The Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time. Elegant and strong in design, marvellously rich in craftsmanship, the Theatre has admirably served its purpose for over 350 years.
The Sheldonian is used for music concerts, lectures, and University ceremonies. Located in Oxford’s medieval city center, the Sheldonian Theatre is the principal assembly room of the University, and the regular meeting place of Congregation, the body which controls the University’s affairs.