The University Church is one of the finest concerts venues in Oxford, offering a stunning setting, resonant acoustics, and central location. We host a variety of choral, orchestral and other concerts throughout the year, featuring Oxford's finest instrumentalists, international ensembles, and up and coming student musicians.

The Church offers a stunning setting, resonant acoustics and a central location. We host a variety of choral, orchestral and other concerts throughout the year, featuring Oxford's finest instrumentalists, international ensembles, and up and coming student musicians. We aim to provide a friendly and professional welcome to ensembles and audiences. The church houses a fine Blüthner grand piano, suitable for professional performances, set on a wheeled platform, as well as a renowned Metzler organ. The church has a capacity of just over 400 but we offer different rates for large concerts and small chamber concerts. 

We can offer:

  • A team of professional stewards
  • Green rooms
  • Box office facilities
  • Audio-visual facilities
  • A licensed bar (with sufficient notice)
  • Accessible facilities in the nave
  • Rehearsal time on the day of the performance

If you are a concert organiser, we are delighted that you are interested in holding an event at St Mary’s. Please contact our Administrator for further information: events@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 279110.

The Church can also be booked for plays, lectures and conferences.