind coments. Best wishes The Sheldonian Team

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marcusqqqqq
14 March 2015|
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Response from SheldonianTeam | Property representative |
Dear Marcusqqqqq, Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we do not have a souvenir shop in the Sheldonian Theatre. The only two items which we sell at the front desk are: a postcard with our ceiling and greeting cards... More
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