Venues

Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

The Sheldonian Theatre is located in the heart of Oxford opposite the famous Blackwell’s bookshop. Designed in 1664 by Sir Christopher Wren and named after Gilbert Sheldon, who was Chancellor of the University at the time, the Sheldonian has been described as one of the architectural jewels of Oxford (European Commission 1994).

The original purpose of the building was to provide a secular venue for meetings and public ceremonies for the University, and this remains its purpose today. It is also the city’s main venue for large classical music concerts.

St John the Evangelist Church

109A Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EH

St John the Evangelist Church is a Church of England parish church on the Iffley Road in Oxford. It is a listed Grade 1 building, built in 1894-96 and designed by G F Bodley, predominantly in a Decorated Gothic style. SJE is a popular venue for concerts and arts events.

Wheelchair access to the church as well as parking for blue badge holders may be available.

Oxford Town Hall

St Aldate’s
Oxford
OX1 1BX

Oxford Town Hall is a Grade II* listed building in the centre of the city and provides a stunning venue for concerts. Designed by Henry T Hare, the Town Hall was built by Messrs Parnell and Son of Rugby and is the third to be built on the same site. The building was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales Edward VII in 1897.

There is a multi-storey car park nearby and the venue is wheelchair-friendly.