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 20th February, 20:00
Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Heat Six.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 20th February, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 23rd February, 20:15
Gappy Tooth: Means Of Production, Cynthia's Periscope, Lina Simon
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 23rd February, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Tuesday 26th February, 19:30
Adam and Elvis, Frank and Beans, Subject To Change, Lost Darren
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 26th February, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 27th February, 19:30
The Cuban Dukes, Zarak, Jack Franks
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 27th February, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 1st March, 19:30
Klub Kakofanney: Flights of Helios, Juniper Nights, Pandapopalypse, Emma Hunter
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 1st March, 19:30.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Saturday 2nd March, 20:00
Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Heat 7.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 2nd March, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 6th March, 20:20
No Violet, Self Help, Ciphers
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 6th March, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Saturday 16th March, 19:30
Woahnows
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 16th March, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 27th March, 20:00
Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Heat 8.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 27th March, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
Friday 29th March, 19:30
To Kill Achilles, Reclaimer, Invoker
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 29th March, 19:30.
DOOR PRICE: £8.00.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Paladin Promotions.
Saturday 30th March, 20:15
Gappy Tooth: London Graffiti, The Magic Lotus, The Land Girls
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 30th March, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Sunday 31st March, 19:30
Electric Eel Shock
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Sunday 31st March, 19:30.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 5th April, 19:30
Klub Kakofanney.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 5th April, 19:30.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Saturday 27th April, 20:15
Gappy Tooth: Mobius, Deathly Pale Party, Knobblehead. This is Gappy Tooth's 200th gig
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 27th April, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 3rd May, 19:30
Klub Kakofanney.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 3rd May, 19:30.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Wednesday 8th May, 20:15
The Beths
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 8th May, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Tuesday 14th May, 20:15
Say Sue Me
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 14th May, 20:15.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Wednesday 31st July, 19:30
A Birthday For Donna: Snowwhite, Strike One, Jesters, Donna Buttler
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 31st July, 19:30.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com

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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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