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Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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The Sheldonian Theatre, located in Oxford, England, was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time and the project's main financial backer. It is used for music concerts, lectures and University ceremonies, but not for drama until 2015 when the Christ Church Dramatic Society staged a production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
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  • This building is situated in the centre of the city where all of the main university buildings are located. This mainly circular structure was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and was originally...  more »
  • It's difficult to express how beautiful the inside of the Sheldonian Theatre is, never mind how mind blowing the outside is. The misses and I got L12 and L13 to see a concert here restricted view it....  more »
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  • Whilst The Sheldonian is an historic and wonderful landmark of Oxford it has the most uncomfortable seats I have ever had the misfortune of sitting in. The graduation ceremony was long, completely incomprehensible, and it was baking hot. In order to sit in any way comfortably, we had to sit sideways on!
  • A must see in Oxford. Iconic architecture outside and a fascinating interior with exceptional painted ceiling. Climb the stairs to the cupola/lantern and see a wonderful 360° panorama of the city.

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