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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 yesterday 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

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank wubbuwu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Nanna G
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The Sheldonian is where undergraduates are admitted to the University and where they graduate. Designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren (of St' Pauls, London fame). What we liked most was the complexity of the roof construction (you go right up into the roof space...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Made a last minute decision to visit this theatre and we're so glad we did. The painted ceiling is fabulous and after a not too strenuous climb up to the cupola we enjoyed the stunning views over Oxford. Lots of information on the building upstairs....More

Thank Kath R
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Excellent value for money (£3 approx). The theatre itself is lovely with a beautiful painted ceiling, but for me the highlight of the visit was the spectacular view over Oxford from the cupola; definitely worth the climb.

Thank V138
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Lovely theatre (though I wasn't there for a performance) with lovely architecture and painted ceiing. And affordable entrance fee (£3.50/£2.50). Not too difficult a climb to the top - interesting historical display boards in the attic, where you can also see the sturdy timbers of...More

Thank 532Sue
SheldonianTeam, Front Office Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear 532Sue, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your comment. With our best regards

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Beautiful building, well maintained. Stairs a challenge, but worth it. We had a great time and felt honoured to be in there.

Thank dorothycF2313ZI
SheldonianTeam, Front Office Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear DorothycF2313ZI, We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again. With our best regards

Reviewed August 5, 2018

A great meeting spot and an amazing architectural gem. Still have fo visit an performance there, but will do one day.

Thank PaulB5146
SheldonianTeam, Front Office Manager at Sheldonian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear Paul B, We are looking forward welcoming you for a concert. With our Best Regards

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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