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
  • 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 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

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 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

London Marathon 2021

He did it!

Two years after signing up to run the London Marathon for Pegasus and 18 months after a lockdown marathon in his back garden, David Shorten finally got to run on the iconic course on 3rd October.

David has raised c. £4,000 for Pegasus (including Gift Aid) which is a wonderful contribution to our work with children and young people.

Thanks David!

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. Whether it’s running the Oxford Half Marathon, 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.

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

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

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, Remix for young refugees and newly arrived migrants, digital equipment, and our access fund to ensure that every young person who wants to take part is able to do so.

For more information on supporting Pegasus, please contact

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
  • The Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust
  • Christ Church
  • Doris Field Charitable Trust
  • Four Acre Trust
  • Jesus College
  • The Magdalen College Trust
  • Paper Moon 
  • 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
  • The Weinstock Fund
  • Worcester College
Core funders

Coming up at Pegasus…

          Uncaging Our World Festival - Nothin’ but a Shadow

    Uncaging Our World Festival - Nothin’ but a Shadow

    July 20, 2024

    Starts at: 16:30

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          Uncaging Our World Festival - Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying

    Uncaging Our World Festival - Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying

    July 20, 2024

    Starts at: 20:30

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          Uncaging Our World Festival - Transitions

    Uncaging Our World Festival - Transitions

    July 23, 2024

    Starts at: 16:30

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          Uncaging Our World Festival - La chevauchée du tigre

    Uncaging Our World Festival - La chevauchée du tigre

    July 23, 2024

    Starts at: 20:30

    Book now


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