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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 277299
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Description: The Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in...
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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A historic site

Wonderfully restored and historic. Was here for our daughters graduation. The ceiling painting is quite amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully restored and historic. Was here for our daughters graduation. The ceiling painting is quite amazing

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Kempten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We entered here more or less accidentially seeing that the cupola is open. It started with a very friendly stuff at the counter who was keen to give information about the place followed by an exciting building. The high light was the view from the cupoly which is especially close to sunset absolutely great

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful evening spent listening to beautiful classical music. The only slight complaint would be that some of the seating can be a bit uncomfortable however what a beautiful venue.

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Zürich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Theatre with wonderfully preserved interior. However, uncomfortable during graduation ceremony (sitting over an hour on those piews hurts!). Was a once in a lifetime experience :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

For those who've studied in Oxford the Sheldonian might get relegated to 'that place where you get hit on the head with a book' but the Wren architecture (particularly the ceiling) is more than worth a visit in itself, and whilst the acoustics aren't anything to write home about there's something special about listening to concerts here. Seats are not... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Marvellous building designed by Christopher Wren which is used by Oxford University for graduations. Recently restored to its original period colour scheme it is an imposing edifice. You can climb up to the cupola and get great views over the city centre, but not as good as the ones from the nearby University Church of St Mary.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Christopher Wren inspired - gorgeous ceiling - if you are up in the gallery - bum numbing seating - Just been through another couple of hour of Latin - but it is an experience never to forget

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Watching my niece get her PhD in Harry Potter land. Such a lot of Latin! The heart of establishment privilege. What's not to like?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful exterior and interior, brimming with history - the traditional site for University graduation ceremonies. The interior, oval shaped had tiered seating above the central seating area. With the lovely, painted ceiling, organ and fine, historic architectural features this provides the perfect setting for the traditional ceremony.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to listen to a friend sing with her company. Ticket sellers are friendly and knowledgeable and ushers super helpful and fun. We sat way up on the wooden bleachers so it was hot but it is a great place to appreciate how beautifully the sound carries.

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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 277299
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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