Tickets

All tickets to visit Christ Church must be booked in advance online.

You can book a maximum of 11 tickets per order. If you would like to bring more than 11 people to Christ Church please contact our Groups Coordinator who will be able to provide you with the latest information regarding group visits.

Tickets will be released on a weekly basis as follows:

Visit Date Ticket Release Date Known Closures (see booking system for timeslots affected)
Monday 23 May - Sunday 29 May Available now Sunday 29 - Hall closed. 
Monday 30 May - Sunday 5 June Friday 27 May at c.9.00 Saturday 4 - Cathedral closed in afternoon.
Monday 6 June - Sunday 12 June Friday 3 June at c.9.00

Saturday 11 - Cathedral closed in afternoon.

Sunday 12 - Closed all day

Monday 13 June - Sunday 19 June Friday 10 June at c.9.00

Wednesday 15 -  Closed all day
Thursday 16 - Closed all day
Friday 17  - Closed all day
Saturday 18 - Closed all day
Sunday 19 - Closed all day

Monday 20 June - Sunday 26 June Friday 17 June at c.9.00

Friday 24 - Hall viewable from the door only all day
Sunday 26 - Cathedral closed 

Monday 27 June - Sunday 3 July Friday 24 June at c.9.00

Tuesday 28 - Closed all day
Wednesday 29 - Closed all day 
Thursday 30 - Closed all day
Saturday 2 July - Cathedral closed all day and restricted access

 

Please note that we normally close to visitors at 17.00 so if you are purchasing a ticket for 15.45 you will have a maximum of 1 hour 15 mins to spend on site.

Ticket Prices

Button to book tickets online

 

 

Adult: £16

Concession: £15*

Family: £50

Child (under 5yrs): Free of charge

See the end of this page for further details and a full list of ticket types. 

* Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Special Offers:

Combination Ticket - Multimedia Guide Tour and Entry to Christ Church Picture Gallery

Book a multimedia guide tour and receive a 50% discount on a full price Picture Gallery ticket (offer automatically applied when tickets added to basket).

 

What's included in the Multimedia Guide Tour?

Your ticket includes access to the main Christ Church site, with the opportunity to see parts of one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford, and the Cathedral of Oxford. Every ticket also comes with a multimedia guide. The Picture Gallery is not included in your multimedia guide ticket but a separate ticket can be booked online for a small addition charge. Please note the Picture Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please note that Christ Church is a working institution, and some areas may be closed at the time of your visit. Known closures of the Hall or Cathedral will be clearly indicated against the relevant timeslots on the booking system. Please select your timeslot carefully. We normally close at 17.00. If you book the 15.45 entry time please note you will be required to exit by 17.00. If you would like to visit for longer please book an earlier timeslot.

A series of images showing a multimedia guide, the Hall Stairs, Great Hall, Cloister, Cathedral, and Tom Quad.

Multimedia Guides

Our state-of-the-art multimedia guides are mandatory for every visitor, and are included in the price of admission.

Multimedia Guides

  • Available in 12 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Czech, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Korean
  • High-resolution touch screens filled with interactive content
  • Behind-the-scenes videos of areas not open to the public
  • Interviews with staff, students, and academics
  • Archive material illustrating over 1000 years of history
  • Digital 3D model of Christ Church showing its architectural development over the centuries

Family Multimedia Guide

  • An Alice in Wonderland-themed adventure for all the family
  • Fun activities and interactive games
  • Available in English

British Sign Language Multimedia Guide

  • All the content from our multimedia guide, overlaid with footage of BSL interpreters
  • Additional captions in English

Tickets - concertina

Adult Ticket

18 - 59 years

Concession Ticket

Senior 60+

Student 18+ with valid student ID

Child 5 - 17 years (must be accompanied by an adult 18+)

Family Ticket

1 adult and 3 children

or

2 adults and 2 children

Children under 5 years

There is no charge for children under 5 years but a ticket must be booked online to ensure we do not exceed our capacity.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

Carer Ticket

The necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor may book a free carer ticket online. The normal admission fee applies to the disabled visitor.

Groups

Our priority remains protecting the health and safety of our visitors and all members of the Christ Church community. We continue to have a number of safety measures in place for visiting Christ Church and are pleased to be able to welcome back a small number of groups on a trial basis. Please note we are currently only accepting booking enquiries for group visits between February 2022 and June 2022. If you would like to book more than 11 tickets for a visit during this time please read our 'Groups' section on the website for full details and information on how to submit a booking request.

Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student you may want to explore the pages within the Undergraduate Admissions section of this site.

To see how our undergraduates find life at Christ Church, from accommodation, to food, equal opportunities, or financial support, read our student-written Christ Church alternative prospectus.

You can also find information in the University of Oxford’s general undergraduate admissions prospectus,.

At this time, prospective students are kindly asked to contact the Access & Schools Liaison Officer for information regarding visiting Christ Church.

Christ Church Alumni

At this time, Christ Church alumni are kindly asked to contact the Development Office for details on how to arrange their visit back to the House.

University of Oxford Alumni Card Holders

Free entry for Oxford University Alumni card holders and two guests per day during visitor opening hours. Please show your Oxford University Alumni card to the Custodian at the gate during visitor opening times in order to visit. A multimedia guide ticket will need to be purchased for any additional guests. 

University of Oxford Card Holders

Free entry for Oxford University card holders and two guests per day during visitor opening hours upon. Please show your Oxford University card to the Custodian at the gate during visitor opening times in order to visit. A multimedia guide ticket will need to be purchased for any additional guests.

Oxford Residents (OX1-4)

At this stage we have had to suspend free entry for Oxford residents (OX1-4). Please revisit this page in May for updated information.
 

Parishioner Pass

Member of the Church of England who live in the Diocese of Oxford (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) are welcome to come to their Cathedral to pray whenever they wish. Parishoners may apply for a free Parishioner Pass which allows them entry through Tom Gate.

The Parishioner Pass lets you enter the Cathedral to pray and look around the building. If you would like to visit the College or the Great Hall you will need to buy a ticket. Adults need a pass each. Under 18s will be admitted if they are accompanying a passholder.

To apply for the pass please visit  Parishioner Pass.

Of course, everyone is welcome to come to the Cathedral for worship and details of our Cathedral Services can be found by clicking here.

Blue and Green Badge Guides

At this stage we have had to suspend free entry for Blue and Green Badge guides while we carefully manage the number of people on site. Please note that guiding is also not permitted at present.