The Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in Oxford’s city centre, is the official ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford. Some of the ceremonial activities that take place in the Theatre include matriculation, graduation ceremonies, Encaenia and Congregation. The Theatre is open to the public to visit when not in use.

This unique historic Oxford venue, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, can also be hired for concerts, meetings, lectures, talks and other events.

For more information or enquiries about the Sheldonian Theatre’s activities, please contact us

Visiting

Opening hours, what to see, how to make the most of your visit.

Visiting the Sheldonian Theatre

Hiring

Hiring for concerts, meetings, talks and other events.

Hiring the Sheldonian Theatre

Concerts

Buy tickets for a concert.

Buying concert tickets

History

More about this historic venue.

History of the Sheldonian Theatre

University events

University events including Congregation and Encaenia.

University Events at the Sheldonian Theatre

Graduation days

Information for University of Oxford students and their families.

Graduation days at the Sheldonian Theatre