Oxford Concert Venues

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  • Headington
    Church
    Home base for Headington Singers. Excellent visibility from all (sadly uncushioned) seats. Lighting installed in 2006 has made a great improvement. Church hall can also be hired if required. Large 36-rank Walker organ with detached console ideal for accompanying.
  • Central
    Chapel
    Temporary home of the Wingfield Organ.
  • Central
    Cathedral
    It is one of the smallest of English cathedrals; nevertheless, it is this building that elevates Oxford to the status of 'city'. There has been a church on this site since Saxon times and three arches on the East wall of the cathedral are thought to date from about 700 A.D. Much of the present building is 12th Century and is an example of the transition between the Norman and Early English styles. The Cathedral choir is of the highest standard and choral services are held daily. Adjacent to the Cathedral are the 15th Century Cloisters and the Chapter House where there are occasional exhibitions of church plate.
  • South of the ring road
    Abbey
    Abbey with Christian services and concerts. There is also a Tea Room and a Museum. Several spaces can be hired. Hire-able spaces including the main Abbey area (capacity 500 people seated), the West End and the Shrine Chapel. The West End is an open area without pews, so it can be set up as a presentation area, with projection onto the plain North wall. There are 170 chairs available to hirers, which can be arranged flexibly. The Shrine Chapel can seat approximately 70, again on chairs as this is an area without pews. So the space can be used flexibly, and this area is good for conferences and workshops.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Community centre
    There are several rooms available for hire, the largest of which (downstairs hall) can accommodate 150 people. 2 door security must be arranged for live music events. Gig bookings are generally only accepted for Saturday nights. Home to the Catweazle Club.
  • Central
    Chapel
  • Central
    Concert hall
    Handel is among the many famous composers and musicians to have appeared here. Wadham owns the Room; concerts are held here regularly, especially during University terms, and it can be hired for such purposes via the University Music Faculty (tel 01865 276141). There is a green room and a brand new Steinway C Grand piano available for hire. No parking on site – nearest is on Broad Street. It can get very hot in the summer: dress lightly on a warm evening.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Concert hall
    Located on the grounds of St Hilda's, the JDP is the first purpose-built concert hall to be built in Oxford since the Holywell Music Room in 1742. The eponymous cellist was an honorary fellow of the college before her death. Hosts a professional concert series, regular lunchtime recitals and family friendly cushion concerts.
  • Central
    Chapel
    Keble College was founded in memory of John Keble, a Victorian clergyman who, with others in what became known as the Oxford Movement, had a profound impact on the Church of England in the mid 19th century, renewing and strengthening it in the catholic tradition. Keble College Chapel is open daily and to all. All members of the College are invited to attend services and to participate in Chapel activities. And, all are welcome to use the Chapel for personal prayer and meditation. Holy Communion is celebrated on Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm during Full Term and on important Holy Days. Our services are conducted in accordance with those of the Church of England.
  • Central
    Auditorium
    The Auditorium itself is fully air-conditioned, with tiered seating for 160, and dedicated projection and sound rooms. Each seat is equipped with a pull-out writing ‘tablet’ to support note-taking. The proscenium arch style stage is on a level with the front row of seating. Considerable attention has been paid to the acoustic standards of the Auditorium and voice amplification is only needed for special circumstances, for example, to provide induction loop amplification for those equipped with an appropriate hearing aid. A Steinway B grand piano is located in a small wing to one side of the stage and is available for concerts. The projection room is equipped with a high resolution HD data projector, DVD player and sound system. Adjoining the Foyer are a small cloakroom area and toilets. The Auditorium and Foyer are fully accessible by wheelchair, and WiFi Internet is available.
  • Central
    Chapel
    The tower, which was completed around 1450, looks lovely at dusk when viewed from Christ Church Meadows. Also in frequent use as a concert venue. A new organ was installed in 2013 to celebrate the college's 750th anniversary.
  • Central
    Chapel
  • Central
    Church
    Baptist congregation housed in a Grade II listed building. The main hall is available for hire as a concert venue and there are other rooms suitable for meetings, exhibitions and workshops.
  • Central
    Place
    Facilities include blackout blinds, screens and the possibility of hiring a piano and organ. Refreshments can be provided by the hirer. The Newman Room is wheelchair accessible and the Meeting Room seats 30. Both rooms are available in the University vacation 9am - 11pm, but aren't hired out very much in term time (although the administrators are open to negotiation).
