Definition of the Sheldonian Theatre from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Sheldonian Theatre

 
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a large theatre that is part of Oxford University. It was designed by Christopher Wren and built in 1663. Graduates of the university are given their degrees there. It is also used for other university ceremonies and for concerts (not plays).