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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 277299
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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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Definitely worth a visit. The building was designed by Christopher Wren and it is the formal meeting place when Oxford dons congregate, students matriculate or graduate. Seems to... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The building was designed by Christopher Wren and it is the formal meeting place when Oxford dons congregate, students matriculate or graduate. Seems to be in very original state. From the roof lookout you can see the entire city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sheldonian has always been my favourite Oxford building. It seems astonishing that Wren’s masterpiece was, apparently, only his second commission as an architect. Remembering that the site was very much on his own doorstep – he was earlier a student at Wadham College, just a step across The Broad, and at the time of building a Fellow of All... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were listening to a wonderful concert with very gifted young musicians - simply marvellous! Made the Day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Oxford for the first time and decided to walk around first to get a sense of how big it is and what to visit and came across this little gem - saw people poking their heads out of the cupola (bit at the top) and this got us interested so walked in with no queue and paid £3.50 to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely privileged to attend My younger sisters graduation ceremony, when she received her DPhil. The building itself Is beautiful and a fitting venue for such an auspicious event. A well preserved historical building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I attended a concert at the Sheldonian. Although the place is really not suitable for children, we did see several in the upper balcony. The seats are primarily benches with little leg room, and if you arrive late, the whole row may have to file out so you can get in. It was easy to get tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful old theatre hall,Most of the evenings musical performances are staged. Definitely not ideal for families with young children

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a graduation ceremony here. A lot of history here - ceremony in Latin - very impressive. Well organised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It always warms my heart to see the Sheldonian in Broad Street It is always surrounded by hoards of tourists who have come to see one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It is great to sit on one of the benches around the building and watch the world go round. Truly magnificent

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were privileged to attend our younger son's graduation ceremony, when he received his DPhil. The setting and ceremony were superb in every respect - and the sun shone, too!

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