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.


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 (see below). 

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 Sustainability Champion, Jo Osborne (Development Director) on development@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 2023 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

Applications for SPARK are currently closed until further notice.

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 producer@pegasustheatre.org.uk.  

Pegasus Youth Board

Are you a young person aged between 11 and 25? Would you like to have a say in the way Pegasus is run? Young people are the life-force of Pegasus. We will soon be recruiting new members to our Youth Board to help plan and shape the future of the theatre. Watch this space for more information about how you can apply.

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

Register your interest by emailing participation@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

 MCS Academies

The MCS Performance Academy and MCS Technical Academy are returning with their unique and challenging programme. There are a limited number of 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 subsidised by Magdalen College School. 

MCS Academies will be running on Thursdays 4.15 – 6.15pm from 8 Sept – 24 Nov (no sessions on 27 Oct or 3 Nov due to half term). The sessions will take place at Pegasus Theatre.

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

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 our applicants to be flexible, adaptable, have initiative and a real passion for careers in a theatre.

Our work experience programme is currently suspended.

For any queries, please email participation@pegasustheatre.org.uk.

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.

Coming up at Pegasus…

Moon on a Stick: Baby Bear

Moon on a Stick: Baby Bear

Join us for Moon on a Stick theatre's first visit to Pegasus with Baby Bear and explore nature and wildlife in this uplifting, beautiful and comical theatre production. Ages 0-18 months

Saturday 3 September 2022

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Body Politic: theDECADE

Body Politic: theDECADE

To celebrate 10 years of movement, our company-in-residence Body Politic are excited to present theDECADE. This is a hip hop dance showcase event. Join Body Politic as they dive back into the archives and present an evening of dynamic dance and toe tapping tunes. For ages 11+

Saturday 10 September 2022

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OftheJackel: SPLAT!

OftheJackel: SPLAT!

Splat is a physical comedy all about art and creativity for ages 3-6 from OftheJackel theatre company.  It's all about collaboration, play, dedication, spontaneity and letting go.  The show features no language and is accessible for deaf audiences.

Saturday 17 September 2022

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome. Ages 6+

Saturday 24 September 2022

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