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The Thames Valley Sights

Sheldonian Theatre

  • Broad St. Map It
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

This fabulously ornate theater is where Oxford's impressive graduation ceremonies are held, conducted almost entirely in Latin. Dating to 1663, it was the first building designed by Sir Christopher Wren when he served as professor of astronomy. The D-shape auditorium has pillars, balconies, and an elaborately painted ceiling. The stone pillars outside are topped by 18 massive stone heads. Climb the stairs to the cupola for the best view of the city's "dreaming spires."

Sight Information

Address:

Broad St., Oxford, OX1 3AZ, England

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Phone:

01865-277299

Sight Details:

  • £3.50
  • Feb.–Jun. and Sept.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–4:30; Jul. and Aug. Mon.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 10:30–3:30; Dec. and Jan., Mon.–Fri. 10:30–3:30. Last entry 30 min before closing.

Updated 05/28/2014

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