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. 

As a registered charity, the support of our audiences and friends is crucial to our success, now more than ever as we face another challenging year.  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 join our new Pegasus Friends scheme by making a monthly, quarterly or annual donation by Standing Order (minimum donation £5/month), please see below.

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!

Pegasus Friends

We are delighted to be launching Pegasus Friends.  Will you join us? 

The support of our Friends will help us ensure that we are here for our participants and audiences (in person or online) no matter what the future holds, offering excellent creative experiences and in-depth support for children and young people from diverse backgrounds across Oxfordshire.  

Pegasus Friends runs on a pay what you can basis.  Simply let us know how much you’d like to donate each month/quarter/year (minimum £5/month) and we’ll send you details of how to join.  You’ll be able to Gift Aid your donations so Pegasus can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.  Each year (once it is safe to do so) we’ll invite you to a Friends event at Pegasus so you can see for yourselves the difference you are making.

To join or find out more, please contact Jo Osborne on 01865 812 173 or


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, bike for Pegasus

If you’ve got completing a challenge on your post-lockdown to do list, why not consider joining an event and raising money to support Pegasus?  There are plenty of challenge events currently open for registration in 2021.  Whether it’s running a 10K, hiking the Jurassic Coast, taking on the Blenheim Palace Triathlon or covering the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats in a virtual challenge, we can give you lots of support and fundraising help. 

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
  • Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund at the University of Oxford
  • 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
  • Robin Swailes Design & Development
  • 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…

Play the World: Story Time

Play the World: Story Time

Play the World is back in the building! Join Emma Boor and a host of puppet friends in creative, immersive play exploring a different story each week! Each session is packed with fun and engaging ways for you and your little one to play imaginatively and creatively with simple, everyday objects.

Friday 25 June 2021

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Dancin’ Oxford: Moving with the Times

Dancin’ Oxford: Moving with the Times

We’re collaborating with Dancin’ Oxford once again to bring you a stunning line-up of dance to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Moving with the Times. Every year, this showcase features three exciting dance companies offering new work that is often explosive, moving, and thought-provoking. For ages 12+

Friday 2 July 2021

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Clown Funeral: A Pattern of Bad Behaviour

Clown Funeral: A Pattern of Bad Behaviour

We're so excited to welcome back former Pegasus SPARK Artists Clown Funeral with A Pattern of Bad Behaviour: a comic thriller for young adults. Think Fight Club meets The Office. For ages 14+

Saturday 4 September 2021

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Pegasus Young Company 11-15 Sept 2021

Pegasus Young Company 11-15 Sept 2021

From 8 September, join our Young Company 11-15 every Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00pm. Are you ready to take your performance skills to the next level? Join Pegasus Young Company 11-15 to learn new skills and perfect old ones, with a focus toward performing an exhilarating piece of contemporary theatre.

Wednesday 8 September 2021

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