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

Friday 14th December, 19:30
The Overload
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 14th December, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
Saturday 15th December, 20:00
Gappy Tooth Presents: The Easter Island Statues, Tall Poppies, Daisy, Moogieman and the Masochists
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 15th December, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £4.40 from WeGotTickets.
Wednesday 19th December, 19:30
Its All About The Music Presents: Lovelace, Screaming Irene, Sleeper Service
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 19th December, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
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 22nd December, 19:30
Its All About The Music Presents: Mojo Demon, Grudgewood
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 22nd December, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
Monday 31st December, 20:00
New Year's Eve Party: The Pete Fryer Band, The Mighty Redox, Osprey, The Overload
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Monday 31st December, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Saturday 26th January, 20:20
Gappy Tooth Presents: The Overload, Hatepenny, The Phat Cardinals
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 26th January, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Saturday 26th January, 20:20
Gappy Tooth Presents: The Overload, Hatepenny, The Phat Cardinals
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 26th January, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
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.
Saturday 23rd February, 20:15
Gappy Tooth Presents: Means Of Production
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 23rd February, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Wednesday 6th March, 20:20
Divine Schism Presents: No Violet
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 6th March, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.

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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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