Sat 2 Feb 2019, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
The Sgt Pepper Show is a tough act to follow. Sold out over five nights in November 2017, The Oxford Beatles’ last major show was a unique combination of music and theatre.
For their next big outing the group have chosen Oxford’s iconic Sheldonian Theatre as the setting for an immersive evening of music, accompanied by a hypnotic light show.
For one night only the band will perform The Beatles’ Revolver and Sgt Pepper albums live, with a 12-piece orchestra and Indian classical musicians.
This time around the music will be accompanied by a specially commissioned light show, illuminating the beautiful surroundings of the Christopher Wren-designed Sheldonian Theatre. We're very excited to be working with Peter Wynne-Wilson, lighting designer and inventor who has worked with the likes of Pink Floyd. It's an honour to have Peter providing the liquid light show for us.
Join them for what promises to be an unforgettable sonic and visual experience!
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval
About The Oxford Beatles
Formed in 2014, The Oxford Beatles have developed a dedicated following for their focus on faithful renditions of The Beatles’ back catalogue and energetic live performances that match the spirit of the band’s early success. The Sheldonian show has been 12 months in the making, with painstaking research enabling a completely faithful reproduction of both Revolver and Sgt Pepper, with a few special surprises courtesy of a 12-piece orchestra, Indian classical musicians and the orchestration skills of the show’s Musical Director, Greg Hooper.
The show will also include a liquid light show. Peter Wynne Willson, renowned lighting designer and inventor, has worked with the likes of Pink Floyd and his visual artistry promises to make this an unforgettable sensory experience.