The Wheatsheaf

The upper floor of the Wheatsheaf is a dedicated music venue with stage, bar, excellent sound system, and resident sound engineer Joal Shearing. This much loved pub has been a music venue since 2000 and the upper floor is a firm favourite with many bands. If you arrive too early for a gig, you can buy drinks downstairs and take them with you to the upstairs room when the gig starts. The venue also holds a number of free gigs in the downstairs bar.

Location and Transport

129 High Street
Oxford
OX1 4DF

Just a stone's throw from Carfax in the centre of Oxford, The Wheatsheaf is located in the passageway that runs from High Street to Blue Boar Street. At the High Street end, you will find the passageway between Chelsea Building Society and Virgin Money. It is within walking distance of all the city centre bus stops and taxis, and about 10 minutes walk from Oxford rail station. 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.

Accessibility

The upstairs venue is only accessible by a staircase. This staircase is wide and not too long. People with walking aids may need assistance, but it appears to be inaccessible to wheelchair users. The upstairs toilets are small and there is no dedicated toilet for disabled customers. The lower floor is all on the flat and should be accessible, although there are no accessible toilets.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 24th October, 19:30
Its All About The Music Presents: Great Ape, Dan McKean, J Lewis, The Missing Notes
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 24th October, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
Friday 26th October, 19:45
Jam City Presents: Bloodshot, Masiro, Bones of Minerva, Keyed Up
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 26th October, 19:45.
PROMOTER: Jam City.
Saturday 27th October, 20:20
Gappy Tooth Presents: Order #227, Tape It Shut, Broken Empire
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 27th October, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Tuesday 30th October, 19:30
Its All About The Music Presents: The Overload, The Desert, Still Pigeon, Lucy Mair
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 30th October, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
Wednesday 31st October, 19:45
Halloween Special: Lest We Forget, Doomtrodden
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 31st October, 19:45.
DOOR PRICE: £2.00.
Friday 2nd November, 20:00
Klub Kakofanney's monthly eclectic club night.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 2nd November, 20:00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+, bring ID if required.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Saturday 3rd November, 20:00
Divine Schism Presents: Hater, Magic Potion, Fancy Dress Party
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 3rd November, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Friday 9th November, 19:45
Oxrox Presents: Hell's Gazelles
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 9th November, 19:45.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Oxrox.
Tuesday 13th November, 19:30
Snuggle Dice Records Presents: Itoldyouiwouldeatyou
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 13th November, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £4.40 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Snuggle Dice Records.
Sunday 18th November, 20:00
Buried In Smoke Promotions Presents: Armed For Apocalypse (USA), Drore, Keyed Up
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Sunday 18th November, 20:00.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 24th November, 20:20
Gappy Tooth Presents: Juniper Nights, Hot Sauce Pony, The Dollymops
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 24th November, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Thursday 6th December, 21:00
The Mighty Redox: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 6th December, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 7th December, 20:00
Klub Kakofanney's monthly eclectic club night.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 7th December, 20:00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+, bring ID if required.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Thursday 20th December, 21:00
The Pete Fryer Band: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 20th December, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 2nd February, 20:15
Divine Schism Presents: Air Waves
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 2nd February, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £8.25 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Friday 8th February, 19:45
Oxrox Presents: Black Tree Vultures
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 8th February, 19:45.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Oxrox.

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Information for Promoters

Audience capacity of upper room is 120 and the stage area is approx 4m x 3m.

Information for Performers

The downstairs bar at the Wheatsheaf also hosts a number of gigs, usually free, featuring local bands, playing acoustic or electric sets, but this is a very small playing area, at one end of the pub, and a bit of a squeeze sometimes if the band is popular. Nevertheless, these downstairs gigs tend to be great social experiences and good opportunities for upcoming bands to get experience playing live and to meet people in the music scene.

Some posters for upcoming events

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