Theatre is the home of Oxford's youth theatre and is famous for
its provocative productions.
is one of the few arts organisations in the country to offer a wide
range of cutting edge contemporary performances for young people
to engage with.
professional performers, young people and adults explore the theatre
world together through watching or participating in drama, music
and dance to discover different perspectives and attitudes.
We stage plays that are innovative.
of the things we want to explore is "what is theatre?"
use cross-disciplinary forms - video, film projection, music,
dance - we break down the barriers to what people think is
Daley, Artistic Director
Pegasus Theatre is next door to the Magdalen Arms pub at the Iffley
Road end of Magdalen Road, a one-way street in East Oxford.
to Rose Hill (numbers 3 or 4) stop almost at the door. There is
very limited street parking in this area.
The theatre is so much behind its challenging productions and new
companies, that it offers a money-back guarantee. You buy your ticket
and sit back in the knowledge that if you don't like the show, you'll
get your money back, with no argument!
are available to under 18s, claimants, those receiving a disability
benefit and a companion, senior citizens, equity members and students
on proof of status.
and youth groups of eight or more are entitled to tickets at £2.50
each to most Pegasus shows. For details: 01865 792 209
theatre workshops and courses:
You never quite know what you'll see or what it will be like
at the Pegasus.
it stimulates discussion and creative thoughts.
Daley, Artistic Director
theatre straddles the boundaries between young arts and contemporary
theatre by running classes in performance, technical theatre, writing
and marketing as well as workshops and residences.
Oxford Youth Theatre Workshops are open to anyone between the ages
of 10 and 25 and membership is £20 per year. There are no
auditions and you need no special skills to become a member. Backstage,
front of house or on stage, Pegasus offers people the opportunity
to learn about and get involved in a real working theatre. Annual
membership costs £20.
for their youth theatre workshops were so popular, they sold out
in September 2002.
also supports Oxford Youth Dance and Tac-au-Tac Dance School for
young people aged 3 years and up.
the youth theatre workshops, two theatre companies have emerged
- The Right Size Theatre Company in West End and People Like Us.
Pegasus Theatre has gone on to work with such companies. As Gill
Jaggers, Marketing Director, said: "It's about developing a
range of forms of expression - where recent success stories have
developed. We're now working with local companies that are emerging
in the area."
main entrance has access for wheelchairs and there are seating spaces
and toilet facilities for audience members who are wheel chair users
as well as those with mobility difficulties.