Sheldonian Theatre

A stunning space for talks, lectures, drinks receptions and concerts

Reference | BHCST01

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.3 miles

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Grade I listed venue for hire

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1669, the Sheldonian Theatre is the ceremonial Hall of the University of Oxford. This stunning Grade I listed theatre seats up to 750 guests and its unique shape provides a welcoming and intimate feel. It can be hired for a variety of functions including concerts of up to 750 people, drinks receptions for 200 guests, day meetings for 80 guests, award ceremonies, filming and lectures. Used in conjunction with our sister venue, the Examination Schools, it can be used for opening and closing sessions as part of a large conference of up to 650 guests.

“We love holding events at the Sheldonian Theatre. It is a fantastic venue and your invaluable support and help is much appreciated”.

The Oxford Literary Festival



  • An exquisite Grade I venue situated in the heart of Oxford
  • The ceremonial Hall of the University of Oxford
  • Seating up to 750 people



  • 01865 277299
  • Broad Street,
    OX1 3AZ
  • Enquiries Team
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