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.

Dates for your diary

Friday 25th October @ 7:45pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 25th October @ 7:45pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Cover Me.
Saturday 26th October @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsEdward Fox, Civil Villains, Pandapopalypse
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 26th October @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Sunday 27th October @ 3:30pm
Adam and Elvis, Franklins Tower, Jesters, Emma Hunter
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Sunday 27th October @ 3:30pm.
DOOR PRICE: Free.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Sunday 27th October @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMelt-Banana, Scrap Brain, Unman
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Sunday 27th October @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Friday 1st November @ 7:45pm
Brite Spires, The Scott Gordon Band, Richie Stix and the Brain People
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 1st November @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Friday 15th November @ 8pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Easter Island Statues, The Black Hats, The August List
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 15th November @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £4.35 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Daisy Rodgers Music.
Saturday 16th November @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Overload, Restructure
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 16th November @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Oxford City Festival.
Tuesday 19th November @ 7:30pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 19th November @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Oxford City Festival.
Wednesday 20th November @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Saturn Farmhouse, Bordems In The Bathroom, Bluebyrd Band
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 20th November @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Oxford City Festival.
Friday 22nd November @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsOctavia Freud, Mojave, Means Of Production
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 22nd November @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 30th November @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMaster Of None, Stealing Signs, Spill The River
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 30th November @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 4th December @ 7:30pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 4th December @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £9.35 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Tuesday 10th December @ 7:30pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 10th December @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.

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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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