Pegasus has been creating theatre for, by and with young people in the heart of East Oxford for over 50 years.
It has come a long way from the early days of Oxford Youth Theatre working out of the old Schools Meals Service building on Magdalen Road, but their ethos remains the same.
Pegasus theatre provides young people from diverse backgrounds with inspiration for journeys filled with creative opportunity, aspiration and imagination and ensures that their voices are at the heart of everything they do.
Having outgrown their original breezeblock building, Pegasus’ striking new purpose-built venue opened in 2010. Built around the original black box space, the 133-seat Pullman Stage regularly hosts productions from the very best small-scale touring theatre companies producing work for young audiences.
Together with their Clore Studio, the theatre provides a home for their two flagship Young Companies, a Professional Acting Diploma in partnership with boomsatsuma, a range of drama and dance classes for young people of all ages and their SPARK supported artists.
Pegasus strives to be inclusive, accessible and affordable for all. They actively reach out to those young people who are most excluded and vulnerable within society and work with them to create a place where they can grow and express themselves.
Whilst much of this work happens away from the public eye, the depth of their approach means the impact of what they achieve through their work is far-reaching and long-lasting.
Committed to ensuring that Pegasus is a secure, sustainable and resourceful organisation, they set high standards for themselves and are mindful of their responsibility to steward the organisation for the next generation.
Pegasus Theatre is located at the Iffley Road end of Magdalen Road in East Oxford and is easy to reach by public transport.