  • Central
    Civic structure
    Regularly hosts over 2,000 events throughout the year, including gigs and concerts, drink festivals and conferences, and regular meetings of various sorts. Holds an organ recital season between April - September. It is a popular wedding and film location and is the home to the Museum of Oxford and the Town Hall Café. Info about hiring rooms: All spaces are available Monday to Friday 8am -7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. Depending on the booking they may open earlier/later. They have a late license for entertainment until 2am (Thursday – Saturday). Refreshments or bar facilities can be provided upon request. Parking is difficult but the location is very central. A loop system is installed, available in some rooms. Catering, licensed bar, and a kitchen are available. The organ and other resources and technical equipment are also available for hire. There are 13 function rooms for hire. The spaces available can accommodate from 12 to 700 people and can be used in any combination. Discounts are available for bookings for multiple rooms. Main Hall Capacity: 600 standing, 500 theatre (plus 200 on balcony); 300 cabaret style Price:£260 p/h Assembly Room Capacity: 200 theatre, 140 cabaret, 70 boardroom Price: £160 p/h Old Library Capacity: 120 theatre, 60 cabaret, 30 boardroom Price: £160 p/h Long Room Capacity: 70 theatre, 30 café style, 25 boardroom Price: £90 p/h St Aldate’s Room Capacity: 45 theatre, 30 cabaret, 22 boardroom Price: £75 p/h Freeman’s Room Capacity: 25 theatre, 18 boardroom Price: £75 p/h Judges Room Capacity: 25 theatre, 16 boardroom Price: £75p/h Plowman Room Capacity: 18 boardroom Price: £75p/h Barristers Room Capacity: 16 boardroom Price: £75p/h Clerks Room Capacity: 12 boardroom Price: £75p/h Jury Room Capacity: 12 boardroom Price: £75p/h Court Room Capacity: 43 fixed bench seating and 50 on balcony Price: £75p/h Council Chamber Capacity: 106 fixed bench seating Price: £75p/h
  • Central
    Auditorium
    This beautifully crafted, oak panelled auditorium seats up to 170 and also boasts fully retractable seating. The space is therefore completely flexible to suit your requirements. Built in state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and microphones/PA system, this room has stunning acoustics. There is full disabled access and accessibility from the road for larger sets etc.
  • Central
    Chapel
    Founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield, chaplain to Queen Philippa of Hainault (the wife of King Edward III). For disabled access to Queen’s Chapel, please ring the Porters’ Lodge on 01865 279120.
  • Central
    Art gallery
    Home to the Arundel Collection of Greek and Roman sculpture and inscriptions, this gallery is one of the first and still one of the most striking spaces you see in the Ashmolean (directly on the left as you enter). The room is available to hire (catering provided) outside museum hours. Capacity: 150 (formal dinner) / 120 (seated buffet) / 180 (seated presentation) / 200 (drinks reception).
  • Central
    Theatre
    With seating capacity for 750 people, the Sheldonian Theatre is an exquisite Grade I listed historic Oxford venue (designed by Christopher Wren) situated in the city centre. It is the ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford and it is where students matriculate (attend a welcome ceremony) and graduate. The Theatre can be hired as a venue for concerts, drinks receptions, awards ceremonies and lectures. The Theatre is a popular Oxford tourist attraction. Visitors can learn about the Theatre’s history via display boards and enjoy one of the best indoor 360 degree panoramic views of Oxford from the Cupola. The Sheldonian does not have its own box office but tickets can be bought for concerts via the Oxford playhouse (Tel: 01865 305305) or from concert promoters directly.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Concert hall
    Underfloor heating [Daily Info can vouch for how warm and cosy this venue is even for Christmas concerts!]. Comfortable chairs, superb acoustic. Choice of green rooms: in the college or at the church. Disabled parking available (in St Stephen's house); some parking by arrangement, public parking available nearby. Some staging for piano. Can be hired for lunchtime or evening concerts, and would also be good for recording in. Plus brand new lavatories nearby in cloisters! Grade I listed Victorian church designed by G F Bodley. In the parish of SS. Mary and John; college chapel of St Stephen’s House, Oxford University.
  • Banbury Road Area
    Church
    Our Sunday services vary a bit in style, but at all the Bible will be read and preached as God's word. We are also very active throughout the week, with activities for all ages.
  • Headington
    Church
    Limited free street parking, paying car park five minutes' walk away. Additional baby grand piano may be available.
  • Jericho
    Church
    The church maintains the Anglo-Catholic tradition of its foundation and is open daily for worship. A parish magazine, Jericho Matters, is produced quarterly and distributed to all of the households and businesses in Jericho. The church hosts many events throughout the year, such as concerts, lectures and exhibitions.
  • Central
    Church
    North Oxford's oldest parish church, dating to 1086.
  • Central
    Auditorium
    Refreshments can be provided by the college if booked in advance. Generally the college suggests that events should conclude by about 11pm, but this is definitely negotiable within reason. Hirers are advised to inform those attending their event that parking is not available in the college and may be difficult in its environs. Cost is £400 per day or part thereof. You are strongly advised to book as much as six months in advance if you wish to secure any particular date, as the venue is almost constantly in use.
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