Prices & booking

Old Bodleian Library

Divinity School

120 seated
200 standing


minimum 3 hrs hire
(6hrs on Saturdays)

£550 per hour + VAT
includes Divinity School,
Convocation House &
Chancellor’s Court
Convocation House and Chancellor's Court

100 seated
on fixed benches
100 standing

30 dining

minimum 3 hours hire
£450 per hour + VAT
Guided tour to Duke Humfrey's Library
20 guests per tour (lasting 20 minutes)


Only available with Divinity School Hire

£100 per tour + VAT

 Weston Library


Blackwell Hall
250 seated
450 standing

5pm–- 1am 
minimum 3 hours hire
(6 hours on Saturdays)

£650 per hour + VAT
Lecture Theatre117 seated
Fixed tiered seats




Evening from 5pm 

Only available with Blackwell Hall hire

£100 per hour + VAT

£200 per hour + VAT

Roof terrace

100 standing

Weekdays 7pm-11pm

Weekends 4pm-11pm

Sundays 11am-3pm

£500 per hour + VAT

Or if hired with Blackwell Hall
£300 per hour + VAT

Exhibition galleries
(evenings only)
60 standing
in each gallery
5–pm -10pm
Only available with Blackwell Hall hire

£150 per hour + VAT
for each gallery

Prices valid until December 2017. Please note fees will apply to any set up and take down time as required.

Please see our full information pack for further information on prices, terms, catering and prices.

The fees above exclude the cost of catering, furniture hire, flowers, music photography and all other supplies. For guidance, some of our recommended caterers might charge about £60 plus VAT per person, for a three course dinner, furniture hire, and the service of drinks provided by the client. We do not charge corkage. These prices are indicative only and subject to change.

How to Pay

We accept payment by card, cheque or cash. If paying by card, please do not send your card details by email. Cheques made payable to 'The Bodleian Library'. Hire fees apply to set-up and clear-up times as well as to the period of the event itself. 

To find out about availability on the date(s) of your choice, or to obtain booking documentation, contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)1865 277224
+44 (0)1865 277218

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