Our community

At Pegasus, we are committed to contributing to and working with our local community. We run a range of projects, from supporting young local artists, to working with vulnerable young people and touring productions at local schools.

Sustainability

Pegasus recognises the urgency of responding to the global challenge of climate change and its social justice implications and is fully committed to embedding sustainable practices across the organisation to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment with the ambition of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 or sooner.

We pledge to work collaboratively with other arts organisations and artists locally and nationally to take steps towards a more sustainable future for the sector, and engage and support our staff, partners, audiences, participants and communities to inspire wider change and action for a greener future.

We are proud to be a part of the Green Arts Oxfordshire Network and to support its Green Arts Charter

We look forward to sharing our actions for a greener Pegasus, from more sustainable productions using The Theatre Green Book’s guidelines to supporting our young participants to engage with environmental issues and be actively involved in working with us to find creative solutions.

We’d love to hear what our audiences think so if you have any comments or ideas on Pegasus’ green journey, please do get in touch with our Artistic Director Georgia Bradley on director@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

Moving with the Times

Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre every year present our Moving with The Times showcase.

Three dance artists/companies will be commissioned to present and showcase work as part of the Dancin’ Oxford 2024 Spring Dance Festival at Pegasus Theatre.

Each selected company or artist will receive a guaranteed £1,000 commission fee to create the work.

The commission also includes technical support, marketing and promotion provided by Pegasus and Dancin’ Oxford.

SPARK supported artist programme

Pegasus is committed to supporting creative works with, for, and by young people. We do this through the SPARK supported artist programme.

Over the course of a year, we provide artists and companies bespoke support to grow new ideas across a range of creative disciplines.

How we support artists:

  • Rehearsal space
  • Fundraising & marketing support
  • Artist development sessions
  • Performance and programming opportunities

The deadline for SPARK applications has now passed. We will be keeping the website updated with further updates.

Schools touring shows

Pegasus believes that theatre is an essential tool for the safe learning and development of young people. We produce high quality shows for schools touring based on relevant topics and issues that are hard to talk about. We work with local authorities and services to provide essential support for young people, parents, and teachers.

Our past and longest running show was Under My Skin by Ali Taylor for Years 8-9. Commissioned annually by Oxfordshire County Council, it provided vital information about self-harm and mental heath issues, including signposting to local support services.

If you are interested in any of of future schools touring shows, please contact director@pegasustheatre.org.uk.  

Pegasus Youth Board

Are you a young person aged 13-25? Would you like to have a say in the way Pegasus is run? Young people are the life-force of Pegasus. We are recruiting new members to our Youth Board to help plan and shape the future of the theatre. 

Make a difference to the life of Pegasus and young people in Oxford and beyond.

MCS Academies

The MCS Performance Academy and MCS Technical Academy are returning with their unique and challenging programme. There are a limited number of free places available for young people not attending Magdalen College School.

The Performance Academy is led by MCS’s resident director and producer. It’s an opportunity for students in Years 9-11 to learn key theatre-making skills from industry professionals, developing their personal stagecraft as they work towards a final production at Pegasus.

The Technical Academy is led by Christie Phillips and Dan Parry of Contained Creatives. This is an opportunity for students in Years 9-11 to learn the essentials of lighting, sound and set design from industry professionals, developing their technical and stage management skills.

The Technical Academy will piece together aspects of the design and set production for the Performance Academy’s final production, with both groups working towards a bronze or silver Arts Award.

Extensive experience is not necessary, but we’re looking for young people who are serious about developing their theatre-making skill. You must be fully committed to being a member of the Academy and attending all sessions, rehearsals and performances.

These places are funded by Magdalen College School. 

MCS Academies will be running on Thursdays, 4.15 – 6.15pm, from 14 Sept – 30 Nov (no sessions on Thurs 19 and 26 Oct due to MCS half term). The sessions will take place at Pegasus Theatre. Weekly sessions resume in 2024 from Thursday 11 Jan – 28 Mar.

For further information, please email participation@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

Take a look at their eight-part radio play When We Meet Again here

 

Referral projects

We run a range of classes at Pegasus which are tailored towards vulnerable young people and their needs. This includes Remix, for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, Looking Forward, for vulnerable young women and Acting Out for children in Years 5 and 6 experiencing challenging circumstances at home or school.

To find out more about these classes, please see our classes page or email participation@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

Work experience

We partner with Oxfordshire schools to offer group work experience placements throughout the year at Pegasus.

Work experience weeks at Pegasus are an opportunity to gain an insight into the various roles required to run a theatre venue.

Each student will gain a high quality experience throughout the week and will contribute to the work in our theatre. You will spend time working on projects across marketing, HR, finance, fundraising, creative learning and front of house. We expect all the young people we host to be flexible, adaptable, have initiative and a real passion for careers in a theatre.

If you are a school who would like to arrange work experience at Pegasus please email participation@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

Unfortunately, we are unable to host young people on an individual basis at present, but if you’re interested in other ways to get involved at Pegasus please get in touch via the email address above.

Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance

We are playing a part in the radical change of Oxford’s cultural sector. As a member of the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance, we are making a commitment to bring more people from the Global Majority into our organisation as creators, participants and leaders.

The Manifesto we have signed means we will listen, learn, review our practice and take action to transform and become welcoming, inclusive and representative of the Global Majority.

Safe Places

Pegasus is proud to be a part of the Safe Places National Network.

A Safe Place offers help if someone is anxious, scared or at risk while they are out and about and need support.

The safe places scheme supports people to remain safe and independent in the community. Anyone who feels vulnerable or distressed can easily identify a safe place by the recognisable logo, and seek safety and assistance within.

Users of the scheme can be of any age – Young or elderly, they may have dementia, a learning disability, autism or mental health needs. They may simply be vulnerable at that moment in time – The scheme is for everyone.

Coming up at Pegasus…

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          The Lightbulb Princess

    The Lightbulb Princess

    December 10, 2023

    Starts at: 14:00

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  • 
          Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    December 21, 2023

    Starts at: 18:00

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          Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    December 22, 2023

    Starts at: 11:00

    Book now
  • 
          Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show

    December 22, 2023

    Starts at: 14:00

    Book now

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