The Main Theatre

A stunning space for talks, lectures, drinks receptions and concerts

This stunning venue can be hired for a variety of functions. For smaller talks and drinks receptions with the unique shape of the building provides a welcoming and intimate feel; the great acoustics and large seating capacity make it an ideal setting for concerts. The space is also perfect for large lectures and opening/closing sessions for conferences.

If you require provision of catering with your booking, minimum numbers will apply. Please visit our catering page for further information and to view our menu.

Event types and capacities

  • Served Dinner

    30 - 80

  • Reception

    50 - 200

  • Theatre

    50 - 783

  • Concert

    50 - 673

"“We love holding events at the Sheldonian Theatre. It is a fantastic venue and your invaluable support and help is much appreciated”"

The Oxford Literary Festival