Information about the DAWN CHORUS Project

Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre invites you to apply to be part of our international DAWN CHORUS Project.


Pegasus Theatre are looking for 9 Youth Theatre Companies from across the world to take part in a brand new international project between 2019 and 2020.


Inspired by Oxford’s May Morning tradition, where the city greets the new season sun, this project will work with young people from across the world to ask:  In days as dark as these who will shine the light? We will work with the young companies to present what a "new dawn" looks like to them and what message they have for the world.


Taking place in Oxford in May 2019 and April 2020, with groups working in their home countries in between, DAWN CHORUS will work with 100 young people from 10 countries to give opportunity and agency to a generation of young people whose voice is often silenced. Pegasus Theatre will lead in the creation of a new, vibrant, multi-art form performance that will be performed in a picturesque Oxford location as the sun rises with all participants from across the world.


Who can apply for the DAWN CHORUS project?

·        Are you an impassioned leader of young people’s work?

·        Do you have experience working in the arts; theatre, music, dance, or visual arts?

·        Do you have a group of young people aged 16 – 25 years old in mind for this project?

·        Do you and your group reside outside of the UK?

·        Are you, and the young people you work with, interested in creating new and exciting performance that gives a voice to young people from across the world?


What you provide:

·        A commitment to complete the creative tasks for the full length of the project from May 2019 to August 2020

·        £250 contribution to the project

·        Travel costs to and from Oxford for the group leader and one young person in May 2019 for the partner weekend

·        Accommodation for up to 2 Pegasus Artists in your home country on an agreed date between September 2019 and April 2020 (all other costs for this trip will be covered by Pegasus Theatre)

·        Travel costs to and from Oxford for the group leader and 10 young people in April 2020 for the 10-day residency

·        A commitment to work with the same group of 10 young people from September 2019 – August 2020

If you would like more information about the project before completing this application, please get in touch with the DAWN CHORUS Producer, Liz Bate:

If you are ready to apply to be part of the DAWN CHORUS Project, please click the button below which will take you to the application.

We look forward to hearing about your company!