The Cellar

A long established music venue, the Cellar was previously known as The Corn Dolly. It is a small venue with a big pair of speakers. Be warned, if you get there before they've finished setting up (because they are running later than advertised), they usually won't let you in until they've finished, and you can't really do anything except hang around in the yard outside the door.

Location and Transport

Frewin Court
Off Cornmarket Street

Frewin Court is a small yard off the west side of Cornmarket Street in the centre of Oxford, between the Gap store and the Lush shop. The entrance to The Cellar is on the first set of doors on the right hand side. It is within walking distance of all the Oxford city centre bus stops and taxi ranks, and about 15 minutes walk from Oxford rail station. Parking in Oxford is very limited and there is very little parking available close by.


Access to the Cellar is down a steep narrow flight of stairs and is inaccessible to wheelchair users.

Information for Promoters

The capacity of the venue is 150.

Information for Performers

Oxford's city centre is closed to private vehicles until 6:30 in the evening, (including Sundays and Bank Holidays) and has traffic enforcement cameras to record number-plates and issue automated fines (£60) to anyone who drives into the restricted area.

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