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.

Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

We’re delighted to announce our winter show, Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party by the award-winning Filskit Theatre (Breaking the Ice), is available for schools to book now.

This enchanting show is inspired by the extraordinary world events we’ve all experienced and reflects on how far we’ve come since 2020. Created for Key Stage 1, it’s a celebration of the here and now – using physical comedy, original music, magical lights and puppetry.

A school activity pack is available to accompany the show and workshops in school can be arranged on demand.

If you are interested in booking please contact dutymanager@pegasustheatre.org.uk or call 01865 812 150.

Moving with the Times

Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre are delighted to announce applications are now open for the Moving with The Times commission for 2022.

Three dance artists/companies will be commissioned to present and showcase work as part of the Dancin’ Oxford 2022 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.

We are currently creating a digital production of our longest running show: Under My Skin by Ali Taylor for Years 8-9. Commissioned annually by Oxfordshire County Council, it provides vital information about self-harm and mental heath issues, including signposting to local support services.

If you are interested in our online schools tour of Under My Skin 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 aged 13+ 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 aged 13+ 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 9th Sept – 25th Nov. For this term the Technical Academy will be running at Pegasus Theatre and the Performance Academy will be running at Magdalen College School. The following term will be entirely based at Pegasus from 13 Jan working towards a performance in March.

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

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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…

Morgan & West: Fantastic Family Magic Spectacular

Morgan & West: Fantastic Family Magic Spectacular

Returning to Pegasus once more, time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are back with a show full of fabulous family friendly fun, frantic frolics and fantastic facial furniture! For ages 5+

Saturday 25 September 2021

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Wild Boor Ideas: The Treetop Restaurant

Wild Boor Ideas: The Treetop Restaurant

Yum yum! Come and visit The Treetop Restaurant with Pegasus family favourite Wild Boor Ideas, and see what tasty treats Emma is serving up to all the local animals! Ages 3+

Saturday 2 October 2021

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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 9 October 2021

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John Hinton: Ensonglopedia of the Human

John Hinton: Ensonglopedia of the Human

Award-winning science-singer-songwriter John Hinton is coming to Pegasus to answer the question: what does it mean to be human? A science-themed comedy song show. For ages 7+

Saturday 16 October 2021

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