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.

Moving with the Times

Celebrating its’ 10th Anniversary, Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre are delighted to announce the Moving with The Times commission for 2021.

Three dance artists/companies will be commissioned to present and showcase work as part of the Dancin’ Oxford 2021 Spring Dance Festival at Pegasus Theatre on 5 & 6 March 2021.

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 (including specific print produced for the show). Pegasus may be able to offer some free daytime studio rehearsal space (if available) leading up to and during the production week which this year will be week commencing 1 March.

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 longest running show is Under My Skin by Ali Taylor. Commissioned annually by Oxfordshire County Council, it provides vital information about self-harm and mental heath issues, including signposting to local support services.

Find out more about schools touring opportunities by emailing 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 Event Production Services. 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. 

Dates of the next MCS Academy are to be confirmed.

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, True Colours, aimed at LGBTQ+ young people, 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.

Available weeks:

Week Commencing 5 October 2020

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

Coming up at Pegasus…

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

Online show. The Red Shed is part of Mark’s theatrical trilogy, following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returned to ...

Thursday 24 September 2020

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Moulded Theatre: Swish Online

Moulded Theatre: Swish Online

An online pre-show workshop and show. Swish, swoosh, splosh! Featuring puppetry, Makaton and plenty of audience interaction, Swish ...

Thursday 1 October 2020

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David Shorten: Virgin Money London Marathon Fundraising

David Shorten: Virgin Money London Marathon Fundraising

Our intrepid marathon runner, David Shorten, will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon – Your Way on Sunday ...

Sunday 4 October 2020

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Pegasus Young Company 16-25 Jan 2021

Pegasus Young Company 16-25 Jan 2021

Join our Pegasus 16-25 Young Company to embark on an exciting collaborative journey with renowned international touring theatre company

Wednesday 13 January 2021

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