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

Saturday 20th April @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMaster Of None, Hoax Parade, Roves, Caol'a McMahon
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 20th April @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
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Tuesday 23rd April @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsLittle Thief, Get Loose, Screamin' Irene, Laima Bite
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 23rd April @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Wednesday 24th April @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsShaven Primates, Carthorse, Five Fathoms Deep, Rich Rainford
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 24th April @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 26th April @ 7:45pm
Bloodstock Metal To The Masses: The Crushing, Edenfalls, Sleeper, Broken Empire
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 26th April @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £7.00.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Two Face Promotions.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 27th April @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGappy Tooth: Mobius, Deathly Pale Party, Knobblehead. This is Gappy Tooth's 200th gig
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 27th April @ 8:15pm.
DOOR PRICE: £4.50.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 3rd May @ 7:30pm
Klub Kakofanney: The Shapes, Grudgewood, Full Circle Blue
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 3rd May @ 7:30pm.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
RESTRICTIONS: Strictly 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
Wednesday 8th May @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsSmash Falcon
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 8th May @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 10th May @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsFirst Reserves, The Relationships, Cuban Dukes
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 10th May @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Tuesday 14th May @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsSay Sue Me
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 14th May @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Wednesday 15th May @ 8pm
Msry, Last Hounds, Centuries
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 15th May @ 8pm.
DOOR PRICE: £5.00.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 25th May @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGappy Tooth's 17th Birthday Gig: Born Ideal, Piqued Jacks, The Factory Lights
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 25th May @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Tuesday 28th May @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsAli Horn
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 28th May @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 31st May @ 8pm
Buy tickets from GiganticYoung Knives: . SOLD OUT
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 31st May @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 1st June @ 7pm
Dantevilles, CaveGirl, 31 Hours
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 1st June @ 7pm.
DOOR PRICE: £5.00.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 29th June @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsStarbelly, Peter Cat, Emma Hunter
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 29th June @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 12th July @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Catenary Wires
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 12th July @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Friday 26th July @ 7:45pm
Rabidfest Showcase: Silk Road, Dream Troll, Cindermist, Hymn to Apollo
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 26th July @ 7:45pm.
DOOR PRICE: £5.00.
PROMOTER: Two Face Promotions.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Wednesday 31st July @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsA Birthday For Donna: Snowwhite, Strike One, Jesters, Donna Buttler
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 31st July @ 7:30pm.
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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