Sheldonian Theatre

Top 2% of attractions in Oxford
7 / 10

4 expert reviews

“It was the venue for official university ceremonies. The roof structure is a true masterpiece.”

– Michelin Guide

Fodor's Fodor's
"This fabulously ornate theater is where Oxford's impressive graduation ceremonies are held, conducted almost entirely in Latin." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Begun in 1663, this monumental building was the first major work of Christopher Wren, then a professor of astronomy." Full review
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence. " Full review