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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed December 8, 2018 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 December 4, 2018

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
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

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 November 20, 2018

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 November 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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