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

Wednesday 22/01/2020 @ 7:45pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Heat 2: Lake Acacia, Sandbridge, LJ Phoenix
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 22/01/2020 @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 24/01/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGrand Palace Scam, Beard of Destiny, Daniel Ma'ani
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 24/01/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 25/01/2020 @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsJackdaw With Crowbar, Moth Drop, Bruno Muerte
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 25/01/2020 @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 31/01/2020 @ 7:45pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Heat 3: Omega Initiative, A nightmare upon us, Sleeper
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 31/01/2020 @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 01/02/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticPeaness, The Other Dramas
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 01/02/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
Saturday 08/02/2020 @ 7:45pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Heat 4: Weaponry, Piramus, Xyloc
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 08/02/2020 @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 14/02/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGet Loose, Mogmatic, Bone Machine, Mila Todd
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 14/02/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 19/02/2020 @ 7:45pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Heat 5: Doomtrodon, Burned For Heresey, Armiea
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 19/02/2020 @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 21/02/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Pink Diamond Revue Starbelly
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 21/02/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 28/02/2020 @ 7:45pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Heat 6: Denial Of Humanity, Bring The Onslaught
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 28/02/2020 @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 29/02/2020 @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBrite Spires, Hoax Parade, The Valiant Efforts
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 29/02/2020 @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 06/06/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMetal To The Masses Final: Red Method
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 06/06/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Bloodstock.

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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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