Pegasus Theatre Trust
FCBStudios was commissioned to design a new building in east Oxford for the long established Pegasus Theatre Trust; who help involve more than 1,300 young people in arts activities each year. The project required the demolition of the existing workshop and foyer whilst the existing auditorium has been retained and extended to provide a 125 seat flexible space for dance and theatre productions.
The new building incorporates spaces for public use and hire including foyer, cafe, meeting rooms, dance studio, rehearsal spaces and a workshop; all located around the central auditorium.
The client’s vision was to build on a rich past and reputation for work with young people and professional artists, to develop a new centre of excellence for creativity, performance and to widen audiences and participation within Oxford.
The theatre is home to the Oxford Youth Theatre and the local community were involved in the development of the scheme, creating a building with sustainability at its heart and one which will add to the rich variety of this area of Oxford.
2011 Civic Trust Award: Commendation
2011 Oxford Preservation Trust Award: Winner
2011 Biffa Award: Catering Facilities Winner and overall Winner
2011 RICS South East Award: Runner-up