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.

ROAR

ROAR a group of creative organisations from Oxfordshire who curate an inclusive arts festival every year aimed at young people. 

We want to see a more inclusive and accessible Oxfordshire for Disabled people. We believe creativity is for everyone and that access matters and Oxford has a way to go still.

This year’s Festival takes place online and around Oxford from 25-31 October. Partners have contributed their own events and resources to make it happen.

Pegasus are pleased to support ROAR activity and to be a part of making arts organisations and activities in Oxford more inclusive and accessible.

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.

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.

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 (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.

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…

Filskit Theatre: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

Filskit Theatre: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

Margot's Magical Winter Wonder Party is a party like no other. Last year we teamed up with the award-winning Filskit Theatre (Breaking the Ice) and created a film of Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party to bring joy to families when we couldn't open our doors. And now we're delighted to invite you to come see the live show in person! For ages 4+

Saturday 11 December 2021

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Relaxed Performance – Filskit Theatre: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

Relaxed Performance – Filskit Theatre: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

This 11am show has quieter music and more house lights than our other shows. All showings of Margot's Magical Winter Wonder Party are relaxed in nature. This enchanting show is a celebration of the here and now – using physical comedy, original music, magical lights and puppetry! For ages 4+

Sunday 19 December 2021

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Drama 5-8 Spring Term

Drama 5-8 Spring Term

From 11 January, join Drama 5-8 every Tuesday from 4 - 5:00pm. Meet new people, learn performance and storytelling skills and help devise a brand new piece of drama in this exciting weekly course. Find out what it’s like to be part of a theatre ensemble, working together to bring imagined worlds to life on the Pegasus stage.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Drama 8-11 Spring Term

Drama 8-11 Spring Term

From 11 January, join Drama 8-11 every Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Meet new people, learn performance and storytelling skills and help devise a brand new piece of drama in this exciting weekly course. Find out what it’s like to be part of a theatre ensemble, working together to bring imagined worlds to life on the Pegasus stage.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

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