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

Saturday 28th July, 20:20
Gappy Tooth Presents: Ape, Tayne, Deltaviolin
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 28th July, 20:20.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
Thursday 9th August, 21:00
The Pete Fryer Band: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 9th August, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 15th August, 19:45
Oxrox Presents: Illusions of Grandeur, IOTA
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 15th August, 19:45.
DOOR PRICE: £8.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Oxrox.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Thursday 6th September, 21:00
The Mighty Redox: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 6th September, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 7th September, 20:00
Klub Kakofanney's monthly eclectic club night.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 7th September, 20:00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+, bring ID if required.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Friday 14th September, 20:00
Idiot King Presents: Delta Sleep, Tangled Hair, Junk Whale
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 14th September, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Idiot King.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Thursday 20th September, 21:00
The Pete Fryer Band: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 20th September, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Thursday 4th October, 21:00
The Mighty Redox: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 4th October, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 5th October, 20:00
Klub Kakofanney's 27th Birthday Party.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 5th October, 20:00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+, bring ID if required.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Thursday 18th October, 21:00
The Pete Fryer Band: . A free gig in the downstairs bar
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Thursday 18th October, 21:00.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
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
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 3rd November, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Saturday 3rd November, 20:00
Divine Schism Presents: Hater
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 3rd November, 20:00.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
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+.

We try our best to compile accurate listings but OxfordMusic.XYZ is not the organiser of these events and there may be late changes to times, line-ups, etc, that we are not aware of. If in doubt, please ask the promoter. Where we show a link to purchase tickets in advance, these are tickets sold by WeGotTickets on behalf of the organiser, and the price we show includes any booking fees.

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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