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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...more
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277299
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

在《Museum of the History of Science》旁,是《Sheldonian Theatre》。這是一個建於16世紀的劇院。當時,是用作演講室,音樂表演,及一些大學的典禮活動。今時今日,這仍是一個有許多演講、音樂表演及戲劇表演在這兒舉行。

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank stanksh4food
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful landmark in Oxford. Absolutely worth to have a tour inside and be able to admire the building not just outside but inside

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural features. Lovely views from the tower and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank huwgwynantj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be there for our son's graduation. The history inside this building was palpable, the ceiling beautiful, the design fascinating. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RebeccaForster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting to see part of the university rites location. The hike up the cupola is not that hard because they have small resting spots. The view is worth it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Must see if you are in Oxford. Cant miss it, it's right in front of St Mary Church. Good place for photo opps.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank neowulf93
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We visited the Sheldonian because we had just done the Bodleian tour and had been told that student start and finish their Oxford study experience here. We had no idea that we would be able to get into the attic and the dome and see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Looking deceptively small on the outside, the theatre has great acoustics and old-style seating for added charm.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nat S
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

No wonder this is the most popular tourist attraction. The freeze on the ceiling is stunning. Arches and gallery are dramatic creations. There is a reason it reminded us of St Paul's. What came to be known as the Sheldonian Theatre was Wren's second work...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

If you in Oxford this is the place you have to have on your pictures. Great atmosphere, nice history...really enjoyed it

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 13, 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