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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
+44 1865 277299
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank OffringaRichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bryan G
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
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
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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Unfortunately we did not enter into this magnificent building as it was not open at the time. However from the outside it is a stunning piece of architecture and well worth finding.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

So interesting to see the venue where the graduates get their degrees. Don't forget to walk up to the viewing level in the dome.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A very appropriate setting for an interesting and impressive Graduation Ceremony. Very good view from upper gallery

Thank exzombaresident
ConnorClifton-Milne, Facilities Support Assistant at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear exzombaresident, Thank you for your positive review of the Sheldonian Theatre and Graduation Ceremony. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team

Reviewed 28 July 2017

A wonderful location for the graduation ceremony we attended. Attentive staff and we were seated promptly. A great feeling of history and lots to admire during the ceremony. So lucky to be a part of the pomp of this wonderful city and its traditions stretching...More

Thank moot
ConnorClifton-Milne, Facilities Support Assistant at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear moot Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the Graduation Ceremony and your visit to the Sheldonian and we will pass on your kind feedback to the staff concerned. We look...More

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14 March 2015|
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