Young Companies

Pegasus Young Companies are at the heart of our activity and integral to the creative and artistic process at Pegasus. Each year the Young Companies work towards a full-scale production, performed at Pegasus Theatre. 

Producing quality theatre

The Young Companies are designed for young people who would like to pursue acting, enjoy devising work or enjoy the artistic process of putting on a professional performance. They are a way to gain access to performance opportunities and to develop acting skills and techniques in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

We don’t hold auditions; we welcome anyone with the commitment, enthusiasm and passion to be part of a Pegasus Young Company.

If the fees are a stretch too far you can pay in installments before the start of each year. 

There are a limited number of free supported places available. Please email for more details on these.

There are two groups: the Young Company 11-15 and the Young Company 16-18. Intake for the 11-15 group is every September and the 16-18 group every January.

Pegasus Young Companies are sponsored by

Young Company 11-15

Young Company 11-15 is led by John McCraw, our Creative Learning Director at Pegasus.

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. Bring your creativity, energy and an open mind, as we take you on an exciting journey from the rehearsal room to centre stage. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

Sessions run Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6pm.

Term Dates 2021/22 

  • Weds 8 September 2021 – Weds 24 November 2021 (no session on 27 October due to half term)

  • Weds 12 Jan 2022 – Wed 30 March 2022 (no session 23 February due to half term)

  • Wed 27 April 2022 –  Sat 9 July 2022 (no session 1 June due to half term)

Additionally, there will be 2 Saturday rehearsals in the Summer 2022 term tbc. In the final production week (July 4th -9th) participants will be required every evening for technical and dress rehearsals and public performances.


Next intake: September 2021

In collaboration with

Young Company 16-18

Join our Pegasus Young Company 16-18 to embark on an exciting collaborative journey with renowned international touring theatre company Complicité. Working with local director Emma Webb and Complicitè Associate Clive Mendus, you will create a performance for December 2021. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

Sessions run Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Term dates 2021

  • Weds 8 September 2021 – Sat 4 December 2021
  • Half term rehearsal 25th-29th Oct (10-4pm)
  • In the final production week (30th Nov- 4th Dec) participants will be required every evening for technical and dress rehearsals and public performances.

Next intake: January 2022

“We are delighted and excited to be back at Pegasus to work with a new generation of theatre makers in the very place where our first production had its home.

Every Complicité show is a journey: a process of experimentation led by curiosity. We’re excited to be embarking on this latest journey with the new generation of theatre makers emerging at Pegasus.

We hope we can support their development as curious, hungry and skilled devised theatre makers and look forward to seeing where they take us.”

Natalie Raaum, Complicité Creative Learning Producer 


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