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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 1 week ago via mobile

Radcliffe camera was one of the many spectacular pieces of architecture. I loved it over there. Worths the visit

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank argyrisnik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be an "essential organ" of Oxford. The Architecture is stunning. The View from the top is the best in Oxford. Partially wheelchair accessible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watched my son graduate in this wonderful old building. A must see. It’s steeped in history, yet is not showy. It is situated amongst other honey coloured historical buildings in what must be, England’s most vibrant city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WiltshireWanderer12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique building offers excellent views of Oxford from the inside & is worth a look. The outside is beautiful as well. Designed by Christopher Wren & built in the late 17th Century.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Guided Tour. Well worth a visit. The Theatre was designed by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret N
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Sheldonian Theatre offers an entirely unique piece of architecture that stands at the centre of a number of other beautifully designed buildings. It is a very photogenic building and is great for a photo that captures the magnificence of Oxford!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The outside of this building is delightful and everyone should see and admire it. We paid for entry and found it very underwhelming. It seemed relatively plain and even the views from the cupola were quite average and obscured by dirty windows. No doubt when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This was my second favorite building in Oxford after the Radcliffe Camera. This building is used for all the official ceremonies at Oxford and is so very picturesque (as are most buildings designed by Wren). A must when you are in Oxford.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We weren't' able to do a tour so just bought the tickets for self tour through the theatre and up to the cupola. The views from the top are fantastic. In the theatre you can feel the history of academia.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wubbuwu
Reviewed September 27, 2018

It was so much fun to be in Oxford and see for myself all the places where Morse, Lewis and Endeavour walk, had a great walking tour with Heidi who remembers an astounding number of things from different movies!

Date of experience: March 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