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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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What a stunning experience, went to the Vivaldi and Bach concert last night. Beautiful music in an amazing place, I was in heaven.

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

What a stunning experience, went to the Vivaldi and Bach concert last night. Beautiful music in an amazing place, I was in heaven.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The sheldonian theatre is not only spectacular inside, with the architecture, woodwork and paintings but climb to the top and the view of Oxford is breathtaking. Worth a visit if you're about. Plus Oxford alumni get free entry for them and one other!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We booked this hour long tour as part of a team event in June .David (Oxford City walk) was our guide. He was amazingly knowledgeable and tremendously amusing. You should ask him about the Mallard ditty of All Souls! Although we work in the city, many of us learnt much about the history of the Sheldonian and the adjacent buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

WE went to the Sheldonian on our day out at Oxford. We paid and expected a short trip around the Sheldonian, but to our delight our guide (who ws Heidi I believe) gave us a guided tour of the immediate vicinity.Explaining about the Bodleian Library and the divinity college.We fininished our tour with a view from the Cupola at the... More 

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear betacam, Thank you very much for reviewing The Sheldonian Theatre. I am pleased that the building itself and the staff have exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A very reasonable entry fee and a self guided tour leaflet. The building, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is beautiful and the highlight is the climb up to the glass cupola. There are great views over Oxford and the leaflet identifies all the points of interest. Well worth a visit if you can climb the stairs!

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Greenjag, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback following your visit at the Sheldonian Theatre. It is a pleasure to read your positive feedback, and I am thrilled that you found the venue to be immaculate. Thank you for your recommendation, we look forward to seeing you again soon. With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was lucky enough to be in town when the Oxford Symphony Orchestra was playing with a wonderful violinist playing the Brahms Violin Concerto. She was fabulous and to be able to enjoy the concert in this esteemed theatre was very special. I wasn't able to tour the theatre because of the show but I think I almost got the... More 

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Linda K, Many thanks for your glowing recommendation of the Sheldonian Theatre. I am delighted you enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to being of service to you again soon. Hopefully, during your next visit you will have time to join our Guided Tour and find out more about the Theatre itself and all about how the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a spellbinding and phenomenally interesting tour, not only dealing with the Sheldonian Theatre history, architecture and art, but also with the nearby university buildings (incl. Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College). Our guide, David, was supremely knowledgeable on the history of Oxford and the university; he was able to quote at will from WB Yeats (Irish poet)... More 

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Gordon M, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you have enjoyed our Guided Tour - an unforgettable whistle-stop tour through 900 years of Oxford University history. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My company, Finders Keepers, organised a tour for our clients (part of our Client Events series) and I was lucky enough to be one of the hosts on the day. David Gunnell, our guide, was absolutely excellent with a perfect combination of knowledge, wit and an engaging manner which made it a memorable experience which our clients really loved. We... More 

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear June I, Many thanks for your glowing recommendation of the Sheldonian Theatre. I am delighted you enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to being of service to you again soon. With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the highlights of the area, and well worth the time. There is so much history here, and such interesting information.

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear William M, Thank you for posting such a lovely review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed you time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love Oxford - if you are only visiting for the day this is a must - the atmosphere is overwhelming and you climb to the top of the theatre!

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MaggieBurge, Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this review

Dear mumdadjustine, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Sheldonian Theatre and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! With Kindest Regards, The Sheldonian Theatre Team More 

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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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