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.

The Young Company 11-15 has been divided into two groups to allow proper social distancing. One group has sessions on Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6pm, and one group has sessions on Thursdays 4:30 – 6pm.

Term Dates 

  • Wed 13 January 2021 – Wed 31 March 2021 (no session 17 Feb – half term)
  • Thurs 14 Jan 2021 – Thurs 1 April 2021 (no session 18 Feb – half term)

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 2020. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

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

Term dates 2021

  • Wed 29 April – Wed 15 July (no session half term)
  • Wed 9 September – Sat 5 December

Next intake: April 2021

“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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