The Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre

Ceiling fresco, Sheldonian Theatre

Ceiling fresco, Sheldonian Theatre

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Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre

Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre

Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre

Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre

Sheldonian Theatre

The stunning Sheldonian Theatre is located on Broad Street right in the heart of the city and is undoubtably one of the jewels of the Oxford skyline. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and opened in 1669 it is the ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford and as such plays host to degree ceremonies and the annual Encaenia celebration. Over the centuries the Theatre has adapted to become a venue for concerts, lectures, opening and closing sessions for conferences and drinks receptions.

The Theatre can offer two rooms; the main theatre seating up to 750 for lectures, opening/closing plenary sessions for conferences and catering for up to 250 for drinks receptions. The Cecil Jackson Room is ideal as a breakout or lecture space for 60. We also offer guided tours, a must for any social program, which takes guests through 900 years of Oxford University history. Fees include access to the Cupula where visitors can enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the city.   

Venue Contact
Claire Sampson
01865 277623
claire.sampson@sheldon.ox.ac.uk
www.venues.ox.ac.uk

2 meeting spaces with capacity for up to
750 guests for

  • theatre
  • classroom
  • boardroom

functions.

Summary

Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
Main Theatre
- -
750 See image
Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre
Theatre space for up to 750 guests
150
50
-
250 See image
Drinks Reception, Sheldonian Theatre
Drinks Reception space for up to 250 guests
Cecil Jackson Room
- -
60 See image
Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre
Theatre space for up to 60 guests
25
25
-
80

Room by room

  • Main Theatre

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: A light spacious yet intimate space with the original canvas ceiling providing wonderful natural acoustics. Seating available on chairs and cushioned benches.

    Facilities: Staging, lectern and a basic PA system provided, external AV and PA quotes available on request.

    Accessibility: Full access to the main hall.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    750 See image
    Main Hall, Sheldonian Theatre
    Theatre space for up to 750 guests
    150
    50
    -
    250 See image
    Drinks Reception, Sheldonian Theatre
    Drinks Reception space for up to 250 guests
  • Cecil Jackson Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: A fantastic space for small meetings, lectures, training area or drinks receptions.

    Facilities: Projector and screen available, AV quotes on request.

    Accessibility: No wheelchair access to the room, access to the basement via 15 steps.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    60 See image
    Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre
    Theatre space for up to 60 guests
    25
    25
    -
    80
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