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 21st June @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGlueman, Get Loose
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 21st June @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 22nd June @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsFlintlock Rifles
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 22nd June @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 28th June @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsSmash Falcon, Grub, Grudgwood
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 28th June @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £7.70 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
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+.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 5th July @ 8pm
Peerless Pirates, Mobius, Charms Against The Evil Eye
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 5th July @ 8pm.
DOOR PRICE: £6, pay at the door.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Klub Kakofanney.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Saturday 6th July @ 8pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 6th July @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £8.80 from Gigantic.
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.
Saturday 13th July @ 8pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsJulia Meijer, After The Thought
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 13th July @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Friday 19th July @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGhum, Lucy Leave, Aufbau Principle, Pet Semetary
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Friday 19th July @ 7:30pm.
DOOR PRICE: £6.00.
ADV TICKETS: £5.50 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Shred or Die.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
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
Saturday 27th July @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsCarthorse, Enjoyable Listens, Dandelions
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 27th July @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Saturday 31st August @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGlueman, Touchy Coma, My Crooked Teeth
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Saturday 31st August @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £3.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Wednesday 9th October @ 7:30pm
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WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Wednesday 9th October @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £8.25 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £8.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Tuesday 15th October @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsDumb
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Tuesday 15th October @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £6.60 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.
Sunday 27th October @ 8:15pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsMelt-Banana
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf.
WHEN: Sunday 27th October @ 8:15pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.85 from WeGotTickets.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
PROMOTER: Divine Schism.

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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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