Holywell Music Room

The Holywell Music Room is the city of Oxford's chamber music hall, situated in Holywell Street in the city centre, attached to Wadham College. It is said to be the oldest, purpose built music room in Europe, and hence England's first concert hall.

It was built in 1748, designed by Dr Thomas Camplin, the vice-principal of St Edmund Hall. Many musicians, including Haydn, have performed classical music here. The auditorium includes an organ and U-shaped raked seating.

The building was Grade II* listed in 1954.


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