Support us

Pegasus is a registered charity and your support helps us to offer outstanding creative experiences for young people from all backgrounds, nurture exciting new talent and remain inclusive, accessible and affordable for all.

“Pegasus Theatre is a vital organ for the people of East Oxford, feeding new blood into the system by giving young people space, opportunity, shelter, nurture and growth. To breathe new life into our post-Covid future, it is not just money we need.  It is hope. Pegasus, and all small theatres, arts centres, youth clubs and more, all over the country, give wings to hope:  a voice to speak of hope; skills, confidence, language and ability to make hope.  We must now back these places, take care of them, build them up again. For our children’s sake. For all our futures.” 

Simon McBurney, Artistic Director, Complicité & Pegasus Patron

Make a difference

Creativity is vital for thriving, resilient communities and every year Pegasus provides the inspiration and support for hundreds of young people on their own creative journeys. 

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, our box office income was wiped out, some avenues of funding have been closed to us and fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled. 

As a registered charity, the support of our audiences and friends is crucial to our success, now more than ever.  If you’ve enjoyed shows, seen your child thrive with us, watched our recent online content or remember your own days at Pegasus, then please consider making a donation today if you are in a position to do so.  

Thank you!


Donations of any size make a real difference and help to support all areas of our work including:

  • Pegasus’ flagship Young Companies offering outstanding creative experiences in a professional theatre
  • supported places and enablers to ensure that all young people are able to participate at Pegasus
  • our referral only projects for young people facing barriers to accessing the arts
  • Catalyst, our long-standing group for over 18s with physical and learning disabilities
  • Remix, our arts-based group for young refugees, asylum seeker and migrants
  • our work with schools across Oxfordshire 
  • the SPARK Supported Artists Programme for emerging artists

To make a donation, please click the button below.

If you would like to make a monthly, quarterly or annual donation by Standing Order, please contact Jo Osborne on 01865 812 173 or

Please remember to Gift Aid your donation if you can so Pegasus can claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue for every £1 that you give.

Thank you!

London Marathon 2020

It’s been a long journey for Pegasus’ London Marathon runner David Shorten.  After months of training, on Sunday 26 April, the day the London Marathon should have taken place, he completed a socially-distanced marathon in 134 laps of his garden…an incredible achievement!  You can read David’s report of his run here.  

David has now deferred his place to October 2021 and hopes that he will finally get to run the London Marathon in London!

David’s fundraising page can be found here.


Run, jump, bake for Pegasus

If you are thinking of doing any sort of sponsored or fundraising event, whether it’s taking on a triathlon, jumping out of a plane or holding a cake sale, please consider doing it for Pegasus. We can help you with your fundraising every step of the way.

Donate when you book your tickets

Next time you book your tickets online, please consider adding a small contribution. All those £2 donations add up, especially with Gift Aid.

Contactless donation box

Look out for our shiny new donation box on the Box Office counter. Simply tap your card to give £3, £10 or £20.

Leave Pegasus a gift in your will

Making a gift of any size in your will helps to ensure that Pegasus will continue to thrive for future generations. Please talk to your solicitor for advice or let us know if you would like one of our information packs.


For more information on supporting Pegasus, please contact Jo Osborne, Development Director on 01865 812 173 or

Corporate partnerships

Pegasus has been providing creative opportunities for generations of young people from all backgrounds for over 50 years.  Oxfordshire businesses can play a part in ensuring we continue to inspire the change makers of the future by supporting our work through a bespoke partnership which can offer marketing and PR opportunities, raise your profile and fulfil Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.

To find out more about how we can work with your business, please contact Jo Osborne, Development Director on 01865 812 173 or

Trusts and foundations

Charitable trusts, foundations and other grant-giving organisations provide vital support to Pegasus.  In addition to the annual grants we receive from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation and Oxford City Council, we are grateful to a number of funders who support both core costs and specific projects.

These include grants towards Looking Forward for vulnerable young women, Acting Out for 9-11 year-olds with challenging life circumstances, Catalyst for over 18s living with physical and learning disabilities, Remix for young refugees and newly arrived migrants, True Colours for young LGBTQ+ young people and our recent schools touring production, Corrosive.  

For more information on supporting Pegasus, please contact Jo Osborne, Development Director on 01865 812 173 or

Our supporters

Pegasus is very grateful for the support of its core funders and all those who have recently supported our work:

  • All Souls College
  • The Ammco Trust
  • The Arts Society Oxford
  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • Bartlett Taylor Charitable Trust
  • Carter Jonas
  • The Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust
  • Clare Borg-Cook Photography
  • Doris Field Charitable Trust
  • Jesus College
  • The Magdalen College Trust
  • Pharsalia Charitable Trust
  • The Queen’s College
  • The Renewable Energy Co-operative
  • Robert and Margaret Moss Charitable Trust
  • The Roundton Trust
  • Souldern Trust
  • St John’s College
  • St Michael’s and All Saints’ Charities
  • Unity Theatre Trust
  • University of Oxford Community Fund
  • Worcester College
Core funders

Coming up at Pegasus…

16-25 Company: Elysium

16-25 Company: Elysium

Online show. Thank you for choosing Elysium - the perfect choice for your afterlife reform.  Elysium is a live-streamed digital theatre encounter brought to you by Pegasus Young Company 16-25. Directed by Emma Webb and designed by Rachael Twyford, this show is designed to use modern streaming technology to create a new theatrical experience.

Friday 4 December 2020

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Filskit: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

Filskit: Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party

Online show. Margot’s Magical Winter Wonder Party is a brand-new, virtual performance for young families. Created and performed by the award-winning Filskit Theatre, who brought Breaking the Ice to Pegasus last year, this enchanting show is inspired by the extraordinary events of 2020. It’s a celebration of the here and now – bringing the winter party to your homes.

Saturday 19 December 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 Complicité, and local director Emma Webb, working towards a performance in December 2021.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

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Street Dance Juniors 8-11 Spring Term

Street Dance Juniors 8-11 Spring Term

From 13 January, join Street Dance Juniors 8-11 every Wednesday 4 - 5:30pm. Are you bursting with energy? Do you love to dance? Come and join this high-energy street dance course to learn new moves, try out your own choreography and make friends. You will work together to create a short performance to show to family and friends at the end of term. These courses are open to all levels of experience.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

